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The legal use of marijuana in Oregon

This blog has on many occasions discussed aspects of Oregon's drug laws. In particular, its marijuana laws have been discussed at length. However, people should know that as of July 1, 2015 big changes are coming to Oregon. When Measure 91 goes into effect, Oregonians will have the right to grow, buy and use marijuana. Although people will have these privileges, there are significant rules that must be followed. People need to understand their rights in order to avoid drug charges.

Until these changes go into effect, people in Oregon do not have the right to buy, sell or use marijuana in any form -- outside of the medical marijuana program. In other words, the recreational use of the drug is strictly prohibited and can lead to drug charges. The type of charges will depend on the amount of the drug a person is found with and the circumstances surrounding a person's arrest -- if the person was selling the drug to minors, for example.

According to the State of Oregon, once the new rules go into effect, people will be allowed to recreationally use marijuana. This new law will allow people to have up to four marijuana plants in their home. People will also be allowed to legally possess up to eight ounces of marijuana -- but only one ounce in public. If people keep marijuana in their homes, it must be kept out of view. Additionally, only people 21-years-old and older can possess or use marijuana within the state. Despite the fact that marijuana possession will be legal, using marijuana in public remains prohibited.

Eventually, the state will have licensed marijuana dealers. These dealers will have their own sets of rules to follow when it comes to growing and selling marijuana. If they break these rules, they could face legal consequences. People who sell drugs outside of licensed dealers could also face drug charges.

An attorney will be able to help people who have been accused of illegal drug use. Marijuana laws are changing rapidly, and people need to protect their rights.

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