Medical Marijuana Use in Oregon
The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) was passed for the first time in 1998, but was amended in 1999, 2005, and 2007. This act legalized the use of marijuana for medical use by those approved by a medical professional. If a person has what is qualified to be a ‘debilitating medical condition’ they may be granted the right to possess and use small amounts of marijuana.
If you are interested in finding out how a medical marijuana permit affects a marijuana possession charge or other information related to this topic, contact the Portland marijuana lawyers of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., at 503-223-0011. Our team is available to help you if you are facing any type of marijuana-related charge.
Information on Medical Marijuana Use
In order to be approved for medical marijuana use, an individual must prove that they have met a pre-determined medical condition, diagnosed by a doctor or physician. Some of the medical conditions that have been approved for medical marijuana prescriptions include:
- HIV or AIDS
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Chronic Pain
Persons who have a license to purchase and possess medical marijuana may avoid criminal charges for possession. Individuals who do not have a license may face fines, probation, and possibly incarceration without the assistance of an experienced attorney.
If you have been charged with a marijuana-related offense, you need an attorney on your side that knows the ins-and-outs of Oregon marijuana laws. Contact the Portland marijuana lawyers of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., at 503-223-0011.