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About the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program

About the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program

The Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program is responsible for the licensing, regulation and oversight of medical marijuana facilities in Oregon. Dispensaries distribute medical marijuana to patients and caregivers who are registered with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP). From October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016, dispensaries may sell limited amounts of recreational marijuana to adults 21 and older, per Senate Bill 460.

Contact us

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program
Oregon Health Authority
PO Box 14116
Portland, OR 97293

Toll-free telephone number: (855) 244-9580 (Monday-Friday, 11 am to 4 pm)
E-mail: medmj.dispensaries@state.or.us

Media inquiries only: phd.communications@state.or.us or (971) 246-9139

Please note: If you are a current applicant for a license to operate a dispensary, please be sure to include your MMD# on all e-mail and postal correspondence with the program. Your MMD# is used to track your application materials. Items and correspondence submitted to the program without an MMD# will not be matched to an application and the application may fail.

Current legal status of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon

As of March 3, 2014, only facilities registered by the Oregon Health Authority may provide certain exceptions from Oregon criminal laws governing the possession, delivery or production of marijuana as specified in ORS 475.309.

Nothing in Oregon law protects dispensaries, growers, caregivers or patients from federal prosecution.


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