Marijuana Laws in Portland Oregon
On November 4th, 2014 the citizens of Oregon voted yes on Measure 91 which will legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon. Legal marijuana stores will not be operational in Oregon until anywhere from July 2015 to 2016. The OLCC (Oregon Liquor Control Commission) must put laws in place to accept applicants for recreational sales of marijuana by January 1, 2016.
Until then, however, marijuana is legal in Oregon and adults may grow up to 4 plants in their homes, you pay also possess 8oz in your home or 1oz in public.
Oregon has had medical marijuana for over a decade and has many operational facilities for medical patients. See the law in detail on NORML. Law enforcement is fairly understanding of your rights these days.
Law Enforcement in Portland
Portland police are very forgiving toward marijuana smokers, and do not look for them. In fact, there are some areas in Portland (see “spots”) where it is very common to smoke pot in public.
Small time dealers and recreational smokers with small amounts are usually not harassed, although recently police have stepped up their efforts to chase away street dealers due to complaints from some uptight visitors to the downtown area. If you are unlucky enough to be stopped by the police for marijuana, they will probably just take it away from you.
another reporter added: “well cops are faggots here, they don’t like pot, they think its evil or sum like they wont let shit slide, i speak from experience.”
Where to buy marijuana in Portland, Oregon
Finding herb in Portland is as easy as going to a local head shop and talking to a few patrons. We are all friendly smokers who understand another’s love for herb. Also, check out Mt. Hood given the chance. Some lift operators sling bags, and plenty of snowboarders smoke herb. There’s nothing like sitting at the top of the ski run and smelling that sweet skunk wafting through the trees.
Also check out an area known as “The Park Blocks” along Park St. across from the Portland Art Museum – it is a good place to find street dealers. Look for young people dressed in “hip-hop” or “punk” style with back packs, cargo pants, etc… hanging out in small groups.
Waterfront park is another place you can look for buds, but be careful — some are out to rip you off, usually in terms of quantity, not quality. You will usually get a better deal from people who know you. A local reporter said that: “I’ve been buying bud on and off from the Waterfront area for the last 5 years. Cops come and go, but dealers usually work with spotters who are on the look-out. Look at the product before you buy (dealers tend to offer at least a peek at the bag).”
Downtown Near the Nordstroms
another reporter added: “Along the north part of the waterfront downtown, or in the south park blocks from about Salmon to Market. Look for the people who aren’t eating lunch, aren’t sitting alone or conversing, aren’t far from the main traffic lanes. Somebody usually has a bicycle. On busy days, they may have some things for sale, like jewelry or even pipes. But mostly they’re standing around talking about nothing, waiting for you to join their conversation. Start with the person who’s looks most like you or your best friend. Or, hang out nearby for a while, and see whether somebody asks you where the bathrooms are, or some other lame question.”
and also: “water front .. also know as skidmore fountain you should see people openly smoking bud. Use your head if a guy looks like a douschebag he probably is and will probably rip you off. ”
Marijuana prices in Portland, Oregon
You can get a couple of grams for $20 or so, $40 or less per eighth ounce.
another reporter added: “$ 140.00 for a VERY NICE HALF,Actually 135 for us only because our friendly guide had been bringing so much business for his supplier. He didn’t take any ,we got to see what we were getting before buying and our guy got a kick down from his guy so it worked out for all.”
and also: “Officially, $40 for “1/8 ounce” (around 3.5 g). But you’ll probably get ripped off buying on the street, so negotiate carefully and expect to come home with half of the weight sometimes. But once you can find a regular’s phone number, you can arrange to meet up somewhere quiet and get the full weight.”
: All types of high quality green bud are available here. As mentioned earlier, you may get ripped off in terms of quantity, but the quality is usually excellent.
For the southern smokers who wanna know what we got up here… Most the bud is KB quality as you would call it in the South, but every once in a while you can get sum dro too.
From our local reporter: “Bud obtained at the Waterfront is usually high-grade. I’ve been sold “Northern Lights” and “Blueberry”, but they looked/smelled/tasted the same as everything else. Find a reliable dealer in Portland and you will be hooked up with very good brand name marijuana that is excellent compared to what you get on the street. “