Eugene, OR, Oregon

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3

Legislation: Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is only a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $500 – $1,000.

Conditional discharge (where the offender may opt for probation rather than trial on his first prosecution) is possible for possession offenses(!).

Possession of one ounce or more is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Recreational smoking is somewhat decriminalized as users and dealers with small amounts (1 oz. or less) are a low priority for law enforcement. Marijuana is legal for medical purposes in Oregon, but you must have a permit that is issued by the state with proof of doctor’s prescription (which may or may not be easy to obtain, depending on your connections).

another reporter added: “* With no prior felony convictions, if convicted of possession of less than one pound of marijuana a judge must impose a sentence of probation with mandatory drug treatment. If no treatment center exists within the jurisdiction, the judge may waive the treatment requirement. They judge can also waive all fines.

** Unless previous conviction of paraphernalia sale or possession (if previous conviction, 90 days to 1 year). Paraphernalia sale to a minor at least 3 years younger than actor- State Jail Felony = 180 days-2 years; $10,000

Possession of two ounces or less of marijuana is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $2,000. Possession of greater than two ounces is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine up to $4,000. For greater than four ounces the penalty increases to 180 days – two years in jail and a fine up to $10,000. Possession of greater than five pounds carries a penalty of 2 – 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. For greater than 50 pounds the penalties increase to 2 – 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. For any amount greater than 2,000 pounds the penalty is 5 – 99 years and a fine up to $50,000.

Law Enforcement: “The cops around here have more important things to do than look for stoners and hippies on a friday night… trust me. As long as you stay a respectable distance from johhny law he’ll give you a wide birth. There were a total of 6 marijuana related arrests in 2006 in Eugene.”

“Eugene police are not really pot-friendly although it depends on what part of town and what time of day or night. Certainly during the Saturday market is the lowest risk seeing how lots of people openly smoke on the square. ”

Where to buy marijuana in Eugene, Oragon: “You can find it at open air events if you know what kind of people to look for. But don’t quote me on the quality, it can go from stuff that barely resembles weed, up to some of the most mind blowing sensemilla there is.”

“You can always find dank on the steps of the courthouse during Saturday market. Walk up, look around, and within 30 seconds someone will walk by saying “nugs, shrooms” under their breath, and you’ll turn around and someone else will look right at you and ask if you’re looking to buy weed. I have purchased this way (and I’ve never lived in this town) over the last TEN YEARS and have always been satisfied. I could only wish I knew of more locations like this. ”

another report we have is: “You really better know someone in this town. You can buy it on the street from strangers, but it will be extemely low quality herb and weight will be light.”

another reporter added: “Most of the time there is very little focus(if any) on marijuana smokers/dealers beings how so many people here smoke. Saturdays you can find many people openly smoking on the steps of the county court house, right next to the police station and sheriffs office. Saturdays between Spring and fall. In other parts of the town there are very little officers who will stop you for having/smoking as long as you stick to the older neighborhoods and by the river. Look under “more information” for more good smoking spots and other usful tips.”

Marijuana prices: “Like this site says it vaires from 35-60 an eighth here, but if you know someone and buy in bulk should be economical.”

and also:” $35-$50 for an 1/8 oz. depending on what is around at the time, although you can not find bad pot here, there are “flavers” that are in high demand. You will not find compressed nuggs here or “mexi nuggs”. The only pot you will find here is the kind that you can toss at a window from across the room and it will stick. I have seen every color of hair to every color of “keef” crystals under the rainbow.”

Marijuana brands: “If you know anything about the way weed is grown and prepared to be consumed… you’d know that with weed it’s 98 % nurture and 2 percent nature. so don’t pay any attention to the name or brand, just worry about the way it looks smells, feels and smokes. You’ll find some of the choicest herb here.”

Nothern Lights, Blueberry Trinity, Skunk Bud, 20 min creeper, Orange bud, Blueberry dreams, AK-47, G-13 – G-18, Lime, Sticky skunk

More information: Smoke spots: near the rose garden and on the lower trails of the river, Skinners butte, “420 Ghetto”, pretty much just walking down the street.

There is a statue of Ken Kesey reading a story to children on Broadway, close to ltd bus station, so you can imagine what the atmosphere around here is. He is one of the original hippies.