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How getting a medical marijuana card works for Oregon residents.

  1. Step 1
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    Sign Up

    Create an account to speak with a healthcare provider and qualify for an Oregon medical marijuana card. A consult costs $149. You are only billed if approved.

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    Talk to Your Provider

    Attend your appointment and discuss why you would like an MMJ card. The medical marijuana doctor will review any medical records you’ve submitted and ask questions based on your medical history.

    They will provide you with advice and guidance on whether medical marijuana is a good option for you and will either approve you or request further information during this call.

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    Receive Your Certificate From Leafwell

    The Attending Provider’s Statement confirms that your doctor recommends you become a medical cannabis patient under the state’s laws. This certificate is required to apply for your MMJ card. It will be emailed to you after the appointment.

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    Register with the State

    After your appointment, you’ll receive instructions for the state application process. Once approved, the state will mail your card, which is valid for one year.

    Typically, within two business days, you’ll receive a 30-day receipt that can be used as a temporary medical cannabis card until the physical card arrives.

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See a detailed step-by-step explainer on all the Oregon medical marijuana ID card requirements.

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Benefits of Getting a Medical Cannabis Card

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State-Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief in Oregon is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps if you're looking to get a medical marijuana card.

  1. Register Online With Leafwell
  2. Discuss Medical Marijuana With Your Provider
  3. Receive Your Certificate From Leafwell
  4. Apply for Your Card With the State of Oregon

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Our mission of increasing medical cannabis access means offering the highest-quality service at the best price. Here's what you need to know about the costs associated with the medical marijuana program in OR.
First-time certification
Renewal certification
$149
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$149
Veriheal
$199
$199
Green Health Docs
$200
$200
Local Dr.
$200
$175

Retail price as of 04/17/2024

What You Pay With Leafwell

Oregon medical marijuana patients save more with Leafwell. Get your money back if not approved.

Please note: You may be eligible for reduced patient application fees if you provide SNAP, OHP, or SSI proof. Reduced fees also apply to veterans who submit proof of serving in the armed forces.

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Medical marijuana certificate$149$149$200
State application fee$200$200$200
Total$349$349$400
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Qualifying Conditions

In Oregon, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana card recommendation:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
  • A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (a weight-loss disease that can be caused by HIV or cancer)
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
    • Persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    Any Oregon resident 18 years old or older with a qualifying health condition can apply for an Oregon medical marijuana card. The patient must receive a doctor’s referral, which can be acquired online via telemedicine with Leafwell.

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    Caregiver

    The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) allows patients to designate a caregiver. This person is responsible for managing the patient’s well-being and can purchase and possess marijuana items for the patient.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes. Oregon patients under 18 may be eligible for a medical marijuana card but will require a caregiver who is their legal guardian. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older and must fill out a Minor Declaration Form.

    Please note: Minor patients are not allowed inside dispensaries, so their designated caregiver must purchase their medicine.

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What You Need

You’ll need to provide the following to apply for an Oregon MMJ card:

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

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    Proof of Identity

    You will need a government-issued photo ID, such as an Oregon driver’s license or state ID card. You may also submit a passport, military ID, or Tribal photographic ID with proof of Oregon residence.

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    Proof of Oregon Residence (Optional)

    Proof of residency is only required for patients applying with proof of identity that is not an Oregon-issued driver’s license or state ID card.

    A recent utility bill or rental agreement that shows your name and Oregon address are acceptable proof of residence.

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    Medical Records (only required for minor patients)

    During your onboarding with Leafwell, you may upload medical records supporting your qualifying condition(s). Minor patients must provide medical records to be eligible.

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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical certification! You’re almost there, but there are a few more steps to complete to get your Oregon medical marijuana card. Let’s dive in!

  • Before You Start: What You’ll Need 
    • Your downloaded Attending Provider’s Statement
    • A credit or debit card for fees
    • A valid photo ID
  • Complete the State Application: Apply online and upload your Attending Provider’s Statement and other documents.
  • Pay the Fee: Pay the state fee and submit your application for approval. Once processed (which may take up to two business days), you will receive a 30-day receipt.
  • Start Shopping: You may use your 30-day receipt to purchase medical cannabis products from licensed dispensaries until your physical card arrives.

How to Renew Your Card

It’s easy to renew your OR medical marijuana card with Leafwell. Per state regulations, you must complete the state renewal application within 90 days of receiving your Attending Provider’s Statement. Failure to do so may result in additional fees.

We have an easy step-by-step guide to the entire process on our OR renewal page.

Legal Topics

Medical marijuana laws differ from state to state, and are constantly changing. Here are some critical Oregon medical marijuana laws to know.

Oregon Medical Marijuana Act: Medical cannabis was legalized in Oregon starting in 1998. The Oregon Health Authority implemented the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) to administer the registration program Recreational Marijuana: Medical cannabis and recreational cannabis sales are fully legal in Oregon.

Medical Marijuana Treatment: Medical users must be 18 or have a legal guardian who is 18 or older to apply for them. Medical use requires an Attending Physician’s Statement.

Marijuana Tax: Oregon medical marijuana patients pay a 0% sales tax on marijuana products, while recreational users pay a 20% tax.

Usable Marijuana Possession Limits: Users with an Oregon medical marijuana card can possess up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana.

Home Cultivation: Home cultivation is legal, and medical users can cultivate up to 16 plants (six mature plants).

Caregivers

Oregon defines a designated primary caregiver as someone who may assist their patient with any matter related to the medical use of marijuana.

Minors must have their legal guardian as their caregiver to be eligible for a medical marijuana card.

Caregiver Limitations

  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Must have valid identification. An out-of-state ID is accepted for caregivers.
  • “Designated primary caregiver” does not include a person’s attending provider.
  • Patients can designate one caregiver. There is no limit to how many patients a caregiver can serve.
  • Caregivers can also be patients.
  • Caregivers can also be designated as a patient’s grower (must be at least 21 years old).

Application Process

  • There is no additional fee for a caregiver.
  • During the medical marijuana patient application process, check the box to request a caregiver and submit all required information. The patient must include their caregiver’s information on their state application in Section 2.
  • The following caregiver documentation is required:
    • A government-issue, valid photo ID (i.e., driver’s license, state ID, military ID (must show date of birth), U.S. passport, U.S.-issued visa, permanent resident card, or Tribal ID (including full name, date of birth, and a photo).

Additional Documentation May Be Required If:

Reciprocity

Oregon does not recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards. However, adults at least 21 years old can legally purchase cannabis in Oregon at retail dispensaries.

The following states and territories recognize Oregon medical marijuana cards:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas *
  • Hawaii *
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey *
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma *
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands *
  • Utah * (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
  • Washington, D.C.

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application with the state program.

FAQs

Check out our OR FAQ page for more frequently asked questions about medical marijuana cards in Oregon.

How much does a Oregon medical marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation for an Oregon medical marijuana card costs $149 and includes a 1-year certification. You’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation.

Patients will also pay a separate $200 application fee to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.

Here’s an overview of the fees:

  • $149 Initial certificate from Leafwell
  • $149 Renewal certificate from Leafwell
  • $200 State application fee*(Reduced fees available as follows: $60 for SNAP; $50 for Oregon Health Plan [OHP]; $20 for SSI and Veterans)

*State fees are not included with Leafwell fees and are paid directly to the state.

What medical conditions qualify for a medical marijuana card in Oregon?

In Oregon, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and OMMP card:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Cancer
  • Degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (a weight-loss disease that can be caused by HIV or cancer)
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
    • Persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis

What do I need to know about applying for my medical cannabis card in Oregon online?

With Leafwell, applying for an Oregon medical marijuana card online is simple. Here’s what to expect:

  • Register with Leafwell and speak to an Oregon-licensed healthcare provider online. Consultations cost $149 and you’ll only be charged if approved.
  • Get approved and download your Attending Provider’s Statement.
  • Apply to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program and pay the state application fee.
  • Once processed (typically within 2 business days), you will receive a 30-day receipt that can be used as a temporary card until your physical card arrives via U.S. Mail.

How old do I have to be to apply for a medical marijuana card in Oregon?

You must be at least 18 years old to apply for an Oregon medical marijuana card.

Minor patients may apply with consent from a custodial parent or legal guardian who will serve as their caregiver.

Caregivers must be 18 or older.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Oregon?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Oregon can have a caregiver.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Must have valid identification (out-of-state ID is okay).
  • Caregivers cannot be the patient’s attending provider.
  • Patients can designate one caregiver. There is no limit to how many patients a caregiver can serve.
  • Caregivers can also be patients.
  • Caregivers can also be designated as a patient’s grower (must be at least 21 years old).

Here’s how the caregiver process works:

  • The patient must complete Section 2 in their state application and submit all required information.
  • The following caregiver information is required:
    • Government-issued photo ID
      • I.e. Driver’s License, State ID, Military ID (must show date of birth), US Passport, US-issued Visa, Permanent Resident Card, Tribal ID (including full name, date of birth, and a photo).
      • If you are renewing with the same registered Caregiver as last year and the government-issued photo ID you submitted for the Caregiver has not expired, a photocopy of the Caregiver’s government-issued photo ID is not required.
    • Additional documentation may be required if:
  • Once approved, the caregiver’s card will be mailed to the patient.

State Resources:

How do I apply for the state program in Oregon?

Here’s how to complete the state application process once you have your Attending Physician Statement from Leafwell. You must do this within 90 days of your appointment with Leafwell.

Getting Your Oregon Medical Marijuana Card
  1. Create a new account on the Oregon Medical Marijuana Online System – https://ommpsystem.oregon.gov
  2. Click Register as a Patient, and then choose New Patient.
  3. Submit all the information as required and click Next.
  4. Verify that the address is correct (they will mail you the physical card) and click Yes or No to correct the address.
  5. Next, you can designate a caregiver or a grower if you wish.
  6. Submit your physician’s information – this will all be found on the Attending Physician Statement emailed to you after your appointment with Leafwell.
  7. You then choose which fee you will pay.
  8. Upload the required documents.
  9. Complete this application by ticking the Electronic Signature and Certification boxes and typing your name into the box.
  10. Before submitting, review all information entered to check it is correct.
  11. Pay the state application fee. Once your fee is submitted, you can print out a 30-day receipt which permits access to a dispensary for 30 days.