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Laws Regarding Growing Cannabis in Eugene, Oregon

Oregon has become one of the most recent states to legalize the use of marijuana. Not only is it now legal to use marijuana, it is also legal to grow marijuana plants at home in Lane County with certain restrictions.  Veralrud and Fowler has kept up to date on the latest laws surrounding marijuana in Oregon, and wants to keep you informed too. As one of the top-rated criminal defense firms in Eugene, we want the public and our clients to be made aware of these recently passed laws and restrictions. There has been a lot of confusion on what these restrictions are so we have sought to outline the basic laws of growing marijuana at home.

Growing Cannabis and Producing Marijuana at Home in Lane County

While under Oregon law it is legal to grow your own marijuana plants at home, there is a limit to how many you may have without a special license. Up to four plants can be cultivated in a household. The cultivation of plants above this number without a license is illegal and will put you at risk for prosecution. If you have been arrested and are facing legal consequences for growing more than four marijuana plants: it’s time to hire a qualified Eugene criminal defense lawyer from Veralrud and Fowler.

When growing marijuana plants at home they must not be visible to the public. Should you choose to grow them in your yard they must be behind a fence or similar barrier. Growing cannabis plants on your front porch or balcony may seem like a convenient idea, but they must be behind a barrier, they simply cannot be grown out in the open. Failure to abide by this restriction will put you at risk for legal ramifications that will require a Eugene criminal defense lawyer.

It is illegal to grow marijuana plants within one-thousand feet (1,000 ft) of a school. Even though Oregon has made it legal to grow up to four marijuana plants in a home, if that home is within one-thousand feet (1,000 ft) of a school, you could face criminal charges. This law was put in place to protect children from coming into contact with marijuana. 

If you grow your own cannabis plants you have the right to give away cloned plants for others to grow as well as dried marijuana leaves or seeds. However, it is not legal for you to sell any clones or marijuana products produced from your plants. In Oregon you will need a special license to sell marijuana.  It is also important for any who are interested in growing marijuana at home to know that it is illegal to produce marijuana concentrates or extracts. Only those who are licensed by the state can legally produce concentrates or extracts.

Knowledgeable Eugene Attorneys

At Veralrud and Fowler, we want all of our clients to be well-informed on the new laws surrounding marijuana possession, use, and production. As successful Eugene criminal defense lawyers, we know that knowledge of these laws will help guide the public on how to safely and legally use and grow marijuana. For further information on Oregon marijuana laws read our article on Oregon Marijuana Use Laws. For further answers to your questions surrounding Oregon marijuana law, call Veralrud and Fowler today.

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