Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) decriminalized possession and cultivation of marijuana for people with certain medical conditions, such as HIV/ AIDS, cancer, and multiple sclerosis.
Patients – people suffering from these diseases – may possess no more than 3 ounces of dried marijuana at any one time.
Caregivers – people who grow and cultivate the marijuana for patients – may have no more than 7 marijuana plants, and no more than 3 of those may be full-grown.
Patients and caregivers must be licensed.
Frequently, Oregon police will arrest both patients and caregivers for having an improper amount of marijuana.
Often times, the police ignore or misinterpret the restrictions of the OMMA. At that point, it is up to the person and their attorney to figure out where the miscommunication happened, and convince the DA’s Office to dismiss the case.
In other circumstances, the person was indeed in possession of too much marijuana, but assuming it was not an excessive amount, it could be that it was a “medical necessity,” as dictated by a licensed medical professional.
In any circumstance, an experienced lawyer will examine the stop, arrest, and search that led to the discovery of the marijuana.
In some situations, caregivers prefer to talk to an attorney ahead of doing any growing, to make sure they are in compliance with the law, and continue to be so as their patient base expands.
Whatever your needs are, we will work with you to fight unjust charges or help keep you on the right side of the law.
Edward Kroll has experience in dealing with all types of drug crimes. If you have questions about anything, consider contacting Portland medical marijuana lawyer Edward Kroll today for a free and confidential consultation, so we can begin formulating your defense.