The Oregon Recreational Cannabis Amendment, was setup as a statewide ballot to try and get a change in the Oregon Constitution. The amendment was to allow adults over 21 to use, posses and produce medical marijuana for their own purposes. Ultimately, this attempt at constitutional amendment did fail.

The primary sponsor of the measure was Douglas Paul Stanford. He had already been involved in the state’s 2012 Measure 80 act, which sought to legalize medical marijuana.

Eventually, on November the 9th 2014 a statewide ballot did pass as an initiated state statute, and it became legal for adults over 21 to possess up to 8 dried ounces, and own a maximum of 4 plants.

The first legal sale date of marijuana in the state of Oregon will be October 1st 2015.