A grower is a person designated by a registered patient to cultivate marijuana for the patient. A grower offers lower prices than what dispensaries offer and can sometimes offer up to one ounce of marijuana for free every month. Growers may produce and provide marijuana to a patient or a patient’s designated primary caregiver as authorized under the law.
For each patient or caregiver for whom marijuana is being produced, a grower may possess up to six mature plants and up to twenty-four ounces of usable marijuana. For each patient, they may possess up to eighteen marijuana seedlings. A grower may produce marijuana for no more than four patients or designated primary caregivers.The patient, the designated primary caregiver, and the grower must have in his possession his OMMP identity card when transporting marijuana. A patient must have in his possession his OMMP identity card when using marijuana in a location other than the residence of the cardholder.
If a person was only convicted once of a Class A or Class B felony for the manufacturer or delivery of a controlled substance in a Schedule I or II, then he may grow five years from the date of conviction. If he was convicted more than once, he may not grow.
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- Must be designated by a registered patient as patient’s grower
- Must be 18 years of age or above
- Must possess an identification card
- Must be registered with the Health Department of Oregon
- Must have lived in Oregon for the past 2 years