The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) was passed in July and gives medical marijuana users the right to grow, possess, use and grow up to six plants, which can be grown in indoor or outdoor cultivation, in accordance with the state’s current zoning regulations.
The MMMA gives patients the right, as outlined in the law, to cultivate up to 12 plants, or grow three plants if it is indoors.
However, the law does not define “gardens” or the precise number of plants permitted under the MMMA.
The law is aimed at helping patients suffering from chronic pain and other ailments that include nausea, vomiting, severe seizures, muscle spasms, anxiety and other conditions, but the administration has said that more than 10,000 patients have been approved for the MMDA.
In addition, the MMCA is designed to make Oregon a model for other states to follow in legalizing medical marijuana.