Can I travel with recreational marijuana?

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You can’t buy marijuana in another state and bring it into Oregon, nor can you take it from Oregon across state lines. That includes to and from Washington and California where recreational marijuana is also legal. Taking marijuana across state lines is a federal offense.

Driving within the state of Oregon:
If you are 21 or older, you may drive with marijuana in your vehicle within the legal possession limits.

Flying within the state of Oregon:
The Portland International Airport does allow airline passengers flying within the state to board with the legal public possession amount (1 ounce) of marijuana on them. However, smoking marijuana onboard the plane is strictly prohibited.

If the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) finds marijuana on a passenger, they’ll notify airport police, who will confirm that the passenger is not exceeding the 1 ounce legal limit for public possession, the passenger’s age, and the boarding pass destination to make sure they are flying to a destination within the state. Travelers who are traveling outside of the state will be asked to dispose of the marijuana before being allowed to carry on with their travel plans.

Still illegal on federal land:
The use, growing, transportation and possession of marijuana on federal property (including Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service land) is prohibited.

Tribal land is sovereign and rules may be different:
Federally recognized Indian Reservations possess the right to enter into agreements with the State of Oregon to grow and sell marijuana on their reservations, but they may also disallow possession and use on their sovereign land. Be sure to check local restrictions before traveling to or through Tribal land with marijuana.

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If you have a question that’s not answered here, take a look at the full list of FAQs or contact OLCC staff. We’ll do our best to get you the information you need based on what we know now. Additional information is available at marijuana.oregon.gov.