Growing cannabis is a lot of fun, and if you wish to break free and try your hand at cultivation, a number of breeders are doing the work to make world-class genetics available in seed form through Oregon’s dispensaries.
In a years-long process refining an alternative treatment for a young patient suffering from seizures associated with autism, Dynasty arrived at a chemovar dubbed Divina Obscura —named as such after the young patient’s symptoms improved and she began to advance her communication skills, using a whiteboard to express poetic insights into her inner feelings: “the divine mask,” she one day wrote, which was translated to Latin to reflect the language of miracles.
Archive Seed Bank is commonly regarded in grower and breeder circles as one of the industry’s leading genetic preservationist collectives. For decades, the network of growers and seed makers have gathered rare, elite, and difficult-to-locate clone-only cuts—going direct to a chemovar’s verified originator to gather legit examples of some of the finest weed in the world.
To make these clone-only exotics available in seed form, Archive’s original breeding stud was a backcrossed Face/Off OG male known for imparting deep fuel terps and potent THC concentrations. Numerous connoisseur-quality chemovars have been conceived in Archive’s stables using this male’s pollen—perhaps most recognizably, modern-cannabis classic Do-Si-Dos.
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Perfectly happy whether grown inside or outdoors, Grandaddy Purple is a hardy fellow, being resistant to many plant diseases and fungal growth. This makes it a wise option for beginner growers, although professional growers also appreciate its ease of maintenance and reliable yields.
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Happily, growing weed is also legal in Oregon, although as you would expect there are a few conditions attached. You’ll need to be aged 21 or over, and will be limited to four plants per household unless you want to apply for a license to operate a commercial growing enterprise. Strictly speaking it’s best to keep personal crops indoors, as the law requires that they are kept away from public view.
An expertly blended mix of ApePower, MonkeyWeed and HealthMonkey, Original Glue won the Cannabis Cup largely due to its impressive THC content and highly appealing fragrance. As a powerful weed variety, Original Glue is best smoked in moderation. So this is one for those days when you just want to lie back on your couch and relax.
A favorite with both novices and more experienced weed growers, Durban Poison manages to be both easy to grow and delightful to smoke. Plants can grow up to 2.5 meters tall, and the resulting buds are flavorsome and sweet-smelling, with hints of pine and a smooth texture.
One small note of caution; these beauties will grow prodigiously if left unchecked. So to keep your plants within a manageable size (a must if you want to keep them out of sight), we recommend using SCROG (Screen of Green) techniques.
The legalization of recreational marijuana through Measure 91 doesn’t directly affect Oregon’s medical marijuana program. However it has greatly reduced it has a side effect. There are currently only 3 “med-only” dispensaries left in the state. Certain Rec dispensaries can sell to medical patients if they carry what the state considers “medical-grade” cannabis. These sales are not subject to the same taxation as Rec product. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act protects users from criminal charges concerning possession, production, and delivery. To apply for a medical marijuana card visit the Oregon Public Health Department’s website and fill out an application. You’ll need to have your doctor complete the Attending Physician Statement. You’ll also need a valid photo ID and $200 for the application fee. If you receive benefits from the government, like food stamps, this fee can be reduced. You’ll receive your card within 30 days after submitting your application.
In Oregon, driving with any amount of THC in your system could get you a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. However, because THC can stay in your system for up to 30 days, it makes it hard to prove whether or not you smoked prior to or while driving. The best way to avoid this is to not smoke and drive at all. If you are caught driving under the influence of marijuana you could face jail time and fines as well as a suspended driver’s license or the judge could order an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle at your cost. Oregon has taken a hard stance on this and considers any presence of THC to be evidence of impairment.
If you are 21 years of age or older and possess a valid government-issued ID, you are able to purchase cannabis flower, seeds, clones, edibles, concentrates and several other products containing cannabinoids. However, there are limitations on the amounts of each you are able to purchase from a licensed retailer.
Under Measure 91, licensed retailers are authorized to dispense marijuana to adults 21 years of age or older between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm local time. However, store owners have the right to operate at any time within these hours, so be sure to check ahead of time to confirm the exact opening and closing times.
You are legally allowed to drive with marijuana in your vehicle, so long as you are within the legal possession limits and have your marijuana stored away from the driver in a child-proof container.
In terms of reciprocity, Oregon doesn’t recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards by law.
The application fee is $200. Individuals receiving certain benefits from the state, such as SNAP, may apply for reduced fees. Get Your Card