Portland Marijuana Defense Attorneys
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Oregon law now recognizes the legal possession, cultivation, manufacture and distribution of both recreational and medical marijuana and marijuana derived products such as oils, solid distillates, edibles, tinctures and balms etc. Nevertheless, there are still serious criminal laws in place that will apply to people who are not operating under the strict guidelines that apply to medical or recreational marijuana,
For example, it is still a Class A felony to deliver marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school if it is not done in compliance with the recreational and medical marijuana rules and guidelines. Moreover, all possession, manufacturing and distribution of marijuana, even if legal under Oregon law, remains unlawful under federal law.
Anyone involved with or engaged in the medical or recreational cultivation, production or distribution of marijuana under Oregon law needs to be aware of the risks of federal criminal liability. Federal civil asset forfeiture can also be a concern. Have you invested in a marijuana-related business? Do you own an interest in property utilized for a marijuana-related purpose? Recent signals from the United States Attorney seem to indicate that the future may hold less tolerance for state-sanctioned recreational and even medical marijuana laws. Furthermore, there has been a renewed push for civil asset forfeiture on both the state and federal level.
The attorneys at Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., have deep experience in state and federal criminal laws related to marijuana. Mr. Kohlmetz also has experience in both federal and state criminal and civil asset forfeiture law and proceedings. He is a current appointee to Governor Kate Brown’s Asset Forfeiture Oversight Advisory Committee.
Medical Marijuana in Portland
Many people use marijuana and marijuana-derived products for valid medical reasons. Medicinal use of cannabis is widely recognized for the benefits that it can provide to patients. Under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) certain individuals are allowed to grow, use, and produce marijuana for medicinal purposes. There are strict guidelines surrounding this usage though, and it can be easy to make a mistake without even realizing that you have, or be charged because you didn't have the proper authorization.
Recreational use of marijuana has also been legalized in Oregon. New bodies of laws and regulations are constantly being written and amended concerning the lawful use, sale, distribution and manufacture of marijuana and marijuana-derived products. These rules are complex, confusing and changing constantly
If you are engaged in activities related to the recreational or medical use, production, sale, distribution or manufacture of marijuana or marijuana-related products, or if you are charged with a marijuana-related crime, speak with a Portland marijuana defense attorney versed in both state and federal marijuana-related laws as soon as possible.
For a free consultation with a highly experienced attorney, call (503) 303-0771.