The Essential Oregon 420 Travel Guide for Stoners and Everyone else.
It seems that Oregon is leading the nation in legal cannabis use. With legal use for all persons over the age of 21 a trip to Oregon should be on every stoner’s travel list. Here’s what you need to know about weed in Oregon before you book a flight to Portland. So take a look at our Oregon 420 Travel guide.
Playing by the Rules: What’s Legal, What’s Not
Oregon has led the nation in cannabis usage being the first state in the nation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and one of the first to allow it for medical use. In October 2015 cannabis sales to recreational users from dispensaries was declared legal and as they say the rest is history. This quick graphic spells out what is legal in Oregon, specifically:
- 21 years of age
- Cannabis use is allowed on private property
- You can’t take any cannabis purchased in Oregon out of the state
- Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal
You can find all the latest in laws here on our Recreational Marijuana Laws page.
While that pretty much covers the ground rules of buying and smoking weed during your trip to Oregon, you should also take measures to be a considerate stoner while in this great state. Although you may see locals toking up in public at festivals or concerts it’s probably a good idea to reserve your cannabis usage for a 420 friendly private place. You don’t want to get in trouble for doing something you saw someone else do when you clearly know how to play by the rules. However if you still want to enjoy your live music with weed edibles are fair game here if you eat about an hour or so before the show.
Wake and Bake: Finding Pot-Friendly Lodging in Oregon
If you’re coming to Oregon to experience the growing cannabis culture then staying in a weed-friendly place makes sense read the cannabis news and you will see there are no many. Most hotels don’t take to kindly to guests lighting up in their rooms but there is no need to worry. Several hotels and bed and breakfasts have found success with a focus on allowing marijuana use in Colorado and Washington and they are starting to find their calling in Oregon. With the new changes taking place expect more places to stay popping up in Oregon during 2016.
Pot-friendly lodgings are Oregon’s cannabis culture hidden gems. You may have to go off the beaten path to make reservations but don’t let that stand in your way of a great vacation. Portland, Oregon’s signature city, is a great place to start your search for lodgings that put you close to the heart of Oregon’s growing pot scene. For the artistically inclined Eugene may be your stop. Eugene is the source of many fantastic glass artworks that you may recognize.
Great Stops: Planning Your Oregon Weed Vacation
Since Oregon is just starting to find its feet in the legal weed tourism industry it may be a good idea to take it slow and keep an eye on this state’s progress follow up on our site and use our Oregon 420 Travel guide. Portland and Eugene both feature tours designed to whet your whistle and it is definitely worthwhile to book one to get introduced to the growing culture. You can find anything from a morning brunch tour that features culinary cannabis delights to a tour for those who enjoy the nightlife. Whatever your preference you will be sure you find it.
There is definitely something to be said for the trailblazers planning a cannabis vacation in Oregon. If you’re more of a go-with-the-flow vacationer then exploring the many dispensaries may be more up your alley. Cannabis-friendly lounges can be found with some searching and one to hit while you’re in Portland is the World Famous Cannabis Cafe. Here you can safely partake of your wares and find company among other stoners. The WFCC was established in 2009 for medical users to medicate away from the public eye and its fame has only grown since. To find more destinations for your Oregon pot vacation USAWeed.org has a ton of info. There are also Oregon cannabis tours for you to.
The Must Hits: 3 Points of Interest for you Oregon Weed Trip
Still need some ideas for your Oregon pot adventure? Give these a look on our Oregon 420 Travel guide!
We’ve mentioned Portland before and with good reason. As a city whose name evokes an alternative living haven, Portland is home to several dispensaries and cannabis-friendly folk. Oregon’s largest city is where you can find most of the smokey action in Oregon.
Take a drive south from Portland to Eugene, another city we’ve mentioned before. Eugene bears a dark spot in its cannabis history but that is changing as reform continues. Bob Snodgrass, master of functional glass artwork, can be found hard at work here as well as other notable artists.
Want to have the pleasure of getting weed as you go through the drive through? If you plan your trip after April 20, 2016 you just might get the chance! Gold Beach, an Oregon coastal town, is home to Green Life Oregon which plans to open a recreational drive-thru dispensary on that date. Gold Beach is a town that will see a new life as the cannabis industry blossoms.
However you plan on spending your Oregon vacation make sure you follow the rules and laws and be a considerate stoner. This is only the beginning for Oregon’s growing cannabis industry so keep an eye on this wonderful state.