Individuals with a qualifying medical condition and a recommendation for medical marijuana from an attending physician may apply for a medical marijuana card through the Oregon Health Authority.

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program administers the cardholder registry for medical marijuana patients. Online application and renewal is now available. Medical marijuana patients now have the option to apply or renew using the state’s secure online system: see

Oregon Medical Marijuana Card Requirements – Qualifying Medical Conditions

Attending Physician’s may recommend the use of medical marijuana for the following medical conditions:
– Cancer
– Glaucoma
– A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
– Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
– Cachexia (a weight-loss disease that can be caused by HIV or cancer)
– Severe pain
– Severe nausea
– Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
– Persistent muscle spasm, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis

Attending Physician Definition

An Attending Physician is defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) licensed under ORS chapter 677 who has the primary responsibility for the care and treatment of a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition.

Naturopaths (ND), chiropractors (DC), or nurse practitioners (NP/FNP) may not act as Attending Physicians.

“Primary responsibility” means that the physician:

Provides primary health care for the patient; or

Provides medical specialty care and treatment for the patient as recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties; or

Is a consultant who has been asked to examine and treat the patient by the patient’s primary care physician licensed under ORS Chapter 677, the patient’s physician assistant licensed under ORS Chapter 677, or the patient’s nurse practitioner licensed under ORS Chapter 678; and,

Has reviewed a patient’s medical records at the patient’s request and has conducted a thorough physical examination of the patient, has provided or planned follow-up care, and has documented these activities in the patient’s medical record.

Patient Application Fees

Basic Application Fee

Patient is own grower or not listing grower

Reduced Fee – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Patient is own grower or not listing grower AND submits current SNAP proof

Reduced Fee – Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

Patient is own grower or not listing grower AND submits current OHP proof

Reduced Fee – Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Patient is own grower or not listing grower AND submits current SSI proof

Reduced Fee – Veterans

Patient is own grower or not listing grower AND submits proof of having served in the Armed Forces of the United States

New patients can create an account, apply online and print the 30-day receipt. See the New Patient page for details.

Existing patients can view account information, renew an application, pay online, and print the 30-day receipt. See the Renewal page for details.

Note: If you don’t want to use the online system, you can still apply or renew by mail.

Contact the OHA

Phone: 971-673-1234. Staff are available from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday or visit

E-mail: [email protected]

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) oversees the medical marijuana cardholder registry for patients and regulates medical marijuana dispensaries, processors and grow sites.

Our role includes administering the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act by overseeing the registration, database, tracking and reporting requirements for patients, growers, processors and dispensaries.

The OMMP strives to:

Ensure compassionate and responsible access to medical marijuana products.

  • Development of clinical guidelines for the recommendation of medical marijuana.
  • Timely review of cardholder registry applications.
  • Maintain and ensure patient confidentiality.
  • Keep registry cardholder fee costs affordable and reasonable.

Regulate medical marijuana and medical marijuana facilities.

  • Register medical marijuana facilities: dispensaries, growers, and processors.
  • Establish a compliance and enforcement program.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulation.

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program is part of the Center for Health Protection. Search the Public Health Program Directory to see all programs in the Oregon Public Health Division

Need help choosing the right medicinal marijuana product? Head into one of our Oregon marijuana dispensaries and our friendly staff can recommend a product based on your ailments or view our range of cannabis flowers, topicals, edibles, concentrates, vape cartridges and more.