Oregon Medical Marijuana Allowance Measure 33 (2004)

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The Oregon Medical Marijuana Allowance Measure 33 was on the November 2, 2004 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute. It was defeated.[1]

The measure sought to make laws concerning medical marijuana less restrictive. Under this statute, registered patients are allowed to possess up to ten mature plants, an unlimited number of immature plants, and patients can possess one to six pounds of usable marijuana, depending on how much they grow yearly. Other provisions created a licensing program, permited selling of marijuana to registered patients, and created other changes to the previous laws of 2004.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 33 (2004)
Defeatedd No1,021,81457.2%
Yes 764,015 42.8%
Election results from Oregon Blue Book website, accessed December 16, 2013

Text of measure

Ballot title

The official ballot title of Measure 33 was:

Amends Medical Marijuana Act: Requires Marijuana Dispensaries for Supplying Patients/Caregivers; Raises Patients’ Possession Limit[3]

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote amends Medical Marijuana Act: requires creating marijuana dispensaries to supply patients/caregivers; allows dispensary/caregiver sales to patients; increases amount patients may possess.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains current Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, which allows registered patients to possess limited amounts of marijuana for medical purposes, and prohibits marijuana sales.[4][5]


The official ballot summary of Measure 33 was:

Oregon Medical Marijuana Act currently allows registered patients to possess/deliver/produce limited amounts of marijuana for medical purposes. Current law prohibits all marijuana sales, including sales to patients. Measure creates licensing program for nonprofit, regulated medical marijuana dispensaries, which may supply six pounds marijuana yearly per patient. Permits dispensaries to sell marijuana to registered patients/caregivers; percentage of proceeds funds program. Requires dispensaries to provide indigent patients marijuana. Requires county health departments in counties without licensed dispensaries to become dispensaries and supply marijuana to registered patients. Allows designated caregivers to sell marijuana to their registered patients. Increases marijuana registered patients may possess to ten mature plants, any number seedlings, one pound usable marijuana (six pounds if patient grows only one crop yearly). Other provisions.[4][5]

Financial impact

The official statement of estimated financial impact was:

The measure would require state expenditures of $340,000 to $560,000 per year on a recurring basis, with additional one-time start-up costs of $135,000. All but $75,000 of these costs may be offset by fees to be established by the Department of Human Services as provided in the measure. The financial effect on local government revenues and expenditures cannot be determined.[4][5]

Full text

The full text of the legislation proposed by Measure 33 is available here.

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  • American Alliance for Medical Cannabis


  • Office of National Drug Control Policy

See also

External links

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Additional reading


  1. Measure 33 Official Results
  2. Complete initiative summary
  3. Oregon Blue Book website, accessed December 16, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Oregon Secretary of State 2004 voter guide, accessed December 16, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.