Oregon: Lawmakers Advance Bill Prohibiting Landlords from Discriminating Against Medical Cannabis Consumers

Salem, OR: Lawmakers have advanced legislation, Senate Bill 970, prohibiting landlords from taking discriminatory action against those who either use medical cannabis or possess cannabis-related convictions. The measure awaits action from Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

The measure states that a landlord may not take into consideration an applicant’s "status as a medical marijuana patient" or whether they have a "conviction based solely on the use or possession of marijuana."

Once signed, the new law takes effect on January 1, 2020.

For more information, contact Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Coordinator, at (202) 483-5500.