New Oregon Law Eases Concealed Gun Restriction For Marijuana Offenders

OREGON:  In most states, if you have a marijuana charge on your record, you cannot get a concealed handgun permit. In Oregon, which was the first state to decriminalize marijuana possession, you could have one minor marijuana charge on your record and still be eligible for a concealed handgun permit. However, you could not have a charge from out of state in addition to one charge in state. That law was changed this last week. Per KGW:

Oregon attracts many people from elsewhere, and a new law taking effect New Year’s Day allows some of them to get a concealed handgun license.

State law generally prohibits people with drug convictions from getting a license to carry a concealed handgun. But Oregon reduced the severity of marijuana possession charges in 1973, and has long allowed residents with one minor pot offense to obtain a license.

That exception, however, did not apply to Oregonians who got caught with an identical amount of marijuana in another state.

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