Forest Visitors Urged to be Respectful of Each Other and the Laws and Rules in Place
ROSEBURG, OR – July 1, 2015 – The recreational possession and use of marijuana in Oregon became legal as of July 1, but it will remain illegal on the Umpqua National Forest – and other federal lands – under federal law.
The use, growing, transport and possession of marijuana on National Forests are governed by Federal Law and are therefore illegal. The U.S. Forest Service will continue to enforce and investigate the use, growing, transport and possession of marijuana on National Forests as we have in the past because it is illegal.
“The beauty and richness of the Umpqua National Forest draws many people to this amazing area,” said Umpqua Forest Supervisor Alice Carlton. “We want all forest visitors to enjoy the beauty and benefits of their national forest while remaining respectful of each other, and the laws and rules in place.”
Possession of small quantities of marijuana is a misdemeanor and “charged” via a violation notice. The use, growing, transport and possession of MJ on National Forests is illegal and will be appropriately investigated.
Carlton added that she hopes to avoid any confusion for forest visitors by clarifying that marijuana is not welcome on the Umpqua National Forest.