If you go to Portland, chances are excellent you’re going to end up at Voodoo Doughnut—unless you hate fun. Or doughnuts.

Being familiar with the power of pastries, the Portland Police Bureau thinks you’re even more likely to beeline to Voodoo on July 1, the first day when it will be completely legal to both possess and use recreational marijuana in the city.


But how much weed can you actually carry and smoke without getting the jakes on your case? The PPB put together a handy visual aid starring a Voodoo Doll Doughnut to keep you on track.


voodoo doughnutPhoto: Voodoo Doughnut


The visual aid is pretty clear:

  • One ounce: Legal to possess on your person; slightly larger than the Voodoo Doll Doughnut.
  • Eight ounces: Legal to possess in your household; would make a good hiding place for a Voodoo Doll Doughnut
  • One pound: Illegal to possess anywhere; would probably smother your poor Voodoo Doll Doughnut to death.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau would like to draw your attention to several other rules regarding proper recreational marijuana use under the new law. For example, you still can’t legally use marijuana in public. Also, driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) covers marijuana use, as well. Finally, if your cranky neighbor sees you smoking in your home and has a problem with it, they should take it up with you and NOT the police—because it’s not a law-enforcement issue.


If you’re in Portland and you’re 21 or older, here’s a handy guide to legal marijuana use starting July 1st.

Additionally, here’s a field guide to the different doughnuts on Voodoo Doughnut’s menu, so you can glaze while you blaze. 


[via the Portland Police Bureau]