Controlled Substances

ORS 475.754
Affirmative defense to unlawfully possessing pseudoephedrine

It is an affirmative defense to a charge of violating ORS 475.752 (Prohibited acts generally) by unlawfully possessing pseudoephedrine that the person:


Obtained the pseudoephedrine lawfully;


Possessed no more than six grams of pseudoephedrine, the salts, isomers or salts of isomers of pseudoephedrine or a combination of any of these substances; and


Possessed the pseudoephedrine under circumstances that are consistent with typical medicinal or household use, as indicated by factors that include but are not limited to storage location, purchase date, possession of the products in a variety of strengths, brands, types or purposes and expiration date. [Formerly 475.843]
Note: 475.754 (Affirmative defense to unlawfully possessing pseudoephedrine) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 475 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 475

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 561 (1972); 69 OLR 171 (1990)


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