Oklahoma governor OKs rules for cannabis-infused food products

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin approved new labeling, packaging and testing rules for food products that include medical marijuana.

The new rules require marijuana-infused food and beverage makers to comply with the state’s current food safety laws as well as the labeling and packaging laws for available cannabis products.

The regulations also require edibles makers to disclose on labels a product’s THC potency, including cannabis ingredients and tracking information for the marijuana oil or source material.

Marijuana-infused food and beverage makers will also be required to test one lot of products quarterly for:

  • Microbials, including yeast and mold.
  • Solvents and chemical residue, including acetone, butane and isopropyl alcohol.
  • Heavy metals, including lead and arsenic.
  • Pesticide residue, including chlorinated hydrocarbons and fungicides.
  • Potency to show levels of total THC.
  • Contaminants, including chemical agents of foreign matter, which could compromise food safety.

Previously, the state’s marijuana-infused food and beverage makers were manufacturing and selling products in the absence of specific labeling, packaging and testing requirements for edibles, but moving forward, they must follow the rules to be compliant with current regulations.