OR market for edibles, infused products opens

Thursday is a big day for the cannabis industry in Oregon, where medical marijuana dispensaries for the first time can now sell edibles and other THC-infused products legally to anyone 21 years of age or older.

According to Oregon’s new medical marijuana provisions, each infused product’s package can contain up to 15 milligrams of THC; but customers will not be allowed to buy more than one package at a time, The Oregonian reported.

Regulators eventually will limit the amount of THC that an individual product can have to five milligrams – half of what’s allowed in Colorado and Washington – while an edibles package will be allowed to contain up to 50 milligrams of THC.

Last week, a coalition of edibles manufacturers in Oregon, concerned with a lack of general public knowledge on the potency of their products, launched a public safety campaign to urge first-time users to take it easy on the dosage when trying such products.

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3 comments on “OR market for edibles, infused products opens
  1. Jim MacRae on

    It’s good that the Washington stores within 20 miles of the border gained some experience regarding business downturns last October when Oregon’s tax-free market emerged.

    Now there is one less reason for Oregonians to cross state boundaries to purchase legal cannabis products. This will be interesting to watch.

  2. Paul Sorensen on

    I find these limits on edible purchases a bit draconian. At least now we can grow our own, make canna butter and bake away at home.

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