Starting June 2, marijuana-infused edibles, extracts and non-psychoactive topical products will be available for recreational sale in Oregon. Medical cardholders in Oregon already have access to marijuana edibles. Since October, marijuana flower, starter plants, and seeds have been available for recreational sale.
The Oregon Health Authority issued a bulletin detailing guidelines for edible sales:
- Retail customers, who must be over 21, can buy one low-dose marijuana infused edible per day at medical marijuana dispensaries that sell to recreational customers. “Low dose” means an edible with no more than 15 milligrams of THC.
- Non-psychoactive marijuana-based topical products, like lotions and balms, that contain no more than 6 percent of THC.
- One pre-filled cartridge or container of marijuana extract per day. This type of product is typically consumed using a portable vaporizer device. The container may not contain more than 1,000 milligrams of THC.
The health authority’s directive expands the sale of the products to the new legal recreational marijuana market. Extracts and edibles sold recreationally are subject to the same 25 percent state sales tax that is applied to marijuana flowers. Agency officials said that residency would no longer be a factor for people who own a marijuana company under proposed rules the commission will take up next month.
A separate state law passed earlier this year removed the original 2-year residency requirement for recreational marijuana licensees. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will begin issuing licenses under this law starting June 2.
Currently, more than 300 medical dispensaries are participating in the state’s early recreational marijuana sales. The OLCC has yet to issue a license for a recreational marijuana dispensary. The agency said it plans to issue its first dispensary licenses in October. By Jan. 1, 2017, all recreational sales will have to take place at OLCC-licensed dispensaries.
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