Oregon: Govt Sets Lower Potency Levels For Edibles

4 April 2016

Oregon Live report…

Oregon public health officials are moving ahead with rules that would cap THC in marijuana edibles at half of Washington and Colorado limits, saying such a restriction is key to protecting novice consumers and children.

A rules advisory committee of the Oregon Health Authority met for the last time Thursday to discuss the proposed rules, which call for limits of 5 milligrams of THC in a single serving of an edible, such as a cookie or chocolate. A package of marijuana-infused edibles may contain no more than 50 milligrams.

For edibles sold on the medical marijuana market, the state has proposed higher limits — 100 milligrams of THC — a cap many advocates and patients say is too conservative for experienced and regular cannabis consumers.

The agency will hold several hearings this spring for public comment on the rules, but the schedule and location for those meetings has not been set. The rules go into effect Oct. 1.

Full report at:

http://www.oregonlive.com/marijuana/index.ssf/2016/03/oregon_moves_forward_with_lowe.html

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