On May 31, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority issued a press release to remind Oregonians that registered medical cannabis dispensaries will begin selling edible products to adults 21 or over on June 2, as well as reminding consumers to go slow when ingesting edibles and that such products should be kept away from children.
“We are concerned about folks who are novice users,” said Jonathan Modie, spokesman for the Oregon Health Authority, as reported by Portland Tribune. “We are concerned about calls into the poison center, not just children but adults.”
Last month, the OHA adopted temporary administrative rules regarding the sale of new products, with the rules in effect from June 2 until Dec. 31, 2016, at which point regulation of the recreational cannabis program transfers to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Starting on June 2, registered medical cannabis dispensaries can sell one edible unit per retail customer, with each unit containing no more than a total of 15 milligrams of THC. Retail customers can also now purchase extracts that do not exceed 1,000 milligrams per unit.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown approved the sale of edibles and extracts on March 29 when she signed Senate Bill 1511.