Launching Extracts and Edibles to the Masses June 2nd
Edibles, extracts, and topicals. At last, the time has come: the Oregon Health Authority has finally agreed to allow Oregon dispensaries to sell edibles to recreational users.
Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 1511 at the end of March, a law which would allow Oregon dispensaries to sell both marijuana infused edibles and extracts (used in vaporizers) to recreational users. Both marijuana products will become available at all of your favorite dispensaries come June 2, and you won’t need an OMMP card to buy them.
However, with good news also comes the not so good news. With all of the controversy surrounding the dangers of potential marijuana overdosing, the limitations on the quantity of THC allowed in recreational edibles is very stern, and extremely low. Recreational marijuana users will only be able to purchase one edible item from each dispensary per day, and no matter the product type—candy, drinks, or baked goods etc—each product can contain no more than 15 milligrams of THC.
After hearing this news, many recreational cannabis users have had some negative comments about the amount allowed, which is relatively weak compared to the average 100 to 200 milligrams of THC available in “medibles” created for medical marijuana patients.
Beginning June 2nd recreational marijuana users will also be able to purchase the following:
- Non-psychoactive marijuana-based topical products, like lotions and salves, 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.
To get prepared for June 2nd, The Daily Leaf Team has created a map that will showcase all the dispensary locations with the best deals on extracts, edibles, and topicals. Our map will be updated daily so make sure to stay connected and keep your eyes peeled for the best extracts and edible deals throughout Portland.
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