Confirmed by The Oregon Cannabis Association late yesterday evening; The Oregon Health Authority has formally announced its advised permanent rules regulating dosage, serving, and package limitations for edibles, extracts, concentrates, oils and topical products.
Even with persistent, near-unanimous feedback on the draft rules from the Oregon Cannabis Association and others in the cannabis business community, the OHA has not changed its original low-potency limits. 5mg of THC per serving and 50mg per package for adult use, and 10mg and 100mg for the medical market. These boundaries are unnecessarily low and will have inadvertent effects for public health and the regulated market.
If you share our concerns about the OHA’s final decision to allow only low-potency cannabis products to be sold and purchased in the regulated market, please take a moment to send a concise, direct and polite e-mail to the agency at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also recommend addressing the following points:
- Low potency 5/50 package and serving limits are unnecessary to protect public health and public safety. As a matter a fact, they may increase risk because the limits are so low that
- The extra production costs involved in supplying low potency products will be passed onto the consumer, raising costs and making legal and regulated products less competitive with illegal and unregulated products
- The unregulated illegal market will continue to provide unsafe products to customers who prefer a higher potency
- These limits are drastically lower than Washington’s current limits and the expected limits in California (10/100). Oregon’s rules should be consistent with neighboring states both for ease of enforcement and to deter the illegal transfer of products across state lines
- The best defense against accidental ingestion of cannabis products is public education and appropriate labeling
While the OHA’s decision is close to being made, there may still be time to change their minds. The Oregon Cannabis Association will continue our advocacy on this issue that impacts Oregon patients, consumers and businesses.
Read the proposed OHA adult use concentration limits here.http://www.oregon.gov/oha/mmj/Documents/Rulemaking/333-007-0210-PROPOSED-table-1.pdf
And read the proposed medical concentration limits here. http://www.oregon.gov/oha/mmj/Documents/Rulemaking/333-007-0220-PROPOSED-table-2.pdf
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