Marijuana edibles to be sold legally June 2


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Marijuana edibles will be legally available to buy in medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon Thursday, June 2.

Shango Premium Cannabis spokesperson Morgan McKee tells KOIN 6 their products have all had to be carefully crafted to comply with state regulations for THC.

Eating or drinking marijuana exposes you to THC, the chemical that makes you high, without the risk of smoke exposure.

Shango will be offering multiple edible products. Those products can contain up to 15 mg of THC and adults over 21 can buy them.

“It’s hitting a moving target for sure, trying to nail down the exact doses,” said McKee.

Washington and Colorado cap their THC at 10 milligrams per serving. Proposed permanent rules could cap Oregon’s limit at 5 milligrams, but that wouldn’t take effect until January, when the Oregon Liquor Control Commission takes over state regulations.

Dispensaries also have to consider their packaging, specifically in making sure it isn’t attractive to minors.

The Oregon Health Authority says marijuana can make children very sick, so it’s important to keep any marijuana products in a locked area out of the reach of children.

If a child does eat or drink a marijuana product, call the Poison Center Hotline at 1.800.222.1222.

The OHA also suggests that if a child’s symptoms seem bad, call 911 or go to the emergency room. Symptoms include trouble walking or sitting up, getting sleepy or trouble breathing.

It’s recommended to ingest less than the 15 mg limit and wait between 90 minutes and 4 hours before eating or drinking more.

“A lot of people think it has to do with body weight or it has to do with how much you smoke. it doesn’t necessarily have to do with those things,” said McKee. “We’ll be encouraging people to take it slow.”

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