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Oregon’s Marijuana-Infused Edibles May be Delayed Until 2017

Oregon’s regulated recreational marijuana industry is expected to roll out sometime next year, but you may not see cannabis-infused edibles for sale until early 2017.

Citing the complexity of regulating edibles, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission this month asked the Oregon Legislature for authority to delay the licensing of edible manufacturers. Lawmakers have not taken action on the liquor commission’s request.

The agency asked the Oregon Health Authority to convene a panel of public health and medical experts to examine the issue of serving sizes for the recreational market. Colorado and Washington established a recommended serving as 10 milligrams of THC for edible products, but Oregon officials want more information before settling on a dose.

“There is little conclusive scientific evidence to support this number,” liquor control commission staff wrote in testimony submitted to the legislative committee looking at issues related to the state’s marijuana law. [Read more at the Portland Oregonian]

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