Alaska marijuana regulators are considering loosening restrictions on edible marijuana products in the state. The regulation change would double the amount of THC, the plant’s psychoactive compound, allowed in a single serving.
Proponents of the change say it would benefit the industry, giving manufacturers more flexibility and saving money for them and for consumers. Alaska’s limit on edibles is currently the strictest compared with other states where recreational marijuana is legal, and some states allow much higher doses.
Still, some worry that the change could have a negative public health effect and cause an increase in accidental overconsumption and emergency calls related to marijuana.
The proposed change, under consideration by the state Marijuana Control Board, would increase the allowed content in a single serving from 5 to 10 milligrams of THC, and for a single package of edibles from 50 to 100 milligrams of THC total. So, for example, a package of cookies could contain up to 100 milligrams of THC, and each cookie could contain a 10 milligram dose.
Lacy Wilcox, president of the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association, said the industry wants the regulation change because it will help bring its products in line with what its consumers want. [Read more at Anchorage Daily News]
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