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Oregon Health Authority Updates Concentrate Policies for Betterment of Patients

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), facing backlash from the state’s medical marijuana community over a recent ban on the sale and production of cannabis concentrates, displayed a more progressive understanding of the crisis now facing patients situation in new rules rolled out this week.

The OHA’s recent ban on concentrates was intended only as a temporary condition — specifically, the agency banned the sale of concentrates that were produced by an unlicensed entity, which, because there are currently no licenses available, functioned as a blanket ban on that entire aspect of the industry.

The new rules, however, make some much-needed clarifications about the legality of extracts in Oregon.

Specifically, concentrates and edibles that are currently in circulation will be allowed to stay there. Furthermore, processors who have submitted a completed application by to the OHA can begin operating on April 1 under a provisional license. The rights to a provisional license will be removed October 1, 2016, after enough producers and processors have been officially licensed.

Read the full bulletin posted by the OHA below:


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