New rules in Oregon take effect today that increase the levels of THC allowed in cannabis-infused edibles. The new rules double the amount of THC allowed per serving in edible products from 5 milligrams to 10 milligrams and increase the allowable limits per package from 50 milligrams of THC to 100 milligrams.
The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) said in a press release that it has already approved the labels for 30 products containing 100 milligrams, including chocolate bars, cookies, cereal bars, and gummies.
The agency warned that consumers “should take notice of the increased amount of THC per serving in these products so they can choose a product that gives them the desired effect without unwanted side effects.”
The OLCC noted that in 2019 34% of the 386 calls to Oregon Poison Control about cannabis exposure were related to edibles and of the 223 calls that year related to individuals under 21-years-old, nearly 60% were related to cannabis edibles. About half of the 386 calls required medical attention because of negative health effects.
“Cannabis consumers in Oregon shopping for THC-infused edibles will soon find some products available for purchase that are more potent than previously allowed,” the OLCC said in a statement. “Consumers should take notice of the increased amount of THC per serving in these products so they can choose a product that gives them the desired effect without unwanted side effects.”
The new limits align the state rules with the potency allowances of most other states that allow the use of cannabis by adults.
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