Draft regulations introduced in Oregon would segregate cannabis edibles kitchens from all other types of licensed commercial kitchens, and would require the state’s permission to share facilities with other licensed edibles makers.
Released on Friday along with other proposed licensing regulations covering growing, wholesaling and processing of cannabis products, the edibles kitchen draft regulations are the most specific and restrictive in any recreational or medical cannabis jurisdiction.
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I’m expecting a press release from the California Highway Patrol any time now regarding the low-priced, high-quality cannabis motorists may be driving into California when neighboring Oregon begins legal cannabis sales Oct. 1.
In the meantime, there’s Idaho, whose legislature vowed never to pass any sort of cannabis law and which now borders two legal recreational cannabis states as well as medical-cannabis Montana and Canada.
A county sheriff with a 72-bed jail in Idaho’s southwestern Snake River region is encouraging his deputies to cite rather than arrest drivers caught with cannabis.
“I’ve basically asked that they not overload our jail with marijuana arrests,” Payette County Sheriff Chad Huff said.
Oregon will allow adult-use recreational cannabis sales beginning Oct. 1, nearly a year earlier than originally planned — tax-free until January, although without edibles.
The Associated Press reports that Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill today allowing existing medical cannabis dispensaries to temporarily sell the legal botanical drug to people age 21 and over.
Early sales, even without taxes in a state that already boasts the lowest cannabis prices in the nation, was championed by both Republicans and Democrats, as a way to combat the black market.
Oregon’s regulated recreational cannabis industry is expected to roll out sometime next year, but consumers may not see cannabis-infused edibles for sale until early 2017.
Medical marijuana growers and medical marijuana dispensaries may be the cure for the sagging prospects of retail sales when cannabis becomes legal on July 1.