Oregon Releases Draft Rules for Recreational Cannabis

Oregon public health officials have released draft rules for medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries.

The Oregon Health Authority’s rules limit the type of cannabis products sold as of October 1 to seeds, dried leaves and flowers, and plants that are not flowering. As expected, edibles won’t be sold to recreational users at medical dispensaries.

The products can be purchased in limited quantities, including up to one-quarter ounce of marijuana flowers or leaves per day.

Only adults aged 21 and older will be able to enter the dispensaries, which will verify age via a state or federally issued ID. Each purchase has to be recorded.

Lawmakers passed legislation to temporarily allow recreational sales at medical dispensaries because full retail cannabis sales are not to begin until late in 2016.