Marijuana Edibles become legal for retail sale in Oregon

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on June 02, 2016.

Marijuana edibles will be legally available for sale in registered medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon, beginning from June 2, 2016.

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) says the edible marijuana products containing up to 15 milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) will be sold to adults 21 years and above per day across the state.

Although smoking or vaping marijuana has the added risk of harmful smoke exposure, eating or drinking marijuana still exposes people to THC, the chemical that makes them high.

However, the effects of marijuana edibles can take hours to feel, much slower than effects of marijuana smoking or vaping. The OHA points out that marijuana can make children very sick, so the marijuana products should be kept in a locked area and out of the reach of children.

Since marijuana edibles resemble with candy, it is quite responsible for sending kids to the hospital. The authority also informed to call the Poison Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222, if a child eats or drinks a marijuana product.

It also recommends calling 911 or going to the emergency room, if a child’s symptoms seem bad such as trouble in breathing, walking and sitting up or getting sleepy. It further suggests ingesting less than the 15 mg limit and waiting between 90 minutes and 4 hours before eating or drinking more.

Notably, medical marijuana is used by people suffering from cancer, seizures, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, muscle spasms and other illnesses.

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