Starting on October 1st there are going to be more than a handful of rule changes for Portland dispensaries when the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) compliance deadline arrives. Rules concerning transferring marijuana product, marijuana product labeling, concentration limits, marijuana packaging, and testing of marijuana will all go into effect on and after October 1st. All rules from October 1st and ongoing will apply to all Portland dispensaries, including all Attis Trading Co. locations. Because of these upcoming rule changes, we wanted to make sure you know what is to be expected.
Coming up on October 1st, 2016, all Portland dispensaries are only able to accept transfers of cannabinoid products, concentrates and extracts from a registered processing site. As an Oregon registered dispensary we are still able and continue selling already stocked cannabinoid products, concentrates and extracts that were transferred from unregistered processors to the dispensary prior to October 1, 2016 rules changes, but the products, concentrates and extracts must meet labeling, concentration limits, packaging and testing rules found in division 7 of the rules.
October 1st, 2016, all marijuana items that are in stock and sold in Portland dispensaries will tested in a laboratory and will be accredited by ORELAP and licensed by OLCC.
In addition, on and after October 1st, 2016, all cannabinoid products, cannabinoid concentrates or extracts will have to meet the concentration limit requirements. Any low-dose cannabinoid edibles that we carry and that are sold to our customers during the early start period will continue to meet the definition found in OAR 333-008-1500(1)(k).
Any medical marijuana products (edibles, topicals, tinctures, capsules, suppositories, transdermal patches, concentrates, extracts and other cannabinoid products) that sold from a Portland dispensary to patients and caregivers, have to to meet the concentration and serving size limits beginning October 1st, 2016. All Portland registered dispensaries that are fully participating the early retail sales program are only allowed to sell limited marijuana retail products to adults 21 years of age or older. Virtually this means that the only types of edibles that consumers will be able to purchase during early retail start are low-dose edibles that contain no more than 15 milligrams of THC per product unit. Portland dispensaries that currently have in-stock marijuana items that don’t meet the concentration and serving size limits must sell those products prior to October 1st.
As an Oregon registered dispensary we are only able to participate in early retail sales until December 31, 2016. As a Portland dispensary and an Oregon registered dispensary, we wish to stay compliant with all of the current and upcoming rules so we can better serve all of our valued customers.