Oregon Gov. Signs Edible Medical Marijuana Bill

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March 30, 2016

Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed a bill that allows anyone 21 and older to purchase marijuana extracts and pot-infused edibles from Oregon dispensaries.

The provision is part of Senate Bill 1511, which also allows recreational pot shops to sell tax-free medical marijuana to patients.

The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday said it first needs to draft rules for the sale of extracts and edibles before stores may sell them to recreational users and declined to say when the products would be available to the 21 and older market.

The Oregon Legislature last year allowed dispensaries to sell a limited amount of marijuana flowers, as well as young pot plants and seeds, to consumers 21 and older. Edibles, extracts and other marijuana products long available on the medical market have been off limits to recreational shoppers.

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