Oregon Governor Kate Brown yesterday signed Senate Bill 1511 into law. The measure allows dispensaries to sell cannabis-infused edibles such as brownies and cookies and cannabis extracts such as oils and tinctures to anyone 21 and older. The new law also allows recreational cannabis retail outlets to sell cannabis tax-free to registered medical cannabis patients.
Before edibles and extracts will be sold for recreational use, the Oregon Health Authority needs to draft rules for the sale of extracts and edibles; no timeline on when this will be completed was given.
By the end of this year, it’s expected that legal cannabis retail outlets – licensed under the Oregon Liquor Control Commission – will be open and selling to those 21 and older, which will shift dispensaries back to focusing on patients (dispensaries can currently sell to non-patients – prior to the opening of recreational retail outlets – thanks to a law passed last year).