Rules Hearing Scheduled for Oregon Edibles Processors

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By Habit 420
Oregon Cannabis Connection

 

April 25, 2017—The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is having a hearing to discuss rules changes that will allow edibles manufacturers to produce their own extracts for use in their food products. Currently, the law requires a concentrate endorsement to make extracts, yet many edibles manufacturers produce their own, which was not considered in the rules originally.

A memo released by the OLCC on Monday states:

“As OLCC staff has begun licensing cannabinoid edible processors, staff has discovered that many processor do not own a commercial kitchen to produce their products. Instead, as is common in the catering industry, many edible/concentrate makers rent commercial kitchen space or share space with another processor to save on costs. Existing rules allow for this practice under certain conditions for processors with an edible endorsement. However, existing rules do not contemplate that many edible makers also produce their own infused products, which requires a concentrate endorsement. The Commission is expanding the rule to allow processors who operate under this rule to also produce certain concentrates for use in their edible or topical products.”

Concerned edibles manufacturers should be at this meeting. There has been insufficient attention paid to the edibles businesses and this is a great opportunity to make your voice heard on the concentrate problems surrounding manufacture of cannabis edibles.

The specifics:

Date and Time: May 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
At the OLCC offices: Located at 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland
Questions should be sent to Bryant Haley at bryant.haley@oregon.gov. Phone number (503) 872-5136

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Habit420

Habit 420 is a Oregon Medical Marijuana Program participant for over ten years, a grower, and an activist. He believes cannabis has a unique place in our society and should be embraced for medical and adult use. To correspond with him, email him at goddabber@gmail.com

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