ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon officials have taken a step back in their proposal to ban marijuana infused edibles after receiving backlash from the public. In the original proposal, marijuana edibles like cookies, cake, candy, and gum could not have been sold to patients at all. This created problems for medical marijuana cardholders who could not smoke the substance, or wanted longer lasting effects.
In the new set of rules that were implemented on Tuesday, the Oregon Health Authority will seek to only ban marijuana-laced products that are made or packaged in a way that might appeal to children. Health officials in the area support the regulation, and say it is necessary when dealing with kids.
Though the rule is in place now, it could be subject to change based on public comments received during a six month process that ends in September.