The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which regulates marijuana in the state, took its first step towards adopting guidelines that will ban non-cannabis additives from inhalable products containing THC, although MJ-derived terpenes will probably be allowed.
Although a lot of the proof for the vaping sickness outbreak that started in the summer time of 2019 factors to illicit-market products, two individuals in Oregon died with lung-related sicknesses and greater than 20 fell sick from vaping.
According to a launch from the OLCC, the transfer to ban the additives arose from product security issues.
“Non-cannabis additives are not necessary to make a vape product work with vaping technology,” the discharge notes.
The OLCC additionally mentioned that whereas such additives may be safely ingested, there is no such thing as a regulatory physique that evaluates the protection of those components when inhaled.
In associated information, the OLCC additionally moved to increase the power of licensed marijuana retailers to proceed curbside supply.
A brief rule permitting hashish shops to promote curbside expires in September.
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