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Comparing laws on marijuana edibles in Oregon and Washington

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Options for recreational marijuana in Oregon have expanded. As of Thursday, edibles are available to buy at pot shops around the state.

But the rules about how much you can purchase and how often are very different than those in Washington.
 
In Oregon, customers are only allowed to buy one package of edibles per day with a total of 15 milligrams of THC in it.

Cannabliss shop owner Matt Price pulled a plastic pouch out of his case with two pieces hard candy in it Thursday. The product is called
“Not Your Granny’s Hard Candy.” Together, the two candies contain 15 milligrams of THC.

Price says he’s not worried about edible sales being so limited. He just wants new customers to be safe.
 
“We want to make sure that everyone understands the rules and that they need to tip toe into the water and see how things work for them," he said. 
 
The rules are very different in Vancouver where edibles are sold by weight, not by milligrams of THC.

High End Market Place owner Morgan Hutchinson can sell up to 16 ounces of edibles in one transaction and a bag of chocolates she grabs from
her display wall is just 2.8 ounces. It has several individually wrapped pieces inside.
 
“You could technically buy up to 16 ounce, so multiple bags of this,” Hutchinson said. “So if you were to buy six bags, that would be 600 milligrams in one purchase.”
 
Patrick Bosque lives in Oregon, but he spent the afternoon shopping at Hutchinson’s store in Vancouver. He said it takes a minimum of 30 milligrams of THC for him to feel anything, so a limit of just 15 milligrams in one purchase is not desirable.

He is glad Oregonians have more options now, so he plans to shop on both sides of the river.
 
“We didn’t want to have to jump around to different dispensaries so we just came up to our regular spot in Vancouver,” said Bosque.
 
Along with a limited amount of edibles, recreational pot users in Oregon can now also buy cannabis infused topical creams and one receptacle of cannabis extract.

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