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Changes coming to marijuana dispensaries starting October 1

Breeze Botanicals, Sept. 30th 2016, (KTVL/Megan Allison)

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Child proof bags, container covers, and labels that include serving size are all changes required of dispensaries starting October 1.

Brie Malarkey is the managing owner at Breeze Botanicals. She said the OLCC informed dispensaries in June to get ready for these changes.

"My staff is there to help guide people, but a warning is an extra step to help people in taking this medicinal herb seriously," Malarkey said.

There will also be limits on the amount of THC available. Recreational users can buy up to 50 milligrams in an edible, and medical card holders can purchase 100 milligrams. Dispensaries will no longer be able to sell inventory with 600 milligrams of THC or higher.

"There's a lot of people that are new to cannabis, they're not aware of the different potencies. We always advise people to start low, go slow, learn what is good for their body," Malarkey said.

By the end of the year only OLCC licensed dispensaries can sell recreationally. Otherwise, only medical sales will be allowed. Breeze Botanicals was the first to be approved for a license this weekend. Talent Health Club will also be licensed by the first.

Purchase limits for recreational users also changes on the first. These customers will be allowed up to 50 milligrams of THC in edibles per purchase.

Medical marijuana cardholders can buy up to 100 milligrams in THC. The 30th is the last day to buy products with more than 600 milligrams.


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