Marijuana Products and Derivatives

When an era of prohibition ends, it creates exciting opportunities for those who create, market or use products derived from a now-legalized substance. If Oregon voters approve Ballot Measure 91 in November, a wide variety of cannabis-infused products (called marijuana products) will also come under regulation.

Currently many marijuana products, including tinctures, infusions, oils, derivatives and edibles like candy and brownies, are widely available in medical marijuana dispensaries. The legality of the possession, production and distribution of many of these marijuana products is dubious at best.

Businesses interested in making and selling products derived from cannabis are naturally looking for guidance on how Oregon's new regulatory structure for marijuana and marijuana products will work. Consumers, too, would like more clarity about what will be allowed. No one wants to end up facing criminal charges for running afoul of new laws or regulations when the details of their implementation are still taking shape.

The Portland law firm of Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., has the in-depth knowledge of Oregon's marijuana laws that is needed to help people and businesses stay in compliance with them. Our firm's lawyers use their thorough understanding of those evolving laws and their battle-tested problem-solving skills to work toward positive resolutions in every case.

Oregon voters are expected to approve Measure 91, the ballot initiative formally known as the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act, in November. The measure would grant the Oregon Liquor Control Commission authority to adopt regulations for implementing the new law.

Now is the time, then, to consider the risks and rewards of once-banned activities that the new Oregon marijuana laws will open up. Some marijuana products, particularly those that might attract children, are already coming under heightened scrutiny. The legality of these products will be an ongoing issue for years to come.

Anyone considering creating, manufacturing, distributing or consuming such products must have the most up-to-date and comprehensive legal advice available to them before they find themselves inadvertently over the line of legal or at least quasi-legal acceptable practices and unlawful criminal ones.

Contact Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., With Questions About Marijuana Derivatives

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