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With Expanded Testing Capacity in Place, Sampling & Testing Procedure Reverts to 100 Percent Batch Testing

8/31/2017 12:24:16 AM +00:00

Beginning today, August 30, 2017, every batch of usable marijuana (flower and leaves) must be tested directly for pesticides according to the Oregon Health Authority’s testing rules in order to be compliant. This includes untested product that was collected for sampling prior to August 30.

Some temporary rules regarding the sampling and testing of usable marijuana  have expired, and Oregon Liquor Control Commission Recreational Marijuana Program licensees are required to follow updated OLCC and Oregon Health Authority rules.

This reminder follows an August 11, 2017 OLCC Compliance Bulletin CE2017-09 sent to Recreational Marijuana Program producer and laboratory licensees explaining the rules adjustment.  The bulletin is also posted on the OLCC Recreational Marijuana Program website.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued an order to limit pesticide testing of usable marijuana meant for retail sale to consumers on October 3, 2016.   At that time, OLCC staff found that there was insufficient lab capacity for 100% batch testing of usable marijuana for pesticides. On March 3, 2016, the Commission made a similar determination and extended temporary rules to allow for the continued practice of testing one-third of the batches.

More information can be found on the OHA medical marijuana website.

The Commission will continue to monitor market flow and respond to any issues that arise with the expiration of the temporary rule.

If you have questions please contact the OLCC Recreational Marijuana Program at marijuana@oregon.com

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Changes to testing requirements

3/2/2017 5:27:44 AM +00:00

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Oregon Medical Marijuana Program is temporarily adopting an administrative rule in chapter 333, division 7 pertaining to testing for Oregon Liquor Control Commission licensees. 
 
The Oregon Health Authority establishes rules and standards for testing marijuana items. This rule change permits only one out of three batches per harvest lot to be tested for pesticides for OLCC licensed producer and wholesalers. This reduced testing would only be permitted until August 28, 2017 or until permanent rules are adopted. 
 
This rulemaking is effective March 2, 2017 – August 28, 2017.
 
For more details, please see the full text of the rules at the following website: www.healthoregon.org/ommprules
 
If you have any questions or would prefer a hardcopy be sent, please contact PublicHealth.Rules@state.or.us. 
 

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