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Shopping Guide

Welcome to our Shopping Guide!
 Here you will find out: purchasing limits, how to read a label, the difference between Recreational and Medical products and much more!

ID Required

Under Oregon law Adults 21+ may purchase cannabis, but you need to have a valid form of id.  Only the following forms of identification are acceptable as standalone proof of age: 
  •  A valid U.S. state or valid District of Columbia driver license with photo.
  •  A valid ID card issued by a U.S. state or the District of Columbia with photo, name, date of birth, & physical description. 
  •  A valid passport or valid passport ID card. 
  •  A valid U.S. military ID card. 
 
“Valid” means unexpired. A few examples of identification that are not acceptable under Oregon law as standalone proof of age are: a driver license or ID card from a state or country out of the United States; tribal identification; SENTRI and NEXUS cards; and ID issued by U.S. territories such as Guam or Puerto Rico. 

Purchasing Limits

A customer cannot purchase more than the following amounts at any one time or within one day:

  • One ounce of usable marijuana if a recreational consumer;
  • 24 ounces of usable marijuana if a registered OMMP patient or designated primary caregiver;
  • 16 ounces of a cannabinoid product in solid form;
  • 72 ounces of a cannabinoid product in liquid form;
  • Five grams of cannabinoid extracts or concentrates, whether sold alone or contained in an inhalant delivery system;
  • Four immature marijuana plants; and
  • Ten marijuana seeds.

Universal Marijuana Symbol

This image on a package lets you know that it is a cannabis product.

Medical Marijuana Symbol

This image on a package lets you know that it is a medical cannabis product.
The medical grade symbol was established by the Oregon Health Authority and made
available to OLCC licensees. The medical grade symbol is a symbol that is used only by
OLCC licensees that produce cannabinoid products, concentrates, or extracts that have a THC concentration that is above the recreational concentration
limit. The medical grade symbol is used only on products sold at OLCC licensed retail stores. Products that contain a medical grade symbol can only be sold or transferred to a designated primary caregiver or patient, for use by a patient

How to Read a Label

There are a few simple things on labels that are mostly self-explanatory. But, for information’s sake, here’s what they are:

  • Producer’s business or trade name and licensee or registrant number;
  • Business or trade name of licensee or registrant that packaged or distributed the product, if different from the producer;
  • Harvest lot number;
  • Date of harvest;
  • Name of strain;
  • Net weight in U.S. customary and metric units;
  • Concentration of THC and CBD, as calculated under OAR 333-064-0100;
  • Activation time expressed in words or through a pictogram;
  • Name of the lab that performed any test, any associated test batch number and any test analysis date;
  • Universal symbol;
  • For usable marijuana for sale to a consumer, warnings that state:
    •  “For use by adults 21 and older. Keep out of reach of children.”
    •  “It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.”
  •  For usable marijuana for use by a patient, warnings that state:
    • (a) “For use by OMMP patients only. Keep out of reach of children.”
    • “It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.”


Recreational Serving Sizes


Medical Serving Sizes


Packaging

Cannabis items must be in child-resistant packaging before it leaves a dispensary or retail store. The container that holds the marijuana item can be child resistant on its own, but if the container is not child resistant, that container must be placed inside a child-resistant exit package at the point of sale.  

What are the effects of consuming cannabis?

The effects of consuming cannabis vary from person to person, and they are dependent on the type and amount consumed, as well as the method in which it is consumed.

Those who enjoy using marijuana typically find it to be relaxing or mildly euphoric. Some find it makes them more social or outgoing. New users often experience different effects than more experienced users. Some novice consumers feel no effect at all the first time they try it. Others — usually those who use a little too much their first time — temporarily experience some unpleasant feelings, such as an increased heart rate or a sense of paranoia.

How much should I consume?

It is important to understand there are two very significant differences between inhaling and ingesting cannabis. Because of the way in which the body processes cannabis, ingesting it typically produces much stronger and longer-lasting effects:
Whereas the effects of inhaling cannabis are immediate and peak within 10-15 minutes, ingesting cannabis can take up to two hours to take effect and can peak for a couple hours after that. It is always good to Start Slow, Start Low. 

What should I do if I consumed too much?

Fortunately, cannabis is virtually non-toxic to healthy human cells and organs, so you do not need to worry about dying purely from a cannabis overdose. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about overdoing it. Consuming too much cannabis in one sitting can be a very unpleasant experience, and it can happen with any type of cannabis product if you’re not careful.

Over-consumption is typically characterized by an increase in heart rate, dryness of the mouth, and/or feelings of paranoia or anxiety. These symptoms are temporary and will usually dissipate within 15 minutes to one hour for smoked or vaporized cannabis flowers, slightly longer for smoked or vaporized concentrates, and anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours for cannabis edibles and other infused products.

Many have walked this road before you and survived to tell the tale. They’ve also taken notes, so here are ten insights on how to slow things down and ride it out.

1. Do Not Panic
First and foremost, remember that, even though you feel totally out of control, it’s going to be okay. Nobody has ever died from a cannabis overdose. In fact, research shows that you’d need to ingest 10,000 times the THC in a typical joint to cause an overdose. Remind yourself that it will be okay and just keep breathing.

2. Hydrate
Cold water, soda and juice can help alleviate your dry mouth. The terpene limonene, found in the peel of citrus fruits, is known to counteract the effects of THC --- so throw some citrus wedges with peels into your beverage.

WARNINGS: 
Do not drink alcoholic beverages – they can significantly increase THC blood concentrations. 
If you are a regular coffee drinker, caffeine might help you become more focused. However, if you don’t often partake of the bean or if coffee is inclined to make you jumpy, stay away.

3. Pepper Things Up
According to an article in the British Journal of Pharmacology, pepper has characteristics that make it valuable for treating a range psychological issues, including anxiety. The terpenoids in pepper also work with THC to create a calming effect. Many cannabis pros swear that taking a deep whiff of pepper, chewing a peppercorn or eating some peppery snacks can help reign in a high.  

4. Eat Pistachios and Pine Nuts
They contain pinene, another terpenoid that counteracts the effects of THC.

5. Leave the Party
If you are at a party and everyone is wired, remove yourself from the commotion and sit quietly. Take deep breaths (in through the nose, out through the mouth), listen to some tunes or watch TV, and try to relax.  

6. Take a Hike
If separating yourself from the partygoers doesn’t do the trick, a change of scenery and fresh air can do wonders to help you regain focus and feel like you are back in control. Stay away from densely forested areas and roads. If you are extremely high, take your hike with a (calm) friend who is not impaired. No heavy exercise or running, though. The last thing you want is to release endorphins that will crank you up even more.

7. Pop a Pill
Research indicates that ibuprofen may counteract some effects of THC, especially when it comes to memory and mental acuity. If you have access to cannabidiol (CBD) capsules or tinctures, they may also balance the overdose of THC. 

8. Shower or Bath
A warm, relaxing bath or shower can also help you relax and stop the room from spinning. Some recommend alternating from hot to cold to hot again.

9. Chat With a Trusted Friend
Sometimes, having someone who will sit and talk with you, whether in person or on the phone, is all you need to pull it together. Choose someone who will assure you that your legs have not turned to bacon and that you’ll be back to normal by morning.

10. Call It A Day (Or Night)
If nothing else seems to work, and if you are able, go to bed. Sometimes, the best solution is to just sleep it off.  

Know your Resposnibilty

  • Don’t consume and drive
Never use cannabis while driving, and do not drive immediately after using it. Not only is it potentially dangerous, it is illegal and can result in serious penalties.

  • Lock it up
If children live in or visit your home, store your cannabis in a place where they cannot get their hands on it. If you have teenagers, you should consider going a step further and locking it up, much like you would a liquor cabinet. And, of course, you should never purchase cannabis for or in any way provide it to someone under 21 years of age.

  • Prevent accidental consumption
Once cannabis edibles are removed from their packaging, many of them look a lot like everyday, non-cannabis-infused food products. If you keep any cannabis edibles at home, make sure they are properly identified so that friends, relatives, roommates, and visitors do not mistakenly consume them. Keep cannabis edibles in their packaging up until using them. If you only consume a portion of a product and save the rest for another time, store it with the original packaging or label it in a way that clearly indicates it contains cannabis.

  • Don’t be a pothole
Do not pressure others to join you in consuming cannabis, and never give anyone a cannabis-infused product without their knowledge. It is not funny, and it could result in serious problems for that person and others. For example, they might end up driving or engaging in another activity that should not be done while under the influence. It could also cost someone their job if they get drug-tested by their employer. If someone would like to join you in consuming, be sure to inform them of that is it a cannabis product, and let them know the appropriate serving size if they are unsure.

For more information take a peek at our Cannabis 101 section
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