Alaska marijuana regulators are considering loosening restrictions on edible marijuana products in the state. The regulation change would double the amount of THC, the plant’s compound that is psychoactive allowed in one single serving.
Proponents for the modification state it might gain the industry, offering manufacturers more freedom and saving cash for them as well as for customers. Alaska’s limitation on edibles happens to be the strictest weighed against other states where marijuana that is recreational legal, and some states allow much higher doses.
Still, some worry that the change could have a negative health that is public and cause a rise in accidental overconsumption and crisis calls linked to marijuana.
The proposed modification, in mind by their state Marijuana Control Board, would increase the content that is allowed a single serving from 5 to 10 milligrams of THC, and for a single package of edibles from 50 to 100 milligrams of THC total. So, for example, a package of cookies could contain up to 100 milligrams of THC, and each cookie could contain a 10 milligram dose.
Lacy Wilcox, president of the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association, said the industry wants the regulation change because it shall help bring its products in accordance with exactly what its customers want. [Read more at Anchorage Daily News]