Health officials put brakes on cannabis extract production

The marijuana extract industry has shut down for more than two weeks after the Oregon Health Authority said unlicensed cannabis extract production is a class B felony.

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The law is a side effect of new regulations requiring marijuana concentrate manufacturers to be licensed by the Oregon Health Authority.  Extraction companies will be allowed to operate legally after Friday, April 1—but that has left businesses in legal limbo for nearly a month.

…Carla Kay, a co-founder of Portland’s Skunk Pharm LLC, a marijuana research company, says extractors are “scrambling” to comply with the laws. Skunk Pharm has shut down its extract production.

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