Oklahomans with cards have been able to legally buy medical marijuana for a few weeks, causing some businesses to take off.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health has now passed new food safety standards that will require processors to label and test medical marijuana food products.
“That’ll just depend on the ability of businesses to turn around to get these things adopted to get into compliance, said Tom Bates, a commissioner with the Department of Health.
Bates didn’t give an exact date when processors will be required to start labeling and testing edibles. The label could be similar to a nutrition facts label found on food.
Those facts could include:
- Name of the food.
- Food allergen information.
- Where it was grown.
- Fat content.
- Total carbs.
The processor also will be required to test the product for chemicals, pesticides and metal.
“This is a buyer beware market,” Bates said. “People need to be asking questions, following up, taking steps to protect themselves.”