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Recreational edible cannabis products selling

Posted at 7:35 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 21:35:35-04

It was just a few weeks ago Oregonians heard that recreational, edible cannabis products would be legal to sell to anyone 21 years of age and older: it took effect yesterday. We visited a dispensary where recreational edibles are sold.

The dosages in recreational cannabis products are lower than in medical-grade products. And as one might expect, the price for cannabis-laced snacks like candied popcorn is higher than their off-the-shelf counterparts lacking special ingredients. Price points range from $5 to $40.

Steve DeBoer of 420ville in Huntington, Oregon -- a little more than an hour away from Boise -- says the products are a boon to local businesses, who report three to five times their normal customer flow thanks to the new law.  

And he also says it helps fill a much-needed gap for medical patients whose prescriptions for medical marijuana expire but would like to continue treatment. 

"A lot of the patients that haven't been able to continue with their old MP card... they've been waiting for this day."  

Five of the nine vehicles parked out in front of the store were bearing Idaho plates.

DeBoer says he himself is in very uncertain territory. He says unlike other businesses, he says he doesn't get the same tax write-offs and doesn't even know what his tax rate will be.