Oklahoma's medical marijuana market could turn over a new leaf as Governor Mary Fallin will soon review regulations submitted by the Oklahoma Board of Health. The new rules already approved by the board of health would clarify the need in the cannabis market to thoroughly test and label every edible product to not only ensure the proper dose of the product but also to verify the safety of the medication. If approved by the governor cannabis products will be subject to tests looking for bacteria, mold, metals and chemical residues. In addition to the proper labels for the amount of THC in the product the labels would also feature the number for poison control incase an unintended dose is taken.
The rules follow similar guidelines for foods that don’t have THC, but do include additional labeling and testing requirements, said Buffy Heater, the project manager for the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.