Earlier this year, the OLCC adopted new rules that significantly limits consumer access to whole plant hemp medicine at OLCC licensed stores. The short version is, these new rules mean that all hemp products in the OLCC system manufactured on or after March 1st, 2019 cannot contain more than 10mg of THC in a package.
As per the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Federal law dictates that CBD products derived from hemp are legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC. All of our hemp products can easily meet the Federal requirement. However, due to the OLCC's decision to restrict THC content by volume per package rather than by percentage, it's impossible to continue to manufacture some of our Oregon-grown whole hemp flower products at their current potency while still keeping the THC content under 10mg. We believe in whole plant and whole flower healing whenever possible, and we're not willing to sacrifice our values as a company to adhere to the state's whims. We believe in the power of all the herbal goodness from all plants.
As a result, we're reformulating some of our certified organic products to contain lower quantities of our whole hemp flower extract, keeping the total THC volume below 10mg, and in turn reducing the total volume of CBD to no more than approximately 250mg. Unfortunately, one of our most popular products will have to be retired from the OLCC market until OLCC changes their rules: our Ra Hemp Classic Green Dragon Tincture. We're sorry to see it go, but you can still order remaining stock until it's gone! We MADE bunch in February right before the rule change so we still have some in stock.
The team at Sun God feels that these new OLCC rules are absolutely outrageous. Our Founder & CEO, Brie Malarkey, personally lobbied the OLCC and state legislators when these new rules were still being discussed and pleaded with them to take reasonable action. Instead, they chose to create a state-level restriction that's more strict than Federal law--a huge step backward for Oregonians seeking safe access to whole plant and whole flower solutions. However, we will not give up! Join us in continuing to lobby the OLCC to make reasonable and fair guidelines for the sake of all Oregonians, and for family-owned whole plant businesses! We encourage you to write to the OLCC voicing your displeasure and disagreement with these new guidelines, and ask that they reconsider their approach to limiting THC in hemp products in Oregon. firstname.lastname@example.org