Brie's Thoughts on
Q: When can I start purchasing cannabis from Breeze?
A: Right now! We've been serving the general public since October 1, 2015, but originally only for dried flower (up to 7g per day), seeds, and immature plants. Starting October 1st 2016, we could serve all adults with a wide variety of products - edibles, extracts, and more.
Q: Should I continue to be a patient?
A: Great question, but one I can't completely answer for you. Let me tell you what I know.
The general public can purchase almost the same items and amounts as medical patients, except a few items like higher potency edibles over 50mg THC. There are also steep taxes set on the general public, but not on patients. Starting January 1st 2017, we have to charge the general public 20% tax on any THC product. If you estimate your need for cannabis annually, you may find the fee to be a patient is less expensive for you than paying the per item tax rate for a whole year.
I will continue to advocate for patients and patient rights. I've written a few letters to policy makers asking them to keep prices low for patients and to force insurance companies in Oregon to help contribute or offset the price of cannabis for patients as the herb helps so many patients decrease their overall healthcare cost. If you have a debilitating medical condition it is not fair that you as a patient have to carry the cost of medical cannabis, a financial burden for many, all on your shoulders.