ALASKA Marijuana Packaging and Labeling State Law

ALASKA Marijuana Packaging and Labeling State Law

Alaska Measure 2 was a successful 2014 ballot measure in the U.S. state of Alaska, described as “An Act to tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana.” The measure went into effect on 24 February 2015, allowing Alaskans age 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis and six plants, making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational marijuana, following Colorado and Washington.

Alaska’s cannabis labeling and packaging guidelines include the following:

3 AAC 306.345. Packaging and labeling.

(a) A retail marijuana store shall assure that:

(3) any marijuana or marijuana product sold at a retail marijuana store must be packaged in opaque, re-sealable, child-resistant packaging when the purchaser leaves the retail premises; the packaging must be designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open; but not normally difficult for adults to use properly.

(b) In addition to labeling requirements provided in (a) of this section, a retail marijuana store shall affix a label to each package of marijuana or marijuana product that

(1) identifies the marijuana retail store selling the marijuana product by name or distinctive logo and marijuana establishment license number; and

(2) states the total estimated amount of THC in the labeled product, and (3) contains the following statements:

(A) “Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming and addictive;”

(B) “Marijuana impairs concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under its influence;”

(C) “There are health risks associated with consumption of marijuana”

(D) “For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children;” and

(E) “Marijuana should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding;”

For more information, please refer to the full text of the Act to Tax and Regulate the Production, Sale and Use of Marijuana.

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