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VERMONT Packaging and Labeling State Law

Vermont’s labeling and packaging guidelines include the following:

• A registered dispensary shall package all marijuana dispensed in an envelope or other container used and intended for sale.

• A label shall be affixed on the packaging of all marijuana that is dispensed. The label shall identify the particular strain of marijuana and the weight of marijuana contained within the package in gram or ounce units. Marijuana strains shall reflect the properties of the plant.

• Additionally, the label shall contain a statement to the effect that the State of Vermont does not attest to the medicinal value of cannabis, a statement that this product is not for resale, and clearly identify “marijuana” is contained within the packaging.

• The dispensary shall verify the amount of all marijuana dispensed.

• Documentation shall be maintained containing at a minimum the name and registry identification number of the registered dispensary cardholders verifying the amount of marijuana and any errors identified.

For more information, please refer to the Final Proposed Rules Regulating Cannabis for Symptom Relief.

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NEW JERSEY Marijuana Packaging and Labeling State Law

New Jersey’s cannabis labeling and packaging guidelines include the following:

(b) The ATC–plant cultivation shall place a legible, firmly affixed label containing the information specified in (c) below on each package of medical marijuana it dispenses to an ATC–dispensary and shall not dispense medical marijuana if the package does not bear the label.

(c) The label required pursuant to (b) above shall contain the following:

• The name and address of the alternative treatment center–plant cultivation that produced the medical marijuana;

• The quantity of the medical marijuana contained within the package;

• The date that the ATC–plant cultivation packaged the content;

• A sequential serial number, lot number, and bar code to identify lot associated with manufacturing and processing;

• The cannabinoid profile of the medical marijuana contained within the package, including THC level not to exceed 10 percent;

• Whether the medical marijuana is of the low, medium, or high strength strain;

• A statement that the product is for medical use by a qualifying patient and not for resale; and

• A list of any other ingredients besides medical marijuana contained within the package.

(d) Labeling shall be clear and truthful in all respects and shall not be false or misleading in any particular.

•A label containing any statements about the product other than those specified in this chapter shall contain the following statement prominently displayed, and in boldface type: “This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”

For more information, please refer to New Jersey Register Draft Regulations for the Medicinal Marijuana Program.

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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.