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WASHINGTON Packaging and Labeling State Law

Washington’s  labeling and packaging guidelines include the following:

Packaging and labeling requirements.

(1) All usable marijuana and marijuana-infused products must be stored behind a counter or other barrier to ensure a customer does not have direct access to the product.

(2) Any container or packaging containing usable marijuana, marijuana concentrates, or marijuana-infused products must protect the product from contamination and must not impart any toxic or deleterious substance to the usable marijuana, marijuana concentrates, or marijuana-infused product.

(3) Upon the request of a retail customer, a retailer must disclose the name of the certified third-party testing lab and results of the required quality assurance test for any usable marijuana, marijuana concentrate, or marijuana-infused product the customer is considering purchasing.

(4) Usable marijuana, marijuana concentrates, and marijuana-infused products must not be labeled as organic unless permitted by the United States Department of Agriculture in accordance with the Organic Foods Production Act.

(5) The certified third-party testing lab and required results of the quality assurance test must be included with each lot and disclosed to the customer buying the lot.

(6) A marijuana producer must make quality assurance test results available to any processor purchasing product. A marijuana producer must label each lot of marijuana with the following information:

(a) Lot number;
(b) UBI number of the producer; and
(c) Weight of the product.

(7) Marijuana-infused products and marijuana concentrates meant to be eaten, swallowed, or inhaled, must be packaged in child resistant packaging in accordance with Title 16 C.F.R. 1700 of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act or use standards specified in this subsection. Marijuana-infused product in solid or liquid form may be packaged in plastic four mil or greater in thickness and be heat sealed with no easy-open tab, dimple, corner, or flap as to make it difficult for a child to open and as a tamperproof measure. Marijuana-infused product in liquid form may also be sealed using a metal crown cork style bottle cap.

Marijuana-infused solid edible products. If there is more than one serving in the package, each serving must be packaged individually in childproof packaging (see WAC 314-55-105(7)) and placed in the outer package.

Marijuana-infused liquid edible products. If there is more than one serving in the package, a measuring device must be included in the package with the product. Hash marks on the bottle do not qualify as a measuring device. A measuring cap or dropper must be included in the package with the marijuana-infused liquid edible product.

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(9) A producer or processor may not treat or otherwise adulterate usable marijuana with any organic or nonorganic chemical or other compound whatsoever to alter the color, appearance, weight, or smell of the usable marijuana.

(10) Labels must comply with the version of NIST Handbook 130, Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulation adopted in chapter 16-662

(11) All marijuana and marijuana products when sold at retail must include accompanying material that is attached to the package or is given separately to the consumer containing the following warnings:

(a) “Warning: This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health”;
(b) “There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product”;
(c) “Should not be used by women that are pregnant or breast feeding”;
(d) “For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of reach of children”;
(e) “Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug”;
(f) Statement that discloses all pesticides applied to the marijuana plants and growing medium during production and processing.

(12) Labels affixed to the container or package containing marijuana or marijuana products sold at retail must include:

(a) The business or trade name and the sixteen digit Washington state unified business identifier number of the licensees that produced, processed and sold the marijuana or marijuana products. The marijuana retail licensee trade name and Washington state unified business identifier number may be in the form of a sticker placed on the label;
(b) Sixteen digit inventory ID number assigned by the WSLCB’s traceability system. This must be the same number that appears on the transport manifest;
(c) Net weight in ounces and grams or volume as appropriate;
(d) Statement that discloses all pesticides applied to the marijuana plants and growing medium during production of the base marijuana used to create the extract added to infused products; and
(e) If solvents were used, statement that discloses the type of extraction method, including any solvents, gases, or other chemicals or compounds used to produce or that are added to the extract.
(f) Warnings that state: “This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming”;
(g) Statement that “This product may be unlawful outside of Washington state”;
(h) The WSLCB may create a logo that must be placed on all usable marijuana and marijuana-infused products.

(13) In addition to requirements in subsection (10) of this section, labels affixed to the container or package containing usable marijuana, or packaged marijuana mix sold at retail must include:

(a) Concentration of THC (total THC and activated THC-A) and (total and activated -A);
(b) Date of harvest.

(14) In addition to requirements in subsection (10) of this section, labels affixed to the container or package containing marijuana-infused products meant to be eaten or swallowed sold at retail must include:

(a) Date manufactured;
(b) Best by date;
(c) Serving size and the number of servings contained within the unit;
(d) Total milligrams of active THC, or Delta 9 and total milligrams of active ;
(e) List of all ingredients and major food allergens as defined in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004;
(f) “Caution: When eaten or swallowed, the intoxicating effects of this drug may be delayed by two or more hours.”

(15) In addition to requirements in subsection (10) of this section, labels affixed to the container or package containing marijuana-infused extract for inhalation, or infused marijuana mix sold at retail must include:

(a) Date manufactured;
(b) Best by date;
(c) Concentration of THC (total Delta 9 and Delta 9 THC-A) and (total and activated -A).

(16) In addition to requirements in subsection (10) of this section, labels affixed to the container or package containing marijuana topicals sold at retail must include:

(a) Date manufactured;
(b) Best by date;
(c) Total milligrams of active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), or Delta 9 and total milligrams of active .

(17) Other cannabinoids and terpenes may be included on the label if:

(a) The producer or processor has test results from a certified third-party lab to support the claim; and
(b) The lab results are made available to the consumer upon request.

For more information, please refer to the Washington Administrative Code 314-55-105 for Packaging and Labeling Requirements.

New JerseyState-Law-Marijuana-Packaging

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.

Nevada - State-Law-Marijuana-Packaging

NEVADA Marijuana Packaging and Labeling State Law

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

NAC 453A.500  Packaging: Generally. (NRS 453A.370)

1.  Any product containing marijuana must be packaged in child-resistant packaging in accordance with 16 C.F.R. § 1700 or the standards specified in subsection 2 or 3.

2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, marijuana-infused products in solid or liquid form must be packaged in plastic which is 4 millimeters or more in thickness and must be heat-sealed without an easy-open tab, dimple, corner or flap so that it is difficult for a child to open and as a tamperproof measure.

3.  Marijuana-infused products in liquid form may be sealed using a metal crown cork-style bottle cap.

4.  Any container or packaging containing usable marijuana, edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products must protect the contents from contamination and must not impart any toxic or deleterious substance to the usable marijuana or marijuana product.

(Added to NAC by Div. of Pub. & Behavioral Health by R004-14, 3-28-2014, eff. 4-1-2014)

NAC 453A.502  Labeling: Generally. (NRS 453A.370)  Each cultivation facility, facility for the production of edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products and medical marijuana dispensary shall:

1.  Use for labeling all marijuana, edible marijuana products and marijuana-infused products the standard label described in NAC 453A.506 to 453A.512, inclusive;

2.  Exercise strict control over labeling materials issued for use in labeling operations for marijuana, edible marijuana products and marijuana-infused products;

3.  Carefully examine labeling materials issued for a batch for identity and conformity to the labeling specified in the applicable production or control records; and

4.  Have and follow written procedures describing in sufficient detail the control procedures employed for the issuance of labeling.

(Added to NAC by Div. of Pub. & Behavioral Health by R004-14, 3-28-2014, eff. 4-1-2014)

NAC 453A.504  Labeling as “organic.” (NRS 453A.370)  A cultivation facility or facility for the production of edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products shall not label usable marijuana, edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products as “organic” unless the marijuana plants used are produced, processed and certified in a manner that is consistent with the national organic standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture in accordance with the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990.

(Added to NAC by Div. of Pub. & Behavioral Health by R004-14, 3-28-2014, eff. 4-1-2014)

NAC 453A.506  Maximum unit size; minimum requirements for font and size of label. (NRS 453A.370)

1.  Any medical marijuana establishment that packages marijuana, edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products must individually package, label and seal the marijuana or marijuana products in unit sizes such that no single unit contains more than a 2 1/2 ounce supply of marijuana.

2.  For marijuana, edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products that are intended to be dispensed or sold to a holder of a valid registry identification card or his or her designated primary caregiver:

(a) The text used on all labeling must be printed in at least 10-point font and may not be in italics; and

(b) Each label must be at least 2 3/4 inches high by 4 inches wide.

(Added to NAC by Div. of Pub. & Behavioral Health by R004-14, 3-28-2014, eff. 4-1-2014)

NAC 453A.508  Labeling requirements for marijuana and related products for sale to medical marijuana dispensary. (NRS 453A.370)

1.  A cultivation facility or facility for the production of edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products shall label all marijuana, edible marijuana products and marijuana-infused products before it sells the marijuana or marijuana products to a medical marijuana dispensary and shall securely affix to the package a label that includes, without limitation, in legible English:

(a) The name of the medical marijuana establishment and its medical marijuana establishment registration certificate number;

(b) The lot number;

(c) The date of harvest;

(d) The date of final testing;

(e) The date on which the product was packaged;

(f) The cannabinoid profile and potency levels and terpinoid profile as determined by the independent testing laboratory;

(g) If the product is perishable, the expiration date; and

(h) The quantity of marijuana being sold.

2.  The label required by subsection 1 for a container or package containing usable marijuana, edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products sold by a cultivation facility or facility for the production of edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products must be in substantially the following form:

JT’S NURSERY

Certificate Number: 123 456 789 001 0001

Lot Number:

1234

Harvested on:

01/01/2013

Final Testing Date: 01/15/2013

Packaged on: 01/17/2013

Best if used by: March 17, 2013

16.7% THC   1.5%    0.3% CBN

Myrcene 5.6 mg/g   Limonene 5.1 mg/g   Valencene 3.5 mg/g

Net Weight: 2 lbs.

(Added to NAC by Div. of Pub. & Behavioral Health by R004-14, 3-28-2014, eff. 4-1-2014)

NAC 453A.510  Labeling requirements for usable marijuana sold at retail; accompanying materials. (NRS 453A.370)

  1. A medical marijuana dispensary must affix to each container or package containing usable marijuana sold at retail a label which must include, without limitation:

Adopted Regulation R148-15

(a) The business or trade name and the medical marijuana establishment registration certificate number of the cultivation facility that cultivated and sold the usable marijuana.

(b) The lot number.

(c) The date and quantity dispensed, including the net weight measured in ounces and grams or by volume, as appropriate.

(d) The name and registry identification card number of the patient and, if applicable, the name of his or her designated primary caregiver, or, if the patient holds a letter of approval, the name of the patient and the name and number of the registry identification card of his or her designated primary caregiver.

(e) The name and address of the medical marijuana dispensary.

(f) The cannabinoid profile and potency levels and terpenoid profile as determined by the independent testing laboratory, which may include the potential total THC but shall not include any other calculated level of THC.

(g) A warning that states: “This product may have intoxicating effects and may be habit forming.”

(h) The statement: “This product may be unlawful outside of the State of Nevada.”

(i) The date on which the marijuana was harvested.

  1. The label required by subsection 1 for a container or package containing usable marijuana sold at retail must be in substantially the following form:
Joe’s Plant Emporium                             Cert.#: 123 456 789 001 0001

Lot#: 1234                                                          Harvested: 01/01/2013

Dispensed to: John J. Smith  #1234987 on 11/27/2013

by

We Care Dispensary

123 Main Street, Carson City, NV 89701

WARNING:

This product may have intoxicating effects

and may be habit forming.

16.7% THC   1.5%    0.3% CBN

Myrcene 5.6 mg/g   Limonene 5.1 mg/g   Valencene 3.5 mg/g

Net Weight: .25 ounces (7 grams)

This product may be unlawful outside the State of Nevada.

3.  A medical marijuana dispensary must provide with all usable marijuana sold at retail accompanying material that discloses any pesticides applied to the marijuana plants and growing medium during production and processing and contains the following warnings:

(a) “Warning: This product may have intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health.”

(b) “There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.”

(c) “Should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding.”

(d) “For use only by the person named on the label of the dispensed product. Keep out of the reach of children.”

(e) “Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug.”

4.  The text used on all accompanying material must be printed in at least 12-point font and may not be in italics.

(Added to NAC by Div. of Pub. & Behavioral Health by R004-14, 3-28-2014, eff. 4-1-2014)

NAC 453A.512  Labeling requirements for edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products sold at retail; accompanying materials. (NRS 453A.370)

1.  A medical marijuana dispensary must affix to each container or package containing edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products sold at retail a label which must include, without limitation:

(a) The business or trade name and the medical marijuana establishment registration certificate number of the facility for the production of edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products that manufactured and sold the product.

(b) The lot numbers of all marijuana used to create the product.

(c) The batch number of the product.

(d) The date and quantity dispensed, including the net weight in ounces and grams or by volume, as appropriate.

(e) The name and registry identification card number of the patient and, if applicable, the name of his or her designated caregiver.

(f) The name and address of the medical marijuana dispensary.

(g) The date on which the product was manufactured.

(h) If the product is perishable, a suggested use-by date.

(i) The total milligrams of active cannabinoids and terpinoids in the product, as provided by the independent testing laboratory that tested the product.

(j) A list of all ingredients and all major food allergens as identified in 21 U.S.C. §§ 343.

(k) A warning that states: “Caution: When eaten or swallowed, the intoxicating effects of this drug may be delayed by 2 or more hours.”

(l) If a marijuana extract was added to the product, a disclosure of the type of extraction process and any solvent, gas or other chemical used in the extraction process, or any other compound added to the extract.

(m) A warning that states: “This product may have intoxicating effects and may be habit forming.”

(n) A statement that: “This product may be unlawful outside of the State of Nevada.”

2.  The front and back of the label required by subsection 1 for a container or package containing edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products sold at retail must be in substantially the following form:

We Care Dispensary, 123 Main Street, Carson City, NV 89701

Date Dispensed: 3/27/2014  To: John J. Smith #1234987

Cookie

Net Weight:  6oz (168 Grams)

Serving Size:  10mg of THC

Contains 10 servings and a total of 100 MG of THC

Use by:  6/3/2014

Myrcene 5.6 mg/g   Limonene 5.1 mg/g   Valencene 3.5 mg/g

CAUTION: When eaten or swallowed the intoxicating effects of this product can be delayed 2 or more hours.

This product may be unlawful outside the State of Nevada.

Manufactured at: Joe’s Kitchen          Cert.#: 321654987101 0401

123 Main Street, Las Vegas, NV on 2/1/14

Lot#: 1234 Batch #5463

INGREDIENTS: Flour, Butter, Canola Oil,

Sugar, Chocolate, Marijuana, Strawberries

CONTAINS ALLERGENS: Milk, Wheat

Contains marijuana extract processed with butane.

WARNING: This product may have intoxicating effects and may be habit forming.

3.  A medical marijuana dispensary must provide with all edible marijuana products and marijuana-infused products sold at retail accompanying material that discloses any pesticides applied to the marijuana plants and growing medium during production of the marijuana used to create the extract added to the edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products and the type of extraction method used, including, without limitation, any solvents, gases or other chemicals or compounds used to produce or that are added to the extract, and contains the following warnings:

(a) “There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.”

(b) “This product contains or is infused with marijuana or active compounds of marijuana.”

(c) “Should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding.”

(d) “For use only by the person named on the label of the dispensed product. Keep out of the reach of children.”

(e) “Products containing marijuana can impair concentration, coordination and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug.”

(f) “Caution: When eaten or swallowed, the intoxicating effects of this drug may be delayed by 2 or more hours.”

4.  The text used on all accompanying material must be printed in at least 12-point font and may not be in italics.

(Added to NAC by Div. of Pub. & Behavioral Health by R004-14, 3-28-2014, eff. 4-1-2014)

NAC 453A.514  Required examinations of packaged and labeled products. (NRS 453A.370)  Each cultivation facility, facility for the production of edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products and medical marijuana dispensary shall:

1.  Examine packaged and labeled products during finishing operations to provide assurance that the containers and packages have the correct labels;

2.  Collect a representative sample of units at the completion of finishing operations and ensure that the samples are visually examined for correct labeling; and

3.  Record the results of the examinations performed pursuant to subsections 1 and 2 in the applicable production or control records.

(Added to NAC by Div. of Pub. & Behavioral Health by R004-14, 3-28-2014, eff. 4-1-2014)

Requirements for the Production of Edible Marijuana Products and Marijuana-Infused Products

NAC 453A.550  “Potentially hazardous marijuana products and ingredients” defined. (NRS 453A.370)  As used in NAC 453A.550 to 453A.592, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  “Potentially hazardous marijuana products and ingredients” means an edible item that is natural or synthetic and that requires temperature control because it is in a form capable of supporting:

(a) The rapid and progressive growth of infectious or toxigenic microorganisms;

(b) The growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum; or

(c) In raw shell eggs, the growth of Salmonella Enteritidis.

2.  The term “potentially hazardous marijuana products and ingredients” includes, without limitation:

(a) An animal item that is raw or heat-treated;

(b) An item of plant origin that is heat-treated or consists of raw seed sprouts;

(c) Cut melons and tomatoes; and

(d) Garlic-in-oil mixtures that are not modified in a way that results in mixtures which prohibit growth.

3.  The term “potentially hazardous marijuana products and ingredients” does not include:

(a) An ingredient with a value of water activity of 0.85 or less;

(b) An ingredient with a pH level of 4.6 or below when measured at 75°F (24°C); or

(c) An ingredient, in a hermetically sealed and unopened container, that is commercially processed to achieve and maintain commercial sterility under conditions of nonrefrigerated storage and distribution.

(Added to NAC by Div. of Pub. & Behavioral Health by R004-14, 3-28-2014, eff. 4-1-2014) For more information, please refer to Chapter 453A – Medical Use of Marijuana.

 

Minnesota- State-Law-Marijuana-Packaging

MINNESOTA Marijuana Packaging and Labeling State Law

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

  • 0850 PACKAGING AND LABELING. Subpart 1. Medical cannabis packaging. The medical cannabis manufacturer must package all medical cannabis intended for distribution according to the following standards:
  • In addition to the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 152.29, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), clause (5), medical cannabis containers must be:
    • (1) plain;
    • (2) designed to maximize the shelf life of contained medical cannabis;
    • (3) tamper-evident; and
    • (4) child-resistant.
  • Medical cannabis packaging must not bear a reasonable resemblance to any commercially available product.
  • Medical cannabis packaging must be packaged to minimize its appeal to children and must not depict images other than the medical cannabis manufacturer’s business name logo. Subp. 2. Medical cannabis trade names. The medical cannabis manufacturer’s medical cannabis trade names must comply with the following standards and are subject to approval by the commissioner:
    • names that are limited to those that clearly reflect the product’s medical cannabis nature;
    • any name that is identical to, or confusingly similar to, the name of an existing non-cannabis product is prohibited;
    • any name that is identical to, or confusingly similar to, the name of an unlawful product or substance is prohibited; and
    • any name that contains language that suggests using medical cannabis for recreational purposes or for a condition other than a qualifying medical condition is prohibited. Subp. 3. Labeling. A. A medical cannabis manufacturer must ensure that all medical cannabis that is distributed is labeled with the following information:
      • (1) the patient’s registry identification number, name, and date of birth;
      • (2) the name and date of birth of the designated registered caregiver, if applicable;
      • (3) the name of the patient’s parent or legal guardian, if listed on the registry verification, if applicable;
      • (4) the patient’s address;
      • (5) the name and address of the medical cannabis manufacturer where the medical cannabis was manufactured;
      • (6) the medical cannabis’s chemical composition;
      • (7) the recommended dosage;
      • (8) directions for use of the product;
      • (9) all ingredients of the product shown with common or usual names, including any colors, artificial flavors, and preservatives, listed in descending order by predominance of weight;
      • (10) the date of manufacture and batch number;
      • (11) a notice with the statement, including capitalization: “This product has not been analyzed or approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. There is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.”; and
      • (12) a notice with the statement: “This medical cannabis is for therapeutic use only. Diversion of this product is unlawful and may result in the revocation of the patient’s registration.”
    • Labeling text must not include any false or misleading statements regarding health or physical benefits to the patient.
    • A package may contain multiple labels if the information required by this part is not obstructed.

For more information, please refer to the Minnesota Revisor of Statutes on Packaging and Labeling.

Massachussets - State-Law-Marijuana-Packaging

MASSACHUSETTS Marijuana Packaging and Labeling State Law

Massachusetts’ cannabis labeling and packaging guidelines include the following:

(E) Packaging and Labeling

(1) Marijuana shall be packaged in plain, opaque, tamper-proof, and child-proof containers without depictions of the product, cartoons, or images other than the RMD’s logo. Edible MIPs shall not bear a reasonable resemblance to any product available for consumption as a commercially available candy.

(2) Labeling of Marijuana (Excluding MIPs). The RMD shall place a legible, firmly affixed label on which the wording is no less than 1/16 inch in size on each package of marijuana that it prepares for dispensing, containing at a minimum the following information

(a) The registered qualifying patient’s name;
(b) The name and registration number of the RMD that produced the marijuana, together with the RMD’s telephone number and mailing address, and website information, if any;
(c) The quantity of usable marijuana contained within the package;
(d) The date that the RMD packaged the contents;
(e) A batch number, sequential serial number, and bar code when used, to identify the batch associated with manufacturing and processing;
(f) The cannabinoid profile of the marijuana contained within the package, including THC level;
(g) A statement that the product has been tested for contaminants, that there were no adverse findings, and the date of testing in accordance with 105 CMR 725.105(C)(2); and
(h) This statement, including capitalization: “This product has not been analyzed or approved by the FDA. There is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Do not drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN.”

(3) Labeling of MIPs. The RMD shall place a legible, firmly affixed label on which the wording is no less than 1/16 inch in size on each MIP that it prepares for dispensing, containing at a minimum the following information:

(a) The registered qualifying patient’s name;
(b) The name and registration number of the RMD that produced the MIP, together with the RMD’s telephone number and mailing address, and website information, if any;
(c) The name of the product;
(d) The quantity of usable marijuana contained within the product as measured in ounces;
(e) A list of ingredients, including the cannabinoid profile of the marijuana contained within the product, including the THC level;
(f) The date of product creation and the recommended “use by” or expiration date;
(g) A batch number, sequential serial number, and bar code when used, to identify the batch associated with manufacturing and processing;
(h) Directions for use of the product if relevant;
(i) A statement that the product has been tested for contaminants, that there were no adverse findings, and the date of testing in accordance with 105 CMR 725.105(C)(2);
(j) A warning if nuts or other known allergens are contained in the product; and
(k) This statement, including capitalization: “This product has not been analyzed or approved by the FDA. There is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Do not drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN.”

For more information, please refer to the Implementation of an Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana.

Maryland -State Law-Marijuana-Packaging

MARYLAND Marijuana Packaging and Labeling State Law

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

Packaging of Medical Cannabis Finished Product

1.All items shall be individually packaged at the original point of processing.
2.Packaging Requirements. A package of medical cannabis finished product shall:

(1) Be plain;

(2) Be opaque;

(3) Be tamper-evident, and if applicable or appropriate, child-resistant;

(4) Bear a finished-product lot number and an expiration date;

(5) Bear a clear warning that:

(a) The contents may be lawfully consumed only by a qualifying patient named on an attached label;

(b) It is a illegal for any person to possess or consume the contents of the package other than the qualifying patient; and

(c) It is a illegal to transfer the package or contents to any person other than a transfer by a caregiver to a qualifying patient;

(6) Bear a clear warning to keep the package and its contents away from children other than a qualifying patient;

(7) Bear the Maryland Poison Control Center emergency telephone number;

(8) Bear the name of the licensee that packaged the medical cannabis finished product and the telephone number of the licensee for reporting an adverse patient event;

(9) Bear any allergen warning required by law;

(10) Bear a listing of the non-medical cannabis ingredients;

(11) Bear an itemization, including weight, of all cannabinoid and terpene ingredients specified for the product, and concentrates of any cannabinoid of less than one percent shall be printed with a leading zero before the decimal point; and

(12) Leave space for a licensed dispensary to attach a personalized label for the qualifying patient.

1.Packaging Prohibitions. A package of medical cannabis finished product may not bear any:

(1) Resemblance to the trademarked, characteristic or product-specialized packaging of any commercially available candy, snack, baked good or beverage;

(2) Statement, artwork or design that could reasonably mislead any person to believe that the package contains anything other a medical cannabis finished product;

(3) Seal, flag, crest, coat of arms, or other insignia that could reasonably mislead any person to believe that the product has been endorsed, manufactured, or used by any State, county or municipality or any agency thereof; and

(4) Cartoon, color scheme, image, graphic or feature that might make the package attractive to children.

Label for Distribution to a Qualifying Patient

1.A licensee shall print a label for a package of medical cannabis for a qualifying patient in English in letters no less than one-sixteenth of an inch high. If requested by a qualifying patient or caregiver, the licensee may also print a label in another language.
2.A licensee may not distribute a package of medical cannabis without a label securely attached.
3.A licensee shall state on a label of a package of medical cannabis:

(1) The name of the qualifying patient;

(2) The name of the certifying physician;

(3) The name of the licensee where the product was dispensed;

(4) The date that the medical cannabis was dispensed;

(5) The name of the product;

(6) The strength of applicable cannabinoid and terpene compounds:

(a) Displayed in units appropriate to the dosage form; and

(b) Concentrations of any cannabinoid of less than one percent shall be printed with a leading zero before the decimal point;

(7) The quantity of medical cannabis dispensed, displayed in units appropriate to the dosage form;

(8) Any directions for use of the product; and

(9) The instructions for proper storage or handling of the product.

1. Any other information required by the dispensary at its discretion may be provided in a patient insert.
2. The label may not:

(1) Contain any false or misleading statement or design; or

(2) Include any statement, image or design that may not be included on the package.

For more information, please refer to the Subtitle 62 of the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

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MAINE Marijuana Packaging and Labeling State Law

Maine’s cannabis labels on prepared marijuana and goods containing marijuana that are sold by dispensaries and caregivers are used as evidence of compliance with the law that limits possession and dispensing to 2.5 ounces of prepared marijuana per qualifying patient. The packaging and labeling of prepared marijuana and marijuana products for sale by registered dispensaries and caregivers must comply with applicable State labeling laws. See 22 M.R.S.A. §2157.

For more information, please refer to the Rules Governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program.

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ILLINOIS Marijuana Packaging and Labeling State Law

Illinois’ cannabis labeling and packaging guidelines include the following:

• Each cannabis product produced for sale shall be registered with the Department on forms provided by the Department.

a) Each product registration shall include a label and the required registration fee (Section 1000.140). The registration fee is for the name of the product offered for sale, and one fee shall be sufficient for all package sizes.
b) All harvested cannabis intended for distribution to a dispensing organization must be packaged in a sealed and labeled medical cannabis container.
c) Packaging of any product containing cannabis shall be child-resistant and light-resistant consistent with current standards, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission standards referenced by the Poison Prevention Act.
d) Each cannabis product shall be labeled by the cultivation center prior to sale to a dispensary, and each label shall be securely affixed to the package and shall state in legible English:

• 1) The name and P.O. Box of the registered cultivation center where the item was manufactured;

• 2) The common or usual name of the item and the registered name of the cannabis product that was registered with the Department pursuant to subsection (a);

• 3) A unique serial number that will match the product with a producer batch and lot number to facilitate any warnings or recalls the Department or producer deems appropriate;

• 4) The date of final testing and packaging, if sampled, and the identification of the independent testing laboratory;

• 5) The date of manufacture and “use by” date;

• 6) The quantity (in ounces or grams) of cannabis contained in the product;

• 7) A pass/fail rating based on the laboratory’s microbiological, mycotoxins, and pesticide and solvent residue analyses, if sampled;

• 8) Content List

A) A list of the following, including the minimum and maximum percentage content by weight for subsections (d)(8)(A)(i) through (iv):

i) delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);

ii) tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA);

iii) cannabidiol ();

iv) cannabidiolic acid (A); and

v) any other ingredients besides cannabis.

B) The acceptable tolerances for the minimum percentage printed on the label for any of subsections (d)(8)(A)(i) through (iv) shall not be below 85% or above 115% of the labeled amount;

• 9) A statement that the product is for medical use and not for resale or transfer to another person.

For more information, please refer to the General Provisions for the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Act.

Hawaii -State Law-Marijuana-Packaging

HAWAII Marijuana Packaging and Labeling State Law

Hawaii’s cannabis labeling and packaging guidelines come from Chapter 32D – Medical Marijuana Dispensary System:

• Advertising and packaging. (a) The department shall establish standards regarding the advertising and packaging of marijuana and manufactured marijuana products; provided that the standards, at a minimum, shall require the use of packaging that:

• Is child-resistant and opaque so that the product cannot be seen from outside the packaging;
• Uses only black lettering on a white background with no pictures or graphics;
• Is clearly labeled with the phrase “For medical use only”;
• Is clearly labeled with the phrase “Not for resale or transfer to another person”;
• Includes instructions for use and “use by date”;
• Contains information about the contents and potency of the product;
• Includes the name of the production center where marijuana in the product was produced, including the batch number and date of packaging:
• Includes a barcode generated by tracking software; and
• In the case of a manufactured marijuana product, a listing of the equivalent physical weight of the marijuana used to manufacture the amount of product that is within the packaging, pursuant to section 329D-9©
– Any capsule, lozenge, or pill containing marijuana or its principal psychoactive constituent tetrahydrocannabinol shall be packaged so that one dose, serving or single wrapped item contains no more than ten milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol; provided that no manufactured marijuana product that is sold in a pack of multiple doses, servings, or single wrapped items, nor any containers of oils, shall contain more than a total of one hundred milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol per pack or container.

For more information, please refer to Chapter 32D – Medical Marijuana Dispensary System