When your business starts selling cannabis products, it’s important that you stay compliant with all relevant state product labeling regulations. Let’s review what compliance information belongs on a cannabis product label and why label compliance is so critical in this industry.
Compliance information requirements on cannabis labels vary widely by state. State regulatory agencies also update these requirements frequently, which can make labeling compliance tricky. However, some compliance requirements do apply across multiple states. Some general labeling requirements include listing the following information on cannabis labels and packaging:
- Strain name
- CBD concentration
- THC concentration
- Net weight in grams
Along with this information, multiple states require boilerplate warning text on cannabis products, but the text varies by state. Many states also require that the label’s marketing elements not appeal to minors. Overall, state governments keep the cannabis industry highly regulated, and these labeling compliance measures help enforce their regulations.
Labeling compliance matters for cannabis products because the regulations are controlled so heavily. State governments put cannabis packaging and labeling compliance requirements in place to ensure the products stay out of minors’ hands and off the black market. These two risks are real problems in the cannabis industry. Proper cannabis and marijuana packaging labels mitigate those problems and keep these products aimed at their intended consumers.
One example is that cannabis products grown in compliance with CA Prop 215 must have Prop 215 compliant labels. California originally passed Prop 215 in 1996, and it became a landmark piece of legislation for legalizing medical marijuana. This proposition still impacts medical marijuana labels and packaging in California, so it’s best for cannabis producers, manufacturers, and distributors to stay compliant with Prop 215’s requirements.
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States predominantly divide cannabis products into four major categories:
- Cannabis Flower
- Vaporizing and Extract
Each category has different compliance requirements in each state, and the requirements vary greatly from category to category and state to state. For example, concentrate labels in Oregon must state whether any ingredients aren’t derived from cannabis. In Michigan, concentrate labels must include a product’s dosage, batch number, and business licensing information. Oklahoma requires concentrate labels to detail the product’s usage in a medical environment. Three states have very different requirements for cannabis concentrate labels, and that’s just in one category. Familiarize yourself with your state’s labeling requirements before you design your product labels. Once you learn more about these requirements, you’ll be equipped to create compliant labels for your products.
We launched our cannabis labeling division, USTL Canna Pack, in May of 2019. Since then, we’ve developed customized Canna Pack marijuana label stickers for cannabis brands. When we create these stickers for your specific business, we check all the relevant regulations in your state before finalizing the design and manufacturing processes. We pay attention to regulatory updates across all states around legalized medical and recreational cannabis and marijuana industries. Our attention to detail ensures that your labels meet all regulations for their product categories.
While label customization helps promote your business’s brand, it also helps you maintain compliance with state cannabis regulations. How? Some states require specific icons to be printed on the labels of cannabis products. These icons include a plain Rx on medical products and a green Rx symbol to signify that it’s a medical marijuana label.
Additionally, information required on labels varies from state to state. Label customization services allow you to change the information on your labels if you distribute cannabis products in multiple states. Overall, label customization allows you to change your labels to meet regulations in different states and update your labels when requirements change.
If you want to design customized compliant cannabis labels for your business, reach out to US Tape & Label. Our USTL Canna Pack division creates customized label stickers for cannabis product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. We have the resources necessary to create labels that comply with requirements in a high-regulated industry.
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Centrally-located and equipped with the cutting-edge equipment you need to get the best labels and look for your products. Our skilled team of in-house engineers will help you make the perfect label for any product you have.