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 An Introduction to Cannabis Labels

a growing label market

  OCTOBER 3, 2019 BY REBECCA BRETANA

 

Changes in cannabis legality throughout the US has opened a world of new sales opportunities for label and packaging distributors. Due to this, a niche sub-industry of cannabis packaging now includes labels, seals, track and trace capabilities, flexible packaging and more. Between Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis products (containing the psychoactive substance THC), there are new brands created daily.


As a DLS distributor, you have access to our custom print capabilities that allow you to bid on cannabis and CBD projects. Target this market during this crucial growth period with DLS as your guide.

 

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Custom Prime Labels for Cannabis & CBD Products

Like other consumable product markets, “wow” factor matters. When a customer walks into a shop, they are looking for products that stand out from the others.


Diversified is your expert source for decorative, prime labels. We have a large fleet of presses, both flexographic and digital, that produce four color process work as well as up to 10 PMS colors. Combine that with our vast die collection, laser die cutting, array of available materials, and we can produce just about any type of vivid color marketing label, in both small and large runs.


Need varnishing, laminating or special face stocks or adhesives? No problem. At Diversified, we can meet all your custom pressure sensitive label needs.

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What You Can Offer Cannabis & CBD Manufacturers

  • 1000s of Standard Dies

  • Custom Laser Die Cut Designs

  • A Variety of Substrates and Adhesives

  • Variable Data for Barcodes and Product Versions

  • Print Effects Such as UV Inks for Added Security

  • Sealing & Tamper-Evident Tape

  • Custom Design Services

 

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 Labeling Considerations

 


Because cannabis and CBD are consumable products, there are certain rules regarding how they are sold and what the packaging needs to include. Please note, laws vary by state for both medicinal and recreational cannabis. Besides the basic date, weight, ingredients, and manufacturer information, here are some labeling considerations:


Symbols & Type

Many states have their own special symbols required on all cannabis products. Oregon, for example, has labels that differentiate hemp products (such as CBD) from cannabis (which contains THC). In some cases, type size is stipulated.

 

Directions for Use

Depending on the state, there are different requirements regarding the directions for use and the total estimated THC in the labeled product. Along with that are possible warnings. For instance, Alaska requires three warning statements. One reads: “Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming and addictive.”

 

Prop 65

In California, Prop 65 labeling appears on many household and consumable products. If a product has some evidence of causing cancer, it must include the warning. Therefore, California requires Prop65 labels on cannabis products.

 

Track and Trace & RFID

Your customer may choose to differentiate themselves by adding features that increase trust among consumers. Track and trace technology monitors cannabis along the entire supply chain: from growth to sale. In a world where product misrepresentation and counterfeits are a potentially life-threatening risk, this is an in-demand added service. RFID streamlines track and trace capabilities by quickly and accurately monitoring operations, proving chain-of-custody transactions, and eliminating time-consuming manual processes.

 How to Stay Informed

It’s important to stay updated on all cannabis laws in the US. Due to the nuances of the industry, you benefit from market research. Since laws vary by state, here are some resources to keep you informed about cannabis and CBD markets:

 

The National Cannabis Industry Association
Canna Law Blog
Cannabis Business Times
Hemp Business Journal
Marijuana Business Magazine

 Get Your Sales Guide Today

Navigating the CBD and cannabis industry is complex. Diversified is here to guide you through this growing market so that you can increase your label sales and stay ahead of your competitors.

 

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