Both cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis (containing THC) are consumable products. Therefore there are specific rules regarding how they are packaged. In addition to basic date, weight, ingredient and manufacturer information, there are additional requirements that may vary from state to state for both medicinal and recreational cannabis. Here are a few labeling considerations:
Special Symbols and Type
Some states require that cannabis products are labeled with standardized symbols. For example, labels in Oregon must use symbols that differentiate between hemp products (such as CBD) and cannabis. Additionally, states may regulate the size of type that is used on the label.
Use Directions and Warnings
Regulations for Directions of Use labeling can vary from state to state. These regulations may include rules dictating how to document the amount of THC a product contains, as well as the need for required warning messages. For example, Alaska requires labels to include multiple warning statements including, “Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming and addictive.”
Prop 65 Warning
California requires that if there is evidence a household or consumable product may cause cancer, it must be labeled with the Prop 65 warning. Cannabis products fall within this category and must include the Prop 65 warning on their labeling.
Track and Trace & RFID
In an industry where misrepresentations and counterfeit products can be life-threatening, one of the ways your clients can differentiate themselves is to add features that increase trust among their customers. Track and trace capabilities allow product to be monitored along the entire supply chain. RFID streamlines this process by proving chain-of-custody transactions and eliminating manual processes.