The deadline for compliance with new edible restrictions and labeling requirements is fast-approaching. Infused product manufacturers (medical and retail) may no longer produce, transfer, or donate any edible marijuana products in the shape of a human, animal, or fruit or shapes that bear the likeness or contain characteristics of a realistic or fictional human, animal, or fruit, including artistic, caricature, or cartoon renderings. Also beginning on October 1, 2017, no medical marijuana center or retail marijuana store may sell any non-compliant edible product. Any marijuana business with non-compliant edible products must follow waste disposal rules.
Also beginning on October 1, 2017, each container holding medical and retail marijuana product must be labeled with the potency of THC and CBD. The potency must be expressed in milligrams and either be:
- in a font size that is not less than 10 point font and at least two font sizes larger than the surrounding label text, and must be bold, and enclosed within an outlined shape such as a circle or square; or
- highlighted with a bright color such as yellow.
These new potency labeling regulations apply to medical and retail establishments. Operators have been aware of these rules for some time and should be in compliance ahead of the October 1 deadline. We suggest operators use the next few weeks to double check inventory for old stock of non-compliant product.