Cannabis packaging rules are a very complicated subject as the laws regarding cannabis are constantly changing everywhere. You can’t just be familiar with Federal law, but State and Local laws as well.
These rules are constantly being amended and changed, challenged and so on. Then reading and interpreting them could require a lawyer to fully understand the pages of text written as law.
For this reason, this article will give you a little snippet of the laws regarding marijuana packaging for the state of Oregon. The idea of this guide is more so to help you catch some common things you may be missing from your packaging or illegitimate things you may be including before anybody else does but obviously won’t be all encompassing due to the vastness of these laws.
Like I said above, laws are constantly changing and you should check with your local laws but this is more of a helpful guide than legal advice and we implore you to do more research on your own.
With that being said, most of this information was gathered from the Colorado Office of Research and Statistics Which is a great resource for the state of Colorado regarding these laws.
Basic Packaging Laws and Rules
Oregon, like many states, has a comprehensive list of rules and regulations when it comes to the sale of recreational marijuana. Here’s just a few of them:
Usable Marijuana Labeling Requirements
Prior to usable marijuana being sold or transferred to a consumer, patient or designated primary caregiver the container holding the usable marijuana must have a label that has the following information:
- Producer’s business or trade name and license number;
- Business or trade name of licensee that packaged the product, if different from the producer;
- UID number;
- Date of harvest;
- Name of strain;
- Net weight in grams and ounces;
- For pre-rolled marijuana, weight of usable marijuana used in product in grams;
- Concentration of THC and CBD, as calculated under OAR 333-064-0100;
- Name of the lab that performed any test and any test analysis date;
- Universal symbol;
- Product identity; and
- For usable marijuana for sale to a consumer, warnings that state:
- “For use only by adults 21 and older. Keep out of reach of children.”
- “Do not drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.”
Packaging for Sale to Consumer
In addition to these label laws are specific packaging requirements as well to adhere to. Just a few of them are shown below and we recommend imploring further into cannabis packaging laws in your area.
- Containers or packaging for marijuana items and industrial hemp commodities or products must protect the packaged item from contamination and must not impart any toxic or deleterious substance to the packaged item.
- Marijuana items and industrial hemp commodities or products for ultimate sale to a consumer, patient, or designated primary caregiver, except for immature plants and seeds, must:
- Be packaged in a container that is resealable and continually child-resistant as certified by a qualified third party child-resistant package testing firm or placed within an exit package that is resealable and continually child-resistant as certified by a qualified third party child-resistant package testing firm prior to final sale or transfer to consumer, patient, or designated primary caregiver if the product is a cannabinoid product, cannabinoid concentrate or cannabinoid extract;
- Be packaged in a container that is child-resistant for at least a single use as certified by a qualified third party child-resistant package testing firm or placed within an exit package that is child-resistant as certified by a qualified third party child-resistant package testing firm prior to final sale to consumer, if the item is usable marijuana;
- Not be packaged or labeled in a manner that is attractive to minors; and
- Be labeled in accordance with OAR 845-025-7000 to 845-025-7190.
- Packaging may not contain any untruthful or misleading content.
- Nothing in this rule:
- Prevents the re-use of packaging that is capable of continuing to be child-resistant, as long as the package is in good working order and maintains its child-resistant properties, and as permitted by rules established by the Commission or the Authority; or
- Prohibits the Commission or the Authority from imposing additional packaging requirements in their respective rules governing licensees and registrants.
- A licensee or registrant must provide to the Commission or the Authority upon that agency’s request, additional information about the testing that was performed by the qualified third party child-resistant package testing firm in accordance with 16 CFR 1700.
- Licensees and registrants are prohibited from selling packages, containers or devices intended for intravenous delivery.
Obviously that was a lot to go over. However, that was only small snippet of the different laws and regulations regarding cannabis packaging. To get a more comprehensive and detailed idea, you can checkout Colorado’s Code of Regulations for more information.
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