Washington DC Packaging and Labeling laws.

June 11, 2017

Washington DC Packaging and Labeling laws.

Section 5607, LABELING AND PACKAGING OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA, is amended as follows:

 Subsection 5607.1(a) is amended to read as follows:

 5607.1             No medical marijuana shall be dispensed or distributed to a qualifying patient or caregiver unless the container in which it is distributed bears a legible label, firmly affixed, stating:

             (a)      The name of the cultivation center where the medical marijuana was produced and the manufacture date;

Subsection 5607.1(i) is amended to read as follows:

 5607.1  (i)         A statement that the product is for medical use, not for resale or transfer to another person, containing the following language: “Contains Marijuana. Keep out of the reach of children.”

 

Subsection 5607.10 is redesignated as Subsection 5607.17.

 New Subsections 5607.10 - 5607.16 are added to read as follows:

 5607.10           A cultivation center or dispensary shall not use the word(s) “candy” or “candies” on the product, packaging, or labeling of any medical marijuana product.

5607.11           A cultivation center or dispensary shall not place any content, image, or labeling that specifically targets individuals under the age of twenty-one (21), including but not limited to, cartoon characters or similar images, on the product, packaging, or a container holding medical marijuana.

5607.12           A cultivation center that produces edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products shall ensure that all edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products offered for sale:

  •  Are labeled clearly and unambiguously as medical marijuana;
  •  Are not presented in packaging or with labeling that is appealing to children; and
  •  Have packaging designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five (5) years of age to open, but not normally difficult for adults to use properly.

 5607.13           A cultivation center or dispensary shall not use or allow the use of any content, image, or labeling on a medical marijuana product that is offered for sale if the container does not precisely and clearly indicate the nature of the contents or that in any way may deceive a customer as to the nature, composition, quantity, age, or quality of the product.

 5607.14           Packaging of edible medical marijuana products or medical marijuana-infused products shall not bear any:

(a)   Resemblance to the trademarked, characteristic or product-specialized packaging of any commercially available candy, snack, baked good or beverage 

(b)       Statement, artwork or design that could reasonably mislead any person to believe that the package contains anything other an edible medical marijuana product or medical marijuana-infused products; or
 
(c)        Seal, flag, crest, coat of arms, or other insignia that could reasonably mislead any person to believe that the product has been endorsed, manufactured, or used by any state, county or municipality or any agency thereof.

5607.15           The Director may prohibit a cultivation center or dispensary from selling any medical marijuana product upon a finding by the Director that the product is deceptively labeled or branded in a manner which is misleading about its content or that contains injurious or adulterated ingredients.

5607.16           In addition to the other labeling requirements of this section, all edible marijuana products, and marijuana-infused products shall be labeled in accordance with 16 C.F.R. Part 1700 (2016), Poison prevention packaging; 21 C.F.R. Part 101 (2016), Food Labeling, as specified in Section 1102 of the District Food Code Regulations (Title 25-A DCMR).

 http://www.dcregs.dc.gov/Gateway/NoticeHome.aspx?NoticeID=6275723




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