Washington’s cannabis labeling and packaging guidelines

April 12, 2017

Washington’s cannabis labeling and packaging guidelines

include the following:

  • (10) Labels must comply with the version of NIST Handbook 130, Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulation adopted in chapter 16-662
  • (11) All usable marijuana when sold at retail must include accompanying material that contains the following warnings that state:
    • (a) “Warning: This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health”;
    • (b) “There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product”;
    • (c) “Should not be used by women that are pregnant or breast feeding”;
    • (d) “For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of reach of children”;
    • (e) “Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug”;
    • (f) Statement that discloses all pesticides applied to the marijuana plants and growing medium during production and processing.
  • (12) All marijuana concentrates and marijuana-infused products sold at retail must include accompanying material that contains the following warnings that state:
    • (a) “There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product”;
    • (b) “This product is infused with marijuana or active compounds of marijuana”;
    • (c) “Should not be used by women that are pregnant or breast feeding”;
    • (d) “For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of reach of children”;
    • (e) “Products containing marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug”;
    • (f) “Caution: When eaten or swallowed, the intoxicating effects of this drug may be delayed by two or more hours”;
    • (g) Statement that discloses all pesticides applied to the marijuana plants and growing medium during production of the base marijuana used to create the extract added to the infused product; and
    • (h) Statement that discloses the type of extraction method, including any solvents, gases, or other chemicals or compounds used to produce or that are added to the extract.
  • (13) Labels affixed to the container or package containing usable marijuana sold at retail must include:
    • (a) The business or trade name and Washington state unified business identifier number of the licensees that produced, processed, and sold the usable marijuana. The marijuana retail licensee trade name and Washington state unified business identifier number may be in the form of a sticker placed on the label;
    • (b) Inventory ID number assigned by the liquor control board’s traceability system. This must be the same number that appears on the transport manifest;
    • (c) Concentration of THC (total THC and activated THC-A) and CBD;
    • (d) Net weight in ounces and grams or volume as appropriate;
    • (e) Warnings that state: “This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming”;
    • (f) Statement that “This product may be unlawful outside of Washington state”;
    • (g) Date of harvest; and
    • (h) The board may create a logo that must be placed on all usable marijuana and marijuana-infused products.
  • (15) Labels affixed to the container or package containing marijuana-infused products sold at retail must include:
    • (a) The business or trade name and Washington state unified business identifier number of the licensees that produced, processed, and sold the marijuana. The marijuana retail licensee trade name and Washington state unified business identifier number may be in the form of a sticker placed on the label;
    • (b) Inventory ID number assigned by the liquor control board’s traceability system. This must be the same number that appears on the transport manifest;
    • (c) Date manufactured;
    • (d) Best by date;
    • (e) Products meant to be eaten or swallowed, recommended serving size and the number of servings contained within the unit, including total milligrams of active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), or Delta 9;
    • (f) Net weight in ounces and grams, or volume as appropriate;
    • (g) List of all ingredients and major food allergens as defined in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004;
    • (h) “Caution: When eaten or swallowed, the intoxicating effects of this drug may be delayed by two or more hours.”;
    • (i) If a marijuana extract was added to the product, disclosure of the type of extraction process and any solvent, gas, or other chemical used in the extraction process, or any other compound added to the extract;
    • (j) Warnings that state: “This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming”;
    • (k) Statement that “This product may be unlawful outside of Washington state”;
    • (l) The board may create a logo that must be placed on all usable marijuana and marijuana-infused products.
  • (17) Labels affixed to the container or package containing marijuana concentrates sold at retail must include:
    • (a) The business or trade name and Washington state unified business identifier number of the licensees that produced, processed, and sold the marijuana concentrate. The marijuana retail licensee trade name and Washington state unified business identifier may be in the form of a sticker placed on the label;
    • (b) Inventory ID number assigned by the liquor control board traceability system. This must be the same number that appears on the transportation manifest;
    • (c) Date manufactured;
    • (d) Best by date;
    • (e) Net weight in ounces and grams, or volume as appropriate;
    • (f) If a marijuana extract was added to the product, disclosure of the type of extraction process and any solvent, gas, or other chemical used in the extraction process, or any other compound added to the extract;
    • (g) Concentration of THC (total Delta 9 and Delta 9 THC-A) and CBD;
    • (h) Warnings that state “This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming”;
    • (i) Statement that “This product may be unlawful outside Washington state”; and
    • (j) The board may create a logo that must be placed on all usable marijuana and marijuana-infused products.

For more information, please refer to the Washington Administrative Code 314-55-105 for Packaging and Labeling Requirements.

Marijuana-infused product, label, and package approval process:
A marijuana processor licensee must obtain approval from the Liquor and Cannabis Board for all marijuana-infused products, labeling, and packaging prior to offering these items for sale to a marijuana retailer. The marijuana processor licensee must submit a photo of the product, labeling, and packaging to the liquor control board for approval. The photo(s) provided shall be of sufficient clarity to illustrate the requirements outlined below.

A marijuana processor producing a marijuana-infused solid or liquid product meant to be ingested orally in a processing facility as required in WAC 314-55-015(10) must pass a processing facility inspection prior to the request for approval of a marijuana-infused product.

  • The marijuana processor licensee must send an email requesting approval with the required information torules@lcb.wa.gov.

 

 




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