Note: last updated in 2019.
Info sheets and checklists from the California cannabis state regulators
Proposition 64 to legalized recreational marijuana in California. Passed in November 2016, the law went into effect January 1, 2018. In response to recreational cannabis, the state created new rules on how cannabis products must be packaged.
To avoid reading through mountains of legal text content, the state also offers these helpful checklists for brands to remain compliant with the packaging laws.
Labeling: Small Container Specific
General rules for packaging from CDPH, child safety etc.
Label and packaging information for regular-size containers
California Universal Symbol
Legally mandated universal symbol logo mark for the primary panel of California cannabis packaging. Download the symbol in a 0.5” size with and without a white background. The symbol must always be black but can be placed on a badge to stand out from a black background or outlined in white.
California Prop 65 warnings
California cannabis brands are required to warn consumers of myrcene, a terpene in cannabis, having potential for cancer and reproductive harm (when consumed by the bucket load). Warning text for products containing the terpene myrcene, or cannabis smoke. You can check the whole list here and download the symbol and warning text below.
Warning text for products containing the terpene myrcene, or cannabis smoke. You can check the whole list here and download the symbol and warning text below.
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