California Cannabis Packaging Checklists for compliance

by | Oct 17, 2019 | Blog

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. 

Small Containers

Labeling: Small Container Specific

General checklist

General rules for packaging from CDPH, child safety etc. 

Packaging checklist

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: This product can expose you to chemicals including marijuana smoke, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Government Warning

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. 

“GOVERNMENT WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS CANNABIS, A SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS. CANNABIS PRODUCTS MAY ONLY BE POSSESSED OR CONSUMED BY PERSONS 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER UNLESS THE PERSON IS A QUALIFIED PATIENT. THE INTOXICATING EFFECTS OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS MAY BE DELAYED UP TO TWO HOURS. CANNABIS USE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING MAY BE HARMFUL. CONSUMPTION OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE AND OPERATE MACHINERY. PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION.”

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