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CRATIV’s goal is to monitor worldwide regulatory standards as they relate to child resistant packaging and labeling requirements for the cannabis industry.

 

We will strive to support our global customers with regulatory standards, regulatory developments, how to comply, and how to defend your manufacturing systems as if you were defending in front of the FDA. Our 50 years of medical device experience can be applied to many industries where regulatory compliance is required and developing.

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The information contained on this page is intended to be a summary of the current legal and regulatory status of marijuana laws.  Such laws and regulations are continually changing and no representation is made as to the accuracy of this information.  Edibles Engineering LLC (DBA CRATIV Packaging) specifically disclaims and shall not and cannot be held accountable for the accuracy or completeness of the same.   Each person or entity accessing information on this page should make his/her/its own inquiry as to the current status of such laws as it relates to them.

Colorado Recreational Packaging and Labeling Requirements

Recreational Marijuana Packaging

Colorado’s Retail Marijuana Code requires that all marijuana, marijuana products, and marijuana concentrates sold to consumers must meet labeling and packaging guidelines defined in the R 1000 Series. Before leaving the store, all marijuana and marijuana products must be placed in a package which:

 

  • Is either child-resistant or is placed in an additional “exit-package” which is child resistant
  • Is opaque so that the product cannot be seen from the outside
  • Is closeable for any product which may be used for multiple servings or is meant for multiple uses
  • Cannot appeal to anybody under the age of 21, including the use of cartoon character or similar images

Standard Recreational Labeling

Labeling for all marijuana, marijuana products, and marijuana concentrates must meet the following requirements:

 

  • Contains Colorado’s Universal THC Symbol no smaller than 1/4 of an inch by 1/4 of an inch
  • Does not make any false or misleading statements regarding health or physical benefits
  • Has a font-size no smaller than 1/16 of an inch
  • All labeling and warnings must be clearly written or printed in English
  • All labeling text must be unobstructed and conspicuous
  • The license number of the retail marijuana store
  • The license number(s) of the cultivation facility(-ies) where the marijuana was grown, or where the marijuana used in a marijuana product or concentrate was grown
  • Identity Statement and Standardized Graphic Symbol of the store
  • Date of sale
  • The following warning statements:
    • There may be health risks associated with the consumption of this product.
    • This product is intended for use by adults 21 years and older. Keep out of the reach of children.
    • This product is unlawful outside the State of Colorado.
    • There may be additional health risks associated with the consumption of this product for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning on becoming pregnant.
    • Do not drive a motor vehicle or operate heavy machinery while using marijuana.
  • A complete list of all nonorganic pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides used in the cultivation of the marijuana, or used in the cultivation of any marijuana later used to create marijuana products or concentrates

 

Additional requirements for marijuana, marijuana products, and marijuana concentrates can be found below.

Recreational Marijuana (Flower) Labeling

Packaging for marijuana flower have the following labeling requirements:

 

  • The Harvest Batch Number(s) assigned to the marijuana in the container
  • The net weight, accurate to at least to one-tenth of a gram, of the marijuana prior to packaging
  • Additional statements regarding testing for potency and contaminants. The specific statements may be found under The Colorado Retail Marijuana Code R 1005 § B 2-4

Recreational Marijuana Product (Edible and Consumable) Labeling

All marijuana edibles and consumables must contain the following labeling:

 

  • The production number assigned to the retail marijuana concentrate which was used to produce the final product
  • The license number of the Retail Marijuana Products Manufacturing Facility which produced the final product
  • The Production Batch Number(s) assigned to the final product
  • A statement that the container is child-resistant
  • The following warning statements:
    • This product is infused with marijuana.
    • This product was produced without regulatory oversight for health, safety, or efficacy
    • The intoxicating effects of this product may be delayed by two or more hours.
  • A clear set of instructions for proper usage for non-edible products
  • A complete list of solvents and chemicals used in the creation of any concentrate used in the final product

 

Edibles must meet these further requirements:

 

  • A list of all ingredients and potential allergens
  • If the product is perishable, a statement that is must be refrigerated
  • Serving size statement: “The standardized serving size for this product includes no more than ten milligrams of active THC.”
  • A product expiration date or use-by-date after which the product will no longer be fit for consumption or will no longer be optimally fresh.
  • Additional statements regarding testing for potency and contaminants found in The Colorado Retail Marijuana Code R 1006 § B 4-7

Recreational Marijuana Concentrate Labeling

All marijuana concentrates including hash, oil, and tinctures, must be labeled with:

 

  • The license number of the cultivation or manufacturing facility which produced the final concentrate
  • The Production Batch Number assigned to the concentrate
  • The net weight, at least to the tenth of a gram, of the concentrate prior to packaging
  • The following warning statements:
    • This product contains marijuana
    • This product was produced without regulatory oversight for health, safety, or efficacy.
  • A complete list of solvents and chemicals used to produce the final concentrate
  • Additional statements regarding testing for potency and contaminants. The specific statements may be found under The Colorado Retail Marijuana Code R 1007 § B 2-5
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