Over the past several years, the cannabis market has expanded rapidly. We’ve seen shops sprout up around the nation, but we’ve also witnessed the emergence of cannabis-infused cosmetics, meals, drinks, and other items. Despite the industry’s growth, there are relatively few federal norms and regulations governing cannabis packaging and labeling. Because the bulk of labeling requirements are imposed by each state’s law, product packaging should follow the criteria established by the state in which the items are marketed. This tutorial will cover the most common cannabis label requirements, as well as design advice, label alternatives, and more.
Child and tamper-resistant packaging
Though it varies to some extent by state, cannabis product packaging is typically required to be opaque, resalable, and child-resistant.
Most product labels must have a brand logo and a statement of identification on the front panel. The brand logo and information educate people about your organization, while the statement of identity informs them about the goods. Inform your consumers if they are purchasing cannabis-infused cream, cbd gummies, hemp oil, or anything else. Your labeling should make it very obvious that the product contained therein is a cannabis product.
The net weight should be positioned on the bottom 30% of the front panel, parallel to the package’s base.
Supplemental and nutritional information
If your product is meant to be ingested, such as a supplement, food, or beverage, you must provide a facts panel. Include the serving size, daily value percentage, and any other relevant information. The supplement or nutrition facts panels must be simple to see and located immediately to the right of the identification declaration.
Ingredients a list of ingredients for any ingestible or topical product must be displayed on the package or product label, just to the right of the assertion of identity. The ingredients should be stated in weight order, from heaviest to lightest. Ingredients should always be listed by their common name. Retailer and/or manufacturer information include the name and address of your cannabis product’s distributor, packer, or manufacturer. Contact information is essential here since you want customers to report any negative responses they may have (or they could be reaching out to tell you how much they love your product).
In case of unpleasant reactions or if more than the suggested serving size is ingested, contact information for the poison control center should be included as well.
Make a note of the dates of cultivation, production, and sale, as well as any expiry or best-by dates that may apply. These dates may be written as part of the label design or added later in-house by handwriting or using a thermal printer.
If you’re printing dates in-house, we offer a thermal transfer laminate in gloss that you may utilize. If you’re just filling in that information right now, choose unlamented paper, such as cannilabs or a matte finish–you can use a permanent marker on either of them without worrying about smudges.
Labeling requirements for cannabis products
Though state restrictions vary in terms of what must appear on cannabis packaging, there are a few similar denominators. Check your state’s unique regulations for cannabis packaging and labelling needs.