30 September 2016
Here’s a detailed report in the Cannabist
The bullets are as follows
There’s a new universal symbol aimed at raising public awareness. The diamond enclosing the notations “! THC” or “! THC M” will look like this or a variation of, depending on the product
Also coming into force
New equivalency regulations for retail marijuana,
The barring of the words “candy” or “candies” in marijuana products
Inclusion of potency and contaminant testing information.
The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division says
(Source the Cannabist)
All new medical and retail marijuana packaging must feature the new universal symbol on the front. Medical and retail marijuana will have similar, but different symbols.
Packaging must include the following statement directly below the symbol: “Contains Marijuana. Keep out of the reach of children.”
Marijuana infused product manufacturers must comply with the new universal symbol rules by Oct. 1. By Dec. 1, retail stores and medical centers may only sell marijuana marked with the universal symbol.
• Retail marijuana specific universal symbol rules:
— Every single standardized serving (a serving consists of 10 mg of THC) of an edible retail marijuana product must be individually marked, stamped or imprinted with the new universal symbol.
— When impractical to mark an edible retail marijuana product with the universal symbol, as in the case of bulk goods and powders, these products must be packaged in a single serving, child-resistant container.
— In an edible retail marijuana product that contains multiple servings, each single standardized serving must be marked, stamped or imprinted with the universal symbol.
• Medical marijuana specific universal symbol rules:
— Edible medical marijuana infused products must be marked, stamped or imprinted with the universal symbol.
— Medical marijuana infused product manufacturers may choose to determine standard portions. Each portion must be marked, stamped or imprinted with the universal symbol.
• The words “candy” or “candies” cannot appear on marijuana or marijuana packaging,
unless part of the marijuana establishment’s name.
• Each container of medical and retail marijuana must be labeled with necessary and
relevant information for consumers, including a potency statement and a contaminant
testing statement. The information must be easily accessible to consumers, clear and
noticeable. Health and physical benefit claims cannot be included on labels.
Retail sales transaction changes effective Oct. 1:
As a result of House Bill 1261, recreational marijuana stores can sell up to an ounce of retail marijuana and its equivalent in concentrate or other product to residents and non-residents who are 21 years of age and older, according to state revenue department officials. Non-edible and non-psychoactive products, such as ointments and lotions, do not count toward the purchase limit.
• One ounce of retail marijuana flower shall be equivalent to eight grams of retail marijuana concentrate.
• One ounce of retail marijuana flower shall be equivalent to 80 10-milligram servings of THC in retail marijuana product.
Medical Universal Symbol (Black & White)
Medical Universal Symbol (Color)lrg-red_medicaluniversalsymbol_outline