Nevada’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) released a redesigned symbol that edibles producers are required to stamp or mold on every single-serving marijuana edible product by Jan. 1 of next year.
It is the second iteration of the symbol. It features the letters THC and an exclamation point inside a triangle.
The first – featuring an outline of Nevada, a cannabis flower and an exclamation point – was released in June. Edibles manufacturers roundly criticized the symbol, saying it would be difficult to scale for smaller products and that it violated basic principles of good design.
MED adjusted the design after meeting with edibles manufacturers and hearing their concerns.
According to the state’s regulations, on Jan. 1:
- Single-serving edible marijuana products and each individual serving containing no more than 10 milligrams of THC of a multiple-serving edible marijuana product must be stamped or molded with the symbol.
- Bulk goods, powders and products impractical to stamp or mold with the symbol must be packaged in a child-resistant container in individual servings containing no more than 10 milligrams of THC.
- An edible marijuana product in liquid form that is packaged as required will not need to be stamped or molded with the symbol.
It is unclear in the regulations whether product that does not meet the regulations must be destroyed Jan. 1 or whether retailers will be able to sell back inventory of noncompliant product.
Regarding enforcement, Steve Gilbert, a program manager for the Nevada Department of Taxation Marijuana Enforcement Division, wrote in an email statement to Marijuana Business Daily:
“Our goal is to help (the) industry meet the requirements of the law so that we do not need to face the question of destroying product. Given that the symbol has been released nearly five months before it needs to be on products, division inspectors will evaluate cases as the deadline approaches.”