WA cannabis regulators OK new deadline for packaging, labeling and design rules

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis board voted Wednesday to give marijuana retailers, cultivators and concentrates and infused product manufacturers until Jan. 1, 2020, to comply with all packaging, labeling and design rules that regulators approved last year.

 

The new regulations:

  • Require an additional universal symbol on packaging for all marijuana products.
  • Restrict all marijuana cultivators and concentrates and infused product manufacturers from making health and wellness claims on labels or in advertising.
  • Prohibit “brightly colored” marijuana-infused food and beverages; such products must be “dull in color.”
  • Designate approved shapes for edible products and approved background and accent colors for packaging and labeling of infused food and beverage products.

According to a letter the board sent to licensees this week, the board’s vote Wednesday means licensees will have the remainder of 2019 to sell out of existing inventory and update their packaging and labeling to meet the new requirements.

Also, all new packaging, labeling and product design rules will be enforced beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

2 comments on “WA cannabis regulators OK new deadline for packaging, labeling and design rules
  1. Diane Armstrong on

    This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. WTF are you trying to do turn Washington into UTAH??? Theres absolutely NOTHING wrong with the current packaging or colors or shapes. We’ve not had any issues regarding these things since legalization STOP TRYING TO DICTATE EVERY THING WE DO. LET US BE ADULTS FOR GOD SAKE. And you wonder why people are LEAVING. I can’t wait to leave Washington state.

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  2. kelly slater on

    are colors straight from nature too bright? would you have to make orange juice or mango juice an unnatural color? would you have to make cranberry juice an unnatural color?

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