- Posted by Erica Treeby
- On January 19, 2017
- adult use of marijuana, AUMA, California, cannabis, cannabis law, Cannabis License, Cannabis Permit, cannabis products, dispensary, edibles, labeling, manufacturing, packaging, Proposition 64, recreational marijuana, regulations, safety
Proposition 64, commonly referred to as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” or “AUMA,” established packaging and labeling standards for recreational marijuana and marijuana products. The mandatory labeling requirements apply to all licensed manufacturers and microbusinesses, as well as to those with a nonprofit license issued under Bus. & Prof. Code § 26070.5. While the full text of the guidelines can be found at Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 26120, a summary of the AUMA’s key labeling and packaging provisions are outlined below.
Child Resistant Packaging
Prior to delivery or sale at a retailer, marijuana and marijuana products shall be labeled and placed in a resealable, child resistant package. Packages and labels shall not be made to be attractive to children.
Labeling for Marijuana
“GOVERNMENT WARNING: THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS MARIJUANA, A SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS. MARIJUANA MAY ONLY BE POSSESSED OR CONSUMED BY PERSONS 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER UNLESS THE PERSON IS A QUALIFIED PATIENT MARIJUANA USE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING MAY BE HARMFUL. CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE AND OPERATE MACHINERY PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION”
Labeling for Marijuana Products
“GOVERNMENT WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS MARIJUANA, A SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS. MARIJUANA PRODUCTS MAY ONLY BE POSSESSED OR CONSUMED BY PERSONS 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER UNLESS THE PERSON IS A QUALIFIED PATIENT THE INTOXICATING EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA PRODUCTS MAY BE DELAYED UP TO TWO HOURS. MARIJUANA USE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING MAY BE HARMFUL. CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA PRODUCTS IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE AND OPERATE MACHINERY
PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION”
For packages containing only dried flower, the net weight of marijuana in the package.
Identification of the source and date of cultivation, the type of marijuana or marijuana product and the date of manufacturing and packaging.
Appellation of Origin (if any)
For further reading on the Mendocino Appellations Project see: Cannabis Appellations Project – Branding Mendocino Crops.
List of pharmacologically active ingredients For marijuana products, a list of all ingredients and disclosure of nutritional information
A list of any solvents, nonorganic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers that were used in the cultivation, production, and manufacture of such marijuana or marijuana product.
A warning if nuts or other known allergens are used.
Information associated with the unique identifier issued by the Department of Food and Agriculture.
We invite you to contact CannaBusinessLaw for expert assistance in compliance with cannabis licensing, permitting and the application process relating to commercial cannabis in California.