Legalization is underway across the country, including Massachusetts, meaning that retail and medical dispensaries must stay diligent in remaining compliant.
Massachusetts commenced the legalization process in 2016, and its booming industry is thriving. However, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission remains diligent in cracking down on businesses that misuse Massachusetts weed labels.
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has rigid laws on what can and can't be on the packaging. Before getting into the specifications of Massachusetts dispensary labels, it's essential to go through some crucial elements of MA's compliance laws. Cultivators are required to include the name and registration number and retail licensees' phone number and mailing address. Plus, there need to be detailed accounts of the cultivation -- a batch number, sequential number, and bar code to associate with the manufacturing. Additionally, the marijuana contents within the package must visibly state THC levels and weight.
As for Massachusetts marijuana labels, dispensaries must apply three different stickers to all cannabis packages. One of the labels must specifically have this disclaimer, capitalization included:
"This product has not been analyzed or approved by the FDA. There is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding may pose potential harm. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN."
Each package must also include a universal symbol identifying cannabis products. Similar to states like Oregon and Colorado, the Commission has approved the use of Massachusetts cannabis stickers featuring a triangle emblem with a marijuana leaf and "contains THC" written at the bottom.
On top of the use of child-resistant packaging, the Commission strictly enforces dispensaries to use other stickers that blatantly state that consumers must keep the cannabis contents out of reach from children. Packages must also include Massachusetts weed labels that read, "Not Safe For Kids."
The Commission keeps a close eye on all cannabis businesses to ensure that they take suitable measures towards staying compliant. Failure to abide by compliance laws can lead to hefty fines.
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