Colorado’s New Edible Packaging Laws

There has been a lot buzz about the new rules now in effect in Colorado. These new rules and regulations are a quite detailed and restrict the potency of an edible to be sold in the state.
As most customers know it is a bit difficult to gauge the potency of a new found edible or tincture. Even then those with labels of a specific THC content still varied in strength. So for many edibles are and have been a ‘take with caution’ kind of thing. If it’s the first time trying a brand of treat make sure to take it slow or make sure you’re prepared for the possibility of not functioning in about an hour.

The new laws are basically this. No packaging can have a fun cartoon label that may appeal to children or even the less mature young adult age group under 21. They have set the standard serving size for retail marijuana edibles to be 10 MG of THC with the max of any edible package being 100 MG THC. Additionally, edibles that contain 100 MG THC have to have each serving noted with 10 MG THC and easily separated from the rest of the item. This is to help any and all individuals weather new or old to edibles discern how much THC they are ingesting. They are also requiring each batch of product to get tested for THC content. Product that is closer to the maximum amount of THC is required to undergo more extensive testing then products that are lower in THC content.

A good amount of the rules for labeling seem pretty no brainer like having the weight of the item, batch number, production and expiration date, and the ingredients listed. Also required to be listed are the non-organic pesticides used to produce the product, as well any solvents and chemicals used to create the concentrates for the product.

According to the State Website these statements are required to be printed on each label-
“This product was produced without regulatory oversight for health, safety, or efficacy.
“The intoxicating effects of this product may be delayed by two or more hours.”
“There may be additional health risks associated with the consumption of this product for
women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning on becoming pregnant.”
“Do not drive a motor vehicle or operate heavy machinery while using marijuana.”
“This product is infused with marijuana.”
“There may be health risks associated with the consumption of this product.”

These statements cannot be smaller than 1/4th of an inch.
The actual package the edible is in has to be childproof and if it’s more than 10 MG THC it must be childproof and reseal able.

So what does this mean for Medical marijuana patients? Well, lucky for them the state still allows them to get up to 400 MG of THC per edible.

Links-
http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/768/documents/Marijuan%20Packaging.pdf
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/14-10_IndustryBulletin-Attachments.pdf

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