Washington State Label Law

What are the labeling requirements for Cannabis products in Washington?
On June 18, 2016, Washington State Legislature enacted the following label requirements for all marijuana products affecting producers and retailers of flowers, edibles and concentrates.

PRODUCERS:

A marijuana producer must label each lot of marijuana with the following information:

  • (a) Lot number;
  • (b) UBI number of the producer; and
  • (c) Weight of the product.

 

PROCESSORS/RETAILERS:

Warnings

All marijuana and marijuana products when sold at retail must include accompanying material that is attached to the package or is given separately to the consumer containing the following warnings:

  • (a) "Warning: This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health";
  • (b) "There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product";
  • (c) "Should not be used by women that are pregnant or breast feeding";
  • (d) "For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of reach of children";
  • (e) "Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug";
  • (f) Statement that discloses all pesticides applied to the marijuana plants and growing medium during production and processing.

 

Identification

Labels affixed to the container or package containing marijuana or marijuana products sold at retail must include:

  • (a) The business or trade name and the sixteen digit Washington state unified business identifier number of the licensees that produced, processed and sold the marijuana or marijuana products. The marijuana retail licensee trade name and Washington state unified business identifier number may be in the form of a sticker placed on the label;
  • (b) Sixteen-digit inventory ID number assigned by the WSLCB's traceability system. This must be the same number that appears on the transport manifest;
  • (c) Net weight in ounces and grams or volume as appropriate;
  • (d) Statement that discloses all pesticides applied to the marijuana plants and growing medium during production of the base marijuana used to create the extract added to infused products; and
  • (e) If solvents were used, statement that discloses the type of extraction method, including any solvents, gases, or other chemicals or compounds used to produce or that are added to the extract.
  • (f) Warnings that state: "This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming";
  • (g) Statement that "This product may be unlawful outside of Washington state";
  • (h) The WSLCB may create a logo that must be placed on all usable marijuana and marijuana-infused products.

 

THC Concentration

Labels affixed to the container or package containing usable marijuana, or packaged marijuana mix sold at retail must include:

  • (a) Concentration of THC (total THC and activated THC-A) and CBD (total CBD and activated CBD-A);
  • (b) Date of harvest.

 

Edibles

Marijuana-infused products meant to be eaten or swallowed sold at retail must include:

  • (a) Date manufactured;
  • (b) Best by date;
  • (c) Serving size and the number of servings contained within the unit;
  • (d) Total milligrams of active THC, or Delta 9 and total milligrams of active CBD;
  • (e) List of all ingredients and major food allergens as defined in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004;
  • (f) "Caution: When eaten or swallowed, the intoxicating effects of this drug may be delayed by two or more hours."

 

Infusions

Infused extract for inhalation, or infused marijuana mix sold at retail must include:

  • (a) Date manufactured;
  • (b) Best by date;
  • (c) Concentration of THC (total Delta 9 and Delta 9 THC-A) and CBD (total CBD and activated CBD-A).

 

Topicals

Labels affixed to the container or package containing marijuana topicals sold at retail must include:

  • (a) Date manufactured;
  • (b) Best by date;
  • (c) Total milligrams of active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), or Delta 9 and total milligrams of active CBD.

 

What are the packaging requirements for Cannabis products in Washington?

Contamination

Any container or packaging containing usable marijuana, marijuana concentrates, or marijuana-infused products must protect the product from contamination and must not impart any toxic or deleterious substance to the usable marijuana, marijuana concentrates, or marijuana-infused product.

 

Child Resistance

Marijuana-infused products and marijuana concentrates meant to be eaten, swallowed, or inhaled, must be packaged in child resistant packaging in accordance with Title 16 C.F.R. 1700 of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act or use standards specified in this subsection. Marijuana-infused product in solid or liquid form may be packaged in plastic four mil or greater in thickness and be heat sealed with no easy-open tab, dimple, corner, or flap as to make it difficult for a child to open and as a tamperproof measure. Marijuana-infused product in liquid form may also be sealed using a metal crown cork style bottle cap.

Marijuana-infused solid edible products. If there is more than one serving in the package, each serving must be packaged individually in childproof packaging (see WAC 314-55-105(7)) and placed in the outer package.

 

Liquid Edibles

Marijuana-infused liquid edible products. If there is more than one serving in the package, a measuring device must be included in the package with the product. Hash marks on the bottle do not qualify as a measuring device. A measuring cap or dropper must be included in the package with the marijuana-infused liquid edible product.

 

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For more information about marijuana laws, please visit the Washington State Legislature homepage at: http://leg.wa.gov/.

 

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