After months of back and forth with cannabis-infused products manufacturers and MJ trade institutions, the Washington state Liquor and Cannabis Board approved new packaging, labeling and product layout regulations for edibles.
- Designate approved colors and contours for edible goods.
- Specify approved font, background and accent colours to get edible packaging and tagging.
- Provide recommendations for business logos, product photographs and transparent windows on edible packaging.
Here is the board’s most up-to-date effort to get rid of edibles packaging or products which may attract kids.
In October, authorities ordered local edibles manufacturers to stop production of cannabis-infused gummies and hard candies, warning that they could interest kids.
Then — after fierce industry opposition — that the plank reversed route and enabled producers to keep on producing these products until authorities may listen to input from a business coalition.
The procedure for creating the brand new packaging, labeling, and product layout principles was completed”in consultation and assessed with the significant business groups,” board spokesman Brian Smith wrote in an email to Marijuana Business Daily.
The board staff is recommending that infused merchandise manufacturers have until Jan. 1, 2020, to be compliant with all the new principles,” Smith explained.
If the recommendation is accepted by the board, then retailers could have until that date to market from current merchandise, he mentioned.
The board is expected to hear that petition in a Jan. 9, 2019, assembly.
The condition is in the process of upgrading its site with tagging and packaging tools and will be hosting a webinar Dec. 18 for infused product makers to find out more about the rules.