Oklahoma Marijuana Packaging and Labeling Laws

Medical marijuana and medical cannabis products should be labeled and packaged according to this guide. Labels and packages should be properly designed so that consumers are informed and not misled. In this guide, this information is not legal advice; rather, all information is provided as general information only. It is possible the contents are subject to change.  PACKAGING & LABELS 

In order to maintain compliance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act (OMMPPA), 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., and Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:681. Business licensees shall not distribute, sell, or transfer medical marijuana and medical marijuana products inappropriately packaged or labeled. The OMMPPA or OAC 310:681 require dispensaries to return or refuse to accept any marijuana or cannabis products that are not labeled and packaged in accordance with the OMMPPA or OAC 310:681. 

  • Toys, cartoon characters, and similar images on labels, packages, and containers shall not be appealing to minors. The package design should limit children’s attraction to the medical marijuana product, and should only depict the producer’s business logo, name, and product image. 
  • False or misleading statements are not permitted on packages or labels. 
  • It shall not be the intended, packaging or labeling of the medical marijuana products that cause a patient uncertainty as to whether the products are trademarked. 
  • The packaging or labeling of any medical marijuana or medical marijuana product shall not violate national trademark laws. 
  • Labels and packaging may not falsely state that its products provide benefits to patients in terms of physical health or well-being.

REQUIRED INFORMATION:

  • Potency of THC
  • Potency of Terpenoid
  • Labeling with government warning should include the following: 
  • – “THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN TESTED FOR CONTAMINANTS.” 
  • – “WOMEN SHOULD NOT USE MARIJUANA OR MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS DURING PREGNANCY BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS.” 
  • – “KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.” 
  • The Oklahoma Uniform Symbol (or universal symbol) must be displayed clearly and in plain sight on all packages and individually packaged product units, including bulk packed products. Ideal size for the universal symbol is 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch (.06″ x .085″), and it should be red with black text as shown below.
Oklahoma Marijuana Packaging symbol weed cannabis

CHILD-RESISTANT PACKAGING

A child-resistant container must be used at the point of sale for the packaging of medical marijuana and medical marijuana products. Packaging that is child-resistant: 

  • 16 CFR 1700.15 (1995) and 16 CFR 1700.20 (1995) require that a child (5) years of age or under,  cannot open and that adults shouldn’t have any difficulty using it properly. 
  • Outer packaging materials should be opaque so that the product is not visible without opening.
  • Any product intended for more than one use or containing multiple servings should be able to be resealed to maintain its child-resistant effectiveness. 

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Informative displays should be legible and clear. 
  • The font should be at least 6-points and in English
  • The outer layer of packaging should include all required labeling. 
  • When a package is too small to include all the required information on the outside, an information panel may be used. 

The use of websites, QR codes, and other techniques that isolate the product information from the labeling cannot be considered acceptable. 

Companies like Brandmydispo CBD & Marijuana Packaging provide custom dispensary packaging while including your state laws and regulations on the packaging as well. Brandmydispo has printed bags, boxes, jars, tubes and more available for the consumer while offering child resistant and biodegradable options as well. 

Food Labeling and Packaging 

In addition to the requirements set forth above, food containing medical marijuana must include: 

  • Food/product name 
  • Business address and name
  • Lot code 
  • Batch number
  • Labeling with government warning should include the following: – “WOMEN SHOULD NOT USE MARIJUANA OR MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS DURING PREGNANCY BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS OR WHILE BREASTFEEDING.” 
  • List of ingredients 
  • List of cannabis ingredients 
  • Contents weight and net quantity 
  • Milligrams per unit of THC
  • Information on food allergens
  • Nutrition labeling (if required under 21 CFR § 101.9) (Nutrient content, health, qualified health and structure/ function claims must comply with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Labeling Guide) 
  • Labeling with government warning should include the following: – “FOR ACCIDENTAL INGESTION CALL 1-800-222-1222.”

CHILD-RESISTANT FOOD PACKAGING

A child-resistant container must be used at the point of sale for the packaging of medical marijuana and medical marijuana products. Packaging that is child-resistant: 

  • 16 CFR 1700.15 (1995) and 16 CFR 1700.20 (1995) require that a child (5) years of age or under,  cannot open and that adults shouldn’t have any difficulty using it properly. 
  • Outer packaging materials should be opaque so that the product is not visible without opening.
  • Any product intended for more than one use or containing multiple servings should be able to be resealed to maintain its child-resistant effectiveness. 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FOOD

  • Informative displays should be legible and clear. 
  • The font should be at least 6-points and in English
  • The outer layer of packaging should include all required labeling. 
  • When a package is too small to include all the required information on the outside, an information panel may be used. 

The use of websites, QR codes, and other techniques that isolate the product information from the labeling cannot be considered acceptable. 

Companies like Brandmydispo CBD & Marijuana Packaging provide custom dispensary packaging while including your state laws and regulations on the packaging as well. Brandmydispo has printed bags, boxes, jars, tubes and more available for the consumer while offering child resistant and biodegradable options as well. 

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