In the past several years, a few states have passed new laws in regards to medical marijuana being a choice for people in their states looking for alternative medicine.
Regardless of what anyone might think of the cannabis industry, marijuana is making progress at becoming legal and is on the verge of becoming a mainstream industry, both for medical and for personal use.
It’s important to note that even within this niche of the pharmaceutical industry, your packaging and coding is just as crucial as it is with other medications. Proper cannabis labeling and packaging is an important component to staying in compliance with state guidelines. Cannabis companies must ensure that their packages are tamper-proof, child-proof, and within accordance of their local laws.
Most states require date and lot coding (as well as other information in many cases) to be printed on the packaging that is used for marijuana products, whether intended for personal or medical use.
For instance, the laws in Arizona differ from the laws in Colorado. As each state is regulating their own portion of the industry, and it cannot be shipped out of each individual state, keeping up on the regulations in your state is extremely important. As these regulations can change rapidly as the industry grows, staying on top of those changes, and adjusting your equipment to those specifications, will keep your packaging running smoothly.
At Griffin Rutgers, we offer specific labeling and coding (marking) equipment that will help keep your operation running on target with each state in which you operate.
For instance, we offer thermal ink-jet industrial printers for in-house installation to ensure that your packaging is printed in accordance with your local laws. Having the thermal ink-jet within your operation, will not only cut down on errors, but, will also reduce turnaround time.
Also, as stated in the laws of Colorado: (not inclusive)
A producer shall label each marijuana product prior to sale to a dispensary and shall securely affix to the package a label that states in legible English:
- The name and address of the producer;
- The brand name of the marijuana product that was registered with the department;
- A unique serial number that will match the product with a producer batch and lot number so as to facilitate any warnings or recalls the department or producer deem appropriate;
- The date of final testing and packaging;
- The expiration date;
- The quantity of marijuana contained therein;
With the amount of information that needs to be on the labels in Colorado alone, one of our Print & Apply Labeling Systems may also be a good choice for your operation.
We are here to consult with your team and get your facility in 100% compliance with your states packaging regulations.