October 1st, 2016
The day Colorado Cannabis Industry folks have been preparing for!
The new Colorado adult use cannabis sales equivalencies went live on Saturday, October 1st. Check out our free webinar, which includes a downloadable cheat sheet to help with that zany math.
Colorado has enacted new public safety initiatives as well. Now Colorado cannabis rules are as follows, according to the Marijuana Enforcement Division:
All new medical and retail marijuana packaging must feature
the new universal symbol on the front.
Medical and retail marijuana will have similar symbols, add the “M” to designate medical cannabis.
Marijuana infused product manufacturers (MIPs) must comply with the new universal symbol rules by Oct. 1.
By Dec. 1, retail stores and medical centers may only sell marijuana marked with the universal symbol.
- Retail marijuana specific universal symbol rules:
— Every single standardized serving (a serving consists of 10 mg of THC) of an edible retail marijuana product must be individually marked, stamped or imprinted with the new universal symbol.
— When impractical to mark an edible retail marijuana product with the universal symbol, as in the case of bulk goods and powders, these products must be packaged in a single serving, child-resistant container.
— In an edible retail marijuana product that contains multiple servings, each single standardized serving must be marked, stamped or imprinted with the universal symbol.
- Medical marijuana specific universal symbol rules:
— Edible medical marijuana infused products must be marked, stamped or imprinted with the universal symbol.
— Medical marijuana infused product manufacturers may choose to determine standard portions. Each portion must be marked, stamped or imprinted with the universal symbol.
Other important marijuana packaging rules went into effect Oct. 1:
- The words “candy” or “candies” cannot appear on marijuana or marijuana packaging, unless part of the marijuana establishment’s name.
- Each container of medical and retail marijuana must be labeled with necessary and relevant information for consumers, including a potency statement and a contaminant testing statement. The information must be easily accessible to consumers, clear and noticeable. Health and physical benefit claims cannot be included on labels.
Retail sales transaction changes effective Oct. 1:
As a result of House Bill 1261, recreational marijuana stores can sell up to an ounce of retail marijuana and its equivalent in concentrate or other product to residents and non-residents who are 21 years of age and older, according to state revenue department officials. Non-edible and non-psychoactive products, such as ointments and lotions, do not count toward the purchase limit.
- 1 oz. of retail marijuana flower = 8 grams of retail marijuana concentrate.
- 1 oz. of retail marijuana flower = 80 x10-milligram servings of THC in retail marijuana product.
If this math conversion sounds complicated, check out our fun and free webinar to make things a little easier!