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What to Expect on an Edible Label


January 11, 2017

If you’ve ever picked up an edible product in Colorado, you may have been confused by what you saw. Just a few months ago, legislation was passed that requires all edibles to be labeled in a very specific way. Here’s what you should expect on the package of every edible product:

No mention of “candy”

As of October 2016, manufacturers and retailers are no longer allowed to label any edible product with the words “candy” or “candies.” This change was designed to prevent kids from mistakenly eating cannabis candy that appeared similar to traditional kids’ candies. If you step foot into the best dispensary in Denver, you may see a lot of products that look like edible candies, but none of them should say it. The only exception to this rule is if the manufacturer or retailer has the word “candy” in its name. In this case, it would be legal to include the word on the packaging, as long as it is not used to describe the product being sold.

Stamp of approval

Each edible product must now have a stamp displayed prominently on the packaging that makes it clear the product contains THC. The symbol you will see is a diamond shape with “THC” written inside the diamond. Not only is this stamp placed on the packaging of edible marijuana products, but also on the product itself. Learn more about how Colorado gives marijuana edibles a new look to avoid confusion.

Serving Size

The standard serving size of an edible product contains 10 mg of THC. When a product contains multiple servings, those who are unfamiliar with edibles may eat the entire edible without realizing they should have only eaten a small piece. The state of Colorado decided to put laws in place to prevent this from happening. Colorado has now made it mandatory for multi-serving products to be clearly labeled so the consumer knows how much to eat at once. To make this clear, each serving size of the product must be marked with the new THC symbol. For example, imagine unwrapping an edible candy bar. If each breakable piece of the candy bar is one serving, each of these pieces should have a THC stamp to let the consumer know how much they should eat at once.

Child-resistant containers

The state of Colorado requires manufacturers to stamp the product and packaging with the THC label, however there are some exceptions to every rule. If the product cannot be stamped with the label, for example, if it is a powder or liquid drink, then only the packaging must be stamped. These products must only be sold in single-serving sizes, so consumers do not accidentally eat more than one serving, and they must also be sold in child-resistant packaging.

For more information on edibles and other cannabis-infused products, come by Altitude Dispensary, the best dispensary in Denver, where our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!
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