Starting In 2019, All Cannabis Products In Colorado Will Use Universal Packaging Symbol

The way that cannabis products are packaged and labeled has been both a concern for government officials and an irritant for the commercial pot industry, but now the State of Colorado believes it’s found a solution. Beginning in 2019, all cannabis packaging in this state must have a universal “THC” symbol on the label.

Previous packaging rules required that all retail pot products bear a single universal symbol. The new rules require that medical products carry the same “THC” symbol inside a red diamond, but now infused products must carry an additional symbol, too.

The labeling requirements were chosen after extensive stakeholder conversations in 2017, with the Colorado Department of Revenue and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment making the final decision.


“Whether it’s used on retail or medical marijuana products, the universal symbol helps both consumers and non-consumers easily identify that a product contains THC and avoid unintentional ingestion,” CDPHE Deputy Executive Director Karin McGowan says in a statement announcing the decision. “We’re confident that the integration of a single symbol will help streamline our public health message, which focuses on the importance of educating yourself, young people and out-of-town guests about what the symbol means.” [Read more at Westword]


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