Cannabis Information by State: Colorado
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In Colorado, the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) provides information about three types of licenses: employee, business owner, and regulated business license. Licenses are also broken down into two categories, medical marijuana licenses, and retail marijuana licenses. Applicants must ensure that their local authority allows medical or retail marijuana operations. The state will not issue a license for an applicant who is operating within a local jurisdiction that prohibits commercial cannabis activity. Learn more about licensing information.
Regulations and Compliance
The MED requires all licensees to use Metrc’s inventory tracking system to ensure that all cannabis and cannabis products are safely tracked and monitored prior to sale. Licensees who grow, process, or dispense medical or adult-use cannabis must use Metrc to report a list of the products they offer for distribution during each quarter. Because remaining compliant includes tracking and reporting everything down to the gram, automation is essential for saving time and cutting costs. Implementing an ERP system designed for the regulations and supply chain of the cannabis industry will help your business survive and thrive. Read more about the regulations and compliance.
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Packaging and Labeling
Colorado requires all packaging of medical or retail marijuana to include the universal symbol, which is an exclamation point and the letters THC within a triangle.
All products must include the symbol in red and white on the front of the container. It must be at lease ½” by ½” and include the warning “Contains Marijuana, keep away from children.”
Edibles must include the logo on at least one side of each standardized serving. The logo which must be at least ¼” by ¼” but does not need to be in color.
By law, cannabis companies must abide by all packaging and labelling laws. Here is just a few of the requirements for packaging:
- Must child-resistant prior to transfer to a medical or retail marijuana a store
- Must be labeled with the growing facility and manufacturing facility’s license numbers, the production batch number, the net content, and potency test results prior to transfer to any business other than a marijuana store
- Does not include any misleading health claims
- Includes an ingredient list and expiration date (for edible products)
- Includes any other information or warnings defined by the state of Colorado.
Learn more about packaging and label requirements.
Business and Advertising
Businesses must be aware of restrictions on advertising and marketing. At this time, several factors limit the marketing and advertising of cannabis products. Want to learn more about the advertisement of cannabis products?
*Disclaimer: Cannabis laws vary by state and are subject to frequent changes. This article is intended to provide general information and is not a substitute for legal counsel or binding business advice. Please consider consulting a Colorado lawyer for more information.
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