1 Colo. Code Regs. § 212-3-3-1020

Current through Register Vol. 45, No. 21, November 10, 2022
Section 1 CCR 212-3-3-1020 - [Effective 12/1/2022] Packaging and Labeling: Requirements for Transfers to a Consumer at a Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Business
A.Applicability. This Rule establishes minimum requirements for packaging and labeling Retail Marijuana Transferred to a consumer at a Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Business.
B.Packaging and Labeling Exemptions and Minimum Requirements. A Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Business may Transfer Retail Marijuana to a consumer without packaging and labeling under the following conditions:
1. The consumer intends to consume the Retail Marijuana on the Licensed Premises of the Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Business;
2. At the time of Transfer to a consumer, the Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Business provides the consumer with a written statement of the potency of the Retail Marijuana's active THC and CBD, which shall be expressed as a percentage for Retail Marijuana and Retail Marijuana Concentrate, and expressed in milligrams for Retail Marijuana Product. If CBD is not detected in the Retail Marijuana, then active CBD potency is not required;
3. The Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Business maintains within the Restricted Access Area of the Licensed Premises-and makes available to the consumer upon request-written or electronic documentation reflecting all relevant information required in Rules 3-1010 and 3-1015; and
4. For Multiple-Serving Edible Retail Marijuana Product or Multiple-Serving Liquid Edible Retail Marijuana Product, the Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Business shall at the time of Transfer to the consumer provide a measurement device necessary for the consumer to achieve accurate measurements of each serving in increments equal to or less than 10 milligrams of active THC per serving.
C.Packaging and Labeling Required Before Retail Marijuana is Removed from the Licensed Premises. Prior to a consumer removing any unconsumed Retail Marijuana from the Licensed Premises, the Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Business shall:
1. Provide the consumer with written or electronic documentation reflecting all relevant information required in Rules 3-1010 and 3-1015; and
2. Place the unconsumed Retail Marijuana into a Child-Resistant Container, or if the Container is not Child-Resistant, a Child-Resistant Exit Package. The Container must be affixed with a label that includes at least the following:
i.Universal Symbol. The Universal Symbol on the Container, no smaller than ½ inch by ½ inch, with the following statement directly below the Universal Symbol: "Contains Marijuana. Keep away from children."; and
ii.Required Potency Statement. A written statement of the potency of the Retail Marijuana's total THC and CBD expressed as a percentage. A written statement of the potency of the Retail Marijuana Product's active THC and CBD expressed in milligrams. If the potency of the Regulated Marijuana Product's active THC or CBD is less than 1 milligram, the potency may be expressed as "<1 mg." If CBD is not detected in the Retail Marijuana, then active CBD potency is not required.
iii. For Multiple-Serving Edible Retail Marijuana Product or Multiple-Serving Liquid Edible Retail Marijuana Product, the Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Business shall provide a measurement device necessary for the consumer to achieve accurate measurements of each serving in increments equal to or less than 10 milligrams of active THC per serving.
D.Additional Packaging and Labeling Requirements for Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Businesses.
1.Font Size. Required labeling text on the Container must be no smaller than 1/16 of an inch.
2.Labels Shall Not Be Designed to Appeal to Children. A Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Business shall not place any content on a Container that reasonably appears to target individuals under the age of 21, including but not limited to, cartoon characters or similar images.
3.False or Misleading Statements. Label(s) on a Container shall not include any false or misleading statements.
4.Trademark Infringement Prohibited. No Container shall be intentionally or knowingly labeled so as to cause a reasonable consumer confusion as to whether the Retail Marijuana is a trademarked product or labeled in a manner that violates any federal trademark law or regulation.
5.Health and Benefit Claims. The label(s) on the Container shall not make any claims regarding health or physical benefits to the consumer.
6.Use of English Language. Labeling text on the Container must be clearly written or printed and in the English language. In addition to the required English label, Licensees may include an additional, accurate foreign language translation on the label that otherwise complies with these rules.
7.Unobstructed and Conspicuous. Labeling text on the Container must be unobstructed and conspicuous. A Licensee may affix multiple labels to the Container, provided that none of the information required by these rules is obstructed. For example and not by means of limitation, labels may be accordion, expandable, extendable or layered to permit labeling of small Containers.
8.Use of the Word "Candy" and/or "Candies" Prohibited. Licensees shall not use the word(s) "candy" and/or "candies" on the label of any Container.
9.Child Resistant Certificate(s). A Licensee shall maintain a copy of the certificate showing that each Child-Resistant Container into which the Licensee places Retail Marijuana is Child-Resistant and complies with the requirements of 16 C.F.R. 1700.15 (1995) and 16 C.F.R. 1700.20 (1995) in accordance with the requirements of Rule 3-905(A). Note that this Rule does not include any later amendments or editions to the Code of Federal Regulations. The Division has maintained a copy of 16 C.F.R. 1700.15 (1995) and 16 C.F.R. 1700.20 (1995), which is available to the public for inspection and copying during the Division's regular business hours.

1 CCR 212-3-3-1020

42 CR 23, December 10, 2019, effective 1/1/2020
43 CR 21, November 10, 2020, effective 1/1/2021
44 CR 23, December 10, 2021, effective 1/1/2022
45 CR 21, November 10, 2022, effective 12/1/2022

Basis and Purpose - 3-1020

The statutory authority for this rule includes but is not limited to 44-10-202(1)(a), 44-10-202(1)(c), 44-10-202(6), 44-10-203(2)(ff), 44-10-305(2)(b), 44-10-609, and 44-10-610, C.R.S. The purpose of this rule is to define minimum packaging and labeling requirements for Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Businesses.