What are the packaging and labelling requirements for a retail cannabis products in Ontario?

The packaging and labelling requirements for retail cannabis products in Ontario are governed by the Cannabis Control Act, 2017, and the Cannabis Act, 2018, as well as associated regulations. Here are some of the key requirements:

  1. Child-Resistant Packaging: All cannabis products must be packaged in child-resistant packaging that meets specified requirements. The packaging must be opaque or translucent, and not show the product inside.
  2. Product Name: The product name must be prominently displayed on the label, along with the class of cannabis, the brand name, and the weight or volume of the product.
  3. Health Warning Messages: Health warning messages must be prominently displayed on the label in both English and French. These messages warn of the potential health risks associated with cannabis use, and are similar to those found on cigarette packaging.
  4. THC and CBD Content: The THC and CBD content of the product must be clearly displayed on the label.
  5. Ingredients and Allergens: All ingredients in the product, as well as any known allergens, must be listed on the label.
  6. Production Date and Lot Number: The production date and lot number must be clearly indicated on the label to allow for product traceability.
  7. Storage Instructions: Storage instructions must be provided on the label, including recommendations for optimal temperature and humidity conditions.
  8. Licensed Producer Information: The label must include the name and contact information of the licensed producer responsible for the product.

It is important to note that these requirements may change over time, so it is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer or regulatory expert to ensure compliance with current regulations. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@falconlawyers.ca 1-877-892-7778.

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