Cannabis Law: Labeling and Tracking in Mississippi
On April 16, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Health filed the proposed regulations for labeling and tracking of Mississippi medical marijuana. These proposed regulations will lend guidance to Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers, or dispensaries, about how to be in compliance with labeling and tracking requirements.
There are several important takeaways from the proposed regulations.
1. Medical marijuana packaging must not be attractive to minors in any way (i.e. candy, food, etc.) and must contain warnings.
The packaging must contain the warnings: “Keep out of reach of children” and “Women should not use marijuana or medical marijuana products during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects.” Finally, the label cannot contain any type of reference to a state, county or municipality to avoid confusion or the appearance of an endorsement.
2. The proposed regulations have specific requirements regarding “retail-ready” products.
The regulations state that the label for these products must include things like an ingredients list, batch number, total CBD/THC, and name and license number of the grower or manufacturer.
3. There are specific labeling requirements for products sold or transferred between cultivators, growers and manufacturers.
The labels must contain:
- The name and license number of the cultivator, grower or manufacturer
- Batch number
- Date of harvest or production
- A unique identifier for the seed-to-sale system
4. Package warnings must be visible at the point of sale.
The warnings are:
- WARNING: For Medical use ONLY. Store in a securely locked location away from children.
- WARNING: Not for resale. For MEDICAL USE by REGISTERED PATIENTS only.
- WARNING: Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of marijuana.
- WARNING: Marijuana should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
5. The electronic inventory system should be able to document the medical marijuana for its entire lifespan (seed-to-sale).
Both immature and mature plants must be tagged with specific information to consistently track the plants.
Recommended Packaging Notice
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
WOMEN SHOULD NOT USE MARIJUANA OR MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS DURING PREGNANCY BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS.
ILLEGAL ON FEDERAL LEVEL
FOR MEDICAL USE ONLY. STORE IN LOCKED LOCATION AWAY FROM CHILDREN.
Example of Packaging (Vermont)
For more information on medical marijuana labeling and tracking, click here.