Requirements and regulations for packaging cannabis productsUnlike our neighbours to the south, where products in states that have legalized cannabis can feature all sorts of eye-catching designs, Canada has implemented very strict regulations when it comes to packaging. The government, more specifically Health Canada, requires that the packaging on cannabis products be clear-cut, neutral, and accurate. Furthermore, labels must be printed in both English and French. Finally, certain elements and information must be visible on the packaging.
What needs to be featured on packages of cannabis products?
- Standardized Canadian cannabis symbol
- Brand name or logo
- Excise stamp depending on the province or territory
- Label with the quantity of THC and CBD upon purchase and once activated
- Label with the health warning on a yellow background
- Label with additional information: type of cannabis, weight, storage conditions, company contact information, etc.
- If edible, label with the nutrition facts
- Labels with the list of ingredients
- Optional information: expiry date, additional precautions, etc.
Printing and applying labels on cannabis productsNow that you’re aware of the regulations pertaining to labelling your cannabis-derived products, you need to find out how to obtain these labels. That’s where we come in. IMS will provide you with the solutions tailored to the size of your company, your production capacity, and your budget.
Newly formed businesses with small print runsHave you just launched your start-up and don’t know how much demand you’ll have to meet? Is your production capacity limited? Is your budget on the small side? Solution: IMS will obtain the materials so you can print and apply your labels in your own facilities. Our team will provide blank labels along with the printer, colour ink cartridges, and labelling software. You’ll be able to manage every step of your labelling project in line with your budget. Ask for a quote today.
Expanding companies with medium print runs
Is your company a few years old and experiencing rapid growth? Do you need to adapt your labelling capacities to meet an increased demand?
Solution: IMS will provide part of the material you need: pre-filled labels with the required information (official labels specifically designed for cannabis products), thermal printer, ink ribbons, and labelling software. You’ll only need to print variable data (logo, ingredients, weight…) on a standardized label and apply it to your product. Ask for a quote today.