§40403. General Provisions.
(a) Any information required to be listed on a label shall be written in English.
(b) A label shall be unobstructed and conspicuous so that it can be read by the consumer.
(c) All required label information shall be located on the outside container or wrapper of the finished product to be sold at a retailer.
Authority: Sections 26012; 26013; and 26130, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 26120, Business and Professions Code.
§40405. Primary Panel Labeling Requirements: All Products.
(a) The label for a cannabis product shall include a primary panel that includes the following information in a type size no less than 6 point font and in relation to the size of the primary panel and container:
(1) The identity of the product in a text size reasonably related to the most prominent printed matter on the panel;
(2) The universal symbol as prescribed in Section 40412;
(3) The net weight or volume of the contents of the package;
(4) The THC content and CBD content for the package in its entirety expressed in milligrams per package.
(b) Nothing in this section prohibits the inclusion of additional information on the primary panel. The content of other cannabinoids or terpenes may be included if such information is verified by the certificate of analysis issued by a licensed testing laboratory.
Authority: Sections 26012; 26013; and 26130, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 26120, Business and Professions Code. §40406.
Additional Primary Panel Labeling Requirements: Edible Products. In addition to the requirements of Section 40405, the primary panel of an edible cannabis product shall include the following information:
(a) The words “cannabis-infused” immediately above the identity of the product in bold type and a text size larger than the text size used for the identity of the product.
(b) The THC content and CBD content per serving expressed in milligrams per serving.
Authority: Sections 26012; 26013; 26120; and 26130, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 26120, Business and Professions Code.
§40408. Informational Panel Labeling Requirements.
(a) The label for a cannabis product shall include an informational panel that includes the following:
(1) The licensed manufacturer and its contact number or website address;
(2) The date of the cannabis product’s manufacture and packaging;
(3) The following statement in bold print: “GOVERNMENT WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS CANNABIS, A SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS. CANNABIS PRODUCTS MAY ONLY BE POSSESSED OR CONSUMED BY PERSONS 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER UNLESS THE PERSON IS A QUALIFIED PATIENT. THE INTOXICATING EFFECTS OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS MAY BE DELAYED UP TO TWO HOURS. CANNABIS USE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING MAY BE HARMFUL. CONSUMPTION OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE AND OPERATE MACHINERY. PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION.”
(4) If the cannabis product is intended for sale in the medicinal-use market, the statement “FOR MEDICAL USE ONLY;”
(5) A list of all product ingredients in descending order of predominance by weight or volume;
(6) If the edible cannabis product contains an ingredient, flavoring, coloring, or an incidental additive that bears or contains a major food allergen, the word “contains,” followed by a list of the applicable major food allergens;
(7) If an edible cannabis product, the names of any artificial food colorings contained in the product;
(8) If an edible cannabis product, the amount, in grams, of sodium, sugar, carbohydrates, and total fat per serving;
(9) Instructions for use, such as the method of consumption or application, and any preparation necessary prior to use;
(10) The product expiration date, “use by” date, or “best by” date, if any; and
(11) The UID and, if used, the batch number.
(b) The informational panel text shall be in a text size of no less than 6 point font and in relation to the size of the primary panel and container unless there is the insufficient area on the container available to print all the required information in a text size of no less than 6 point font. In such a case, the label shall include the warning statements required by paragraph (3) in a text size of no less than 6 point font, and the product shall be accompanied by a supplemental labeling that includes all of the information required by this section. The text of the supplemental labeling shall be no less than 8 point font.
Authority: Sections 26012; 26013; and 26130, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26120; and 26121, Business and Professions Code.
§40410. Labeling Restrictions. The label shall not contain any of the following:
(a) Claims that the cannabis product was produced from cannabis grown in a California county when the cannabis was not grown there.
(b) The name of a California county unless the cannabis used in the product was grown there.
(c) Content that is or designed to be attractive to individuals under the age of 21, including but not limited to:
(2) Any likeness to images, characters, or phrases that are popularly used to advertise to children;
(3) Any imitation of candy packaging or labeling; or
(4) The terms “candy” or “candies.”
(d) Any information that is false or misleading.
(e) Any health-related statement that is untrue or misleading. Any health-related statement must be supported by the totality of publicly available scientific evidence (including evidence from well-designed studies conducted in a manner which is consistent with generally recognized scientific procedures and principles), and for which there is significant scientific agreement, among experts qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate such claims.
Authority: Sections 26012; 26013; and 26130, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26062.5; 26120; 26121; and 26154, Business and Professions Code.
§40411. Statement of Characteristic Anticipated Effects.
A cannabis product may include information on the characteristic anticipated effects of the cannabis product if the manufacturer has substantiation that the information is truthful and not misleading. Such information may be located on the informational panel of the label or as an insert included in the product package.
For purposes of this section, “characteristic anticipated effect” includes any physiological effect (a temporary effect on the body related to the consumption of cannabis) that is common to or expected from the particular cannabis strain, but excludes any claim of health benefits (i.e. claims of therapeutic action as a result of the consumption of cannabis)
Authority: Sections 26012; 26013, and 26130, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26120; and 26130, Business and Professions Code.
§40412. Universal Symbol.
The primary panel of a cannabis product shall be marked, stamped, or otherwise imprinted with the universal symbol.
(a) The symbol shall replicate the following in form and shall be black in color:
(b) The symbol shall be no smaller in size than half (.5) inch by half (.5) inch and shall be printed legibly and conspicuously. For packaging that is dark in color, the symbol may be made conspicuous by printing the symbol on or outlining the symbol with, a contrasting color.