Michigan State Releases Official Symbol To Label Medical Marijuana Products

Michigan State in the United States has released official symbol for labeling medical marijuana products sold out throughout the state requiring detailed labeling. The symbol was released by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

It is in the form of an inverted green triangle carrying an image of the green leaf of marijuana in the middle of the symbol with words “CONTAINS THC” placed just above it. THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol and is a part of the symbol as it is an active psychoactive ingredient of marijuana. According to reports, the symbol will be placed on the products that are sold under the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act that was approved in 2016 by lawmakers.

Under the law, the state of Michigan will soon provide a license to marijuana growers, transporters, processors, testers and provisioning centers and all the businesses that sell medical cannabis to customers. The process of accepting an application to grant a license for businesses was started by Michigan State in December 2017.

Other Important Regulations In Addition To Symbol

Businesses involving the selling of medical marijuana or transferring it to a provisioning center should ensure that the packaging is sealed properly and contains a label containing:

  • The licensee name and number of license of the producer and/or the packager
  • The source or tag number as given by the statewide monitoring system
  • The unique identification number for the package or the harvest, if applicable

The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs also released the exact details of labeling for medical marijuana products businesses should follow under the “Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act” of Michigan. The exact details required include the date of harvest, the concentration of THC and other needful identifying information.

The label should also include activation time that is expressed in word or through pictogram. Voters of Michigan first approved the use of marijuana in 2008 for some chronic medical conditions followed by approval of new regulations in 2016.