Packaging Company Warns California Cannabis Industry Regarding Laws

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Packaging Company Warns California Cannabis Industry Regarding Laws

Packaging Company Warns California Cannabis Industry Regarding Laws

A recent press release issued by Acorn Paper Cannabis Packaging warns those in the cannabis industry in California that it's possible some in the industry could be hit with heavy fines for breaking new laws they may not fully comprehend. 

 
Marijuana for recreational use only became legal in California on January 1st of this year.  Because it is an industry that's still in its infancy, laws and regulations will likely change making it imperative those in the industry understand how regulations may impact their packaging and labeling strategy.  
 
According to Acorn Paper Cannabis Packaging Product Category Manager Brad Davis, the regulations have already been effectively changed under Proposition 65.  The proposition is not specified within the guidelines of the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), however Prop 65 requires that all products made in California containing chemicals above safe harbor levels include this information on warning labels - including cannabis products.  
 
For all of those in the cannabis supply chain it can be like navigating a minefield to stay in compliance with what will likely be many changes in regulations, however Acorn Paper Cannabis Packaging provides a simple solution, according to the release.  Davis says the company helps those in the cannabis industry navigate the maze.  For example, in instances where California requires childproof bags for customer walkout, the company supplies "in stock" exit bags with 24-hour delivery.
 
As the industry matures there is likely to be many more changes to regulations; as of August 30th of this year Prop. 65 regulations go in force, meaning every affected product must be labeled clearly other than those manufactured prior to that date.  Failing to properly label cannabis products could result in enormous fines or sanctions.
 
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