How to Stay Compliant with Vermont’s Child-Resistant Marijuana Packaging Rules
Recreational use of marijuana was legalized in the state of Vermont in 2018, following similar measures to do the same for medical marijuana in 2004.
While the bill passed by Vermont’s legislature lacked details on regulating sales and taxation of legal marijuana, regulations on the labeling and packaging of medical and recreational cannabis were established.
In terms of packaging, Vermont refers back to 7 V.S.A. § 1012 - a law originally designed to regulate tobacco vape products - to define “child-resistant packaging” as:
"Child-resistant packaging" means packaging that is designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open or obtain a toxic or harmful amount of the substance in the container within a reasonable time and not difficult for normal adults to use properly, but does not mean packaging that all children under five years of age cannot open or obtain a toxic or harmful amount of the substance in the container within a reasonable time.
A broader, overall provision on packaging of marijuana products sets forth a set of basic rules determining that labels must:
- Identify the particular strain of marijuana. Cannabis strains shall be either pure breeds or hybrid varieties of cannabis and shall reflect properties of the plant.
- Identify the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol in each single dose marijuana-infused edible or potable product.
- Contain a statement to the effect that the State of Vermont does not attest to the medicinal value of cannabis.
Should you require more specific details, the overall Vermont statue on Therapeutic Use of Cannabis is available at https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/18/086/04474e for your perusal.
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