Colorado Approves ‘Use-By’ Date Labeling Requirement for Cannabis Products

Colorado Approves ‘Use-By’ Date Labeling Requirement for Cannabis Products

<![CDATA[The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) adopted a bevy of new rules for the state industry, most which became effective Dec. 1. (See below for a full list.) Two specific rules—granting the ability to redesignate medical cannabis for adult use and requiring use-by dates and storage conditions—won’t be implemented until 2023 and 2024. While enacted legislation led to the rules, the formal adoption comes after a summer and fall of “extensive” stakeholder engagement led by the division, which operates under the state’s Department of Revenue. “As in previous years, the MED tackled significant topics during this year’s rulemaking session. While much of the MED’s rulemaking is legislatively driven, we appreciate how the MED’s rulemaking design provides opportunities to hear from and collaborate with our diverse set of stakeholders,” MED Senior Director Dominique Mendiola said in a news release. “The significant contributions of our team and members of the public have been critical to informing both regulatory updates and improvements to existing rules and processes.” Under the adopted redesignation rule, which will be implemented Jan. 1, 2023, a medical cannabis cultivation facility may transfer medical cannabis to an adult-use cannabis cultivation facility or accelerator cultivator in order to change the product’s designation from medical cannabis or adult-use cannabis. The rule was directed from Senate Bill 22-178, which clarifies that the adult-use cultivation facility is required to pay any retail cannabis excise tax on that transferred cannabis. That rule comes on the heels of 2021 legislation allowing a licensee to change the designation of adult-use cannabis to medical cannabis under certain circumstances. Beginning Jan. 1, 2024, meanwhile, all regulated cannabis products in Colorado must be labeled with a use-by date and storage conditions before selling to a patient or adult who is 21 or older. “Licensees are encouraged to conduct shelf-stability testing…

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