Medical Marijuana Labeling
Like any pharmaceutical, labeling of medical marijuana is strictly regulated. Knowing what’s needed to meet those requirements is complicated and evolving. ADI can help.
We recommend starting the process of identifying label needs 4 - 6 months ahead of when you need the label. Here are some of the things you’ll need to consider when planning your labeling requirements:
What form are you processing the cannabis into? This is important because the type of product (oil, tinctures, edibles, flower vaping etc.) have different packaging requirements which in turn dictates the type of labels you’ll need.
Is label application being done manually or by semi-automatic or automatic applicator? The method by which you are applying the labels matters. Orientation and configuration of the label might be different depending on your method of application.
What are your branding requirements? The label on your product represents your brand and of course you want it to be perfect! Labels branded with your color logo require artwork and plates and because of that, leadtimes can be a bit longer than for standard blank labels.
What are your primary and back-up data sources?
There are strict compliance regulations for labeling medical marijuana and requirements vary by the type of product you’re producing. Planning for how the data is pulled in to meet regulatory labeling requirements is crucial. And having a backup plan is always a good idea.
Label Design Software
ADI works with a number of companies that offer label design software. Two that we work with quite often are BarTender and NiceLabel. Both are designed to help create, print and manage labeling requirements, offering powerful, robust software for all your label needs.
It’s a lot to figure out, so let ADI help. With our knowledge of labeling hardware, software and label materials and our network of label convertors, we have all your label needs covered.