Marijuana warning symbol requirement.
The following requirements are in addition to the packaging and labeling requirements provided in WAC 314-55-105
(1) Marijuana-infused products meant to be eaten or swallowed sold at retail must be labeled on the principal display panel or front of the product package with the "not for kids" warning symbol created and made available in digital form to licensees without cost by the Washington poison center (WPC). The warning symbol may be found on the WPC's web site.
(a) The warning symbol must be of a size so as to be legible, readily visible by the consumer, and effective to alert consumers and children that the product is not for kids, but must not be smaller than three-quarters of an inch in height by one-half of an inch in width; and
(b) The warning symbol must not be altered or cropped in any way other than to adjust the sizing for placement on the principal display panel or front of the product package, except that a licensee must use a black border around the edges of the white background of the warning symbol image when the label or packaging is also white to ensure visibility of the warning symbol.
(2) Licensees may download the digital warning symbol from the WPC and print stickers, or purchase and use a sticker made available by the WPC, in lieu of incorporating the warning symbol on its label or packaging as required under subsection (1) of this section. If a licensee elects to use a warning symbol sticker, the sticker:
(a) Must meet all requirements of subsection (1) of this section; and
(b) Must not cover or obscure in any way labeling or information required on marijuana products by WAC 314-55-105
(3) For the purposes of this section, "principal display panel" means the portion(s) of the surface of the immediate container, or of any outer container or wrapping, which bear(s) the labeling designed to be most prominently displayed, shown, presented, or examined under conditions of retail sale. "Immediate container" means the external container holding the marijuana product.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.342
. WSR 16-23-089, § 314-55-106, filed 11/16/16, effective 2/14/17.]