The CBD industry is booming in the United States, and as CBD products become legalized, the growth will continue globally. As a result, there’s no better time to start a CBD company with excellent products.
However, you must consider the CBD label requirements if you’re looking to sell CBD products.
The growth of CBD has created new restrictions—including detailed label requirements. Failure to comply with these regulations can cause lawsuits against CBD companies, which can be very costly. There’s also a good chance CBD label requirements will change–and most likely increase and become more strict–in the coming years as more people consume CBD.
So in this article, the digital label printing experts at United Label are going to go over a few items that you must have on your CBD label.
The Top CBD Label Requirements
You must detail your product, what it does, and the strain. You must include this on your Product Display Panel (PDP). You must list this information at least once on your CBD label, but putting it in various places is excellent for the customer.
Net Quantity of Contents
After labeling your product identification, you could move along to the net quantity of contents. Therefore, list the amount of product and the amount of THC/CBD. You must also measure this by weight or volume, depending on the substance. You must place the contents on the lower 30% of the PDP of the outer packaging and the inner container.
A Full Ingredient List
You must list all the ingredients inside the product and the number of strains included. If you don’t have any outer packaging, you must include a complete ingredient list and the number of strains on the primary packaging or container holding the substances.
Your Business Name and Location
Finally, you must list the business name and the location. If applicable, you must list the packer and distributor. Place your business name on the inner and outer packaging. In addition, we recommend you list your phone number because it looks professional (although it’s not a requirement).
What You May Include on Your CBD Labels (If You Want To)
Although the barcode/QR code isn’t legal in all states, it may become mandatory soon due to technological advances. In addition, including a QR code or scannable barcode can link a website, documents, and videos to help inform customers to track down product information, including:
- Ingredient list
- Product name
- Manufacturing date
- Expiration date
- Batch size
- Total quantity produced
Many consumers are still confused about the benefits of CBD. Although you can’t list the benefits on the packaging, you can discuss them more on your website if you list sources. A barcode can, therefore, help your customers understand more. (For more information about barcodes and QR codes, read our article here.)
An FDA Warning Statement
Not all states mandate the FDA warning statement, but it may become a regulation in the coming years. You could list a statement like this: “the FDA hasn’t evaluated this product for safety or efficacy.” For example, Colorado requires all CBD products to include an FDA warning statement.
It’s also a good idea to list the information that says the user may fail a drug test for digesting hemp, cannabis, or CBD. Many people worry about failing drug tests because of cannabis, and this information can help them.
You should clearly label any product information that surrounds usage or essential facts. You could include the expiration date, manufacturing date, and batch codes. You may even add full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate information on the label to help your customers understand the product.
What You Don’t Need To Include
Medical or Health Claims
You can’t make any medical or health claims on your CBD labels, despite all the promising research supporting the excellent health benefits of using CBD. Many states now legally demand any CBD products should be without these claims.
The FDA’s current stance says: “there are many unanswered questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing CBD.” As a result, federal law doesn’t recognize CBD as a substance that can treat diseases or act as a dietary supplement.
You can state that your product is organic or GMO-free (if applicable.) Other than this example, the FDA will crack down on CBD labels that make cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s claims.
Ensuring you have the correct requirements for your CBD products is essential. You’ll avoid legal fees and stress. You’ll also help reassure your customers that they’re using the best products.
Although there are many requirements, you can hire a digital label printing company such as United Label to create the best CBD labeling. They’ll ensure you meet legal requirements without ruining the design or quality of your packaging. Contact us today using the online quote form to the right, or by calling us directly at 973.589.6500.