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Florida State Governing Body Information


2018 Marijuana Packaging Laws Update


From Florida Senate Bill 8A

e. Package the marijuana in compliance with the United States Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970, 15 U.S.C. ss. 1471 et seq.

f. Package the marijuana in a receptacle that has a firmly affixed and legible label stating the following information:

(I) The marijuana or low-THC cannabis meets the requirements of sub-subparagraph d.

(II) The name of the medical marijuana treatment center from which the marijuana originates.

(III) The batch number and harvest number from which the marijuana originates and the date dispensed.

(IV) The name of the physician who issued the physician certification.

(V) The name of the patient.

(VI) The product name, if applicable, and dosage form, including concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol.  The product name may not contain wording commonly associated with products marketed by or to children.

(VII) The recommended dose.

(VIII) A warning that it is illegal to transfer medical marijuana to another person.

(IX) A marijuana universal symbol developed by the department.

11. The medical marijuana treatment center shall include in each package a patient package insert with information on the specific product dispensed related to:

a. Clinical pharmacology.

b. Indications and use.

c. Dosage and administration.

d. Dosage forms and strengths.

e. Contraindications.

f. Warnings and precautions.

g. Adverse reactions.

12. Each edible shall be individually sealed in plain, opaque wrapping marked only with the marijuana universal symbol. Where practical, each edible shall be marked with the marijuana universal symbol. In addition to the packaging and labeling requirements in subparagraphs 10. and 11., edible receptacles must be plain, opaque, and white without depictions of the product or images other than the medical marijuana treatment center’s department-approved logo and the marijuana universal symbol. The receptacle must also include a list all of the edible’s ingredients, storage instructions, an expiration date, a legible and prominent warning to keep away from children and pets, and a warning that the edible has not been produced or inspected pursuant to federal food safety laws.

The history of marijuana in Florida started in 1933 with the press and police blaming the cause of a crime on the use of marijuana. Despite later downplaying cannabis’ involvement in the crime, the citizens of Florida still called for new laws on the drug. In 2014, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill that limited a prosecutor’s ability to prosecute people in possession of high CBD, low THC marijuana — a drug mostly used to treat seizures, since

The Sunshine State’s first attempt to legalize medical marijuana in 2014 failed after not getting the minimum 60% majority vote required. During 2014, Florida lawmakers passed the “Charlotte’s Web” measure, named after a strain of medicinal cannabis that is low in THC. This early measure allowed possession of medicinal cannabis that is low in THC, the chemical in cannabis that causes the “high,” as well as high in CBD, or cannabidiol, During the 2016 national elections, Florida passed Amendment 2 with a 70% majority.

Florida’s Amendment 2 allows the use of medicinal marijuana for those suffering from many state-approved medical conditions including AIDS, HIV, PTSD, glaucoma, and cancer. Under Amendment 2, Florida physicians can give a prescription for medical cannabis to any patient that they believe can benefit from low THC/high CBD marijuana use. The Patient is entered into their state medical marijuana registry, and then they can get cannabis at licensed medical marijuana treatment centers. Smoking marijuana isn’t allowed, but patients can consume marijuana or CBD as edibles, vapes, oils, sprays, or pills.

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