Marijuana use in the U.S. is divided among two populations: medical users and recreational users. If you keep up with marijuana news, you know the green plant with hallucinogenic qualities — and a number of other, less controversial qualities from a medical standpoint — appears headed down the road to full legalization on a state by state basis.
Marijuana Dispensary Labels
Already, enough states have legalized medicinal pot for Drug Package to develop label technology — some complete and some still in the making — for marijuana dispensaries. But it’s not like developing new labels for benzodiazepines or other mind altering medicines. This is new territory, and the approach to dispensary labels will be increasingly fine-tuned, as the law evolves, and we communicate with dispensaries about their needs.
However, there are three things we already know should appear on marijuana dispensary labels: The species of the genus Cannabis, the maximum THC content of the plant, and the weight of the plant in the dispensed container. No doubt many other pieces of information will eventually be required by law, depending on the state. However, these three pieces of information should be included on marijuana dispensary labels, regardless of current or future statutes.
- THC Content
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive constituent in Marijuana that makes the user feel “high”. Among states that have legalized pot, average THC content for salable marijuana varies, with Colorado’s average reportedly being about 18%. That’s neither a small amount nor nowhere near the max. Street marijuana has been measured near 30% — and some “boutique” strains are in the same rage, with some being even higher.
- Plant Species
What a difference a change in species can make. Marijuana has three basic species: Sativa, which generally gives users an uplifted, energetic feeling that’s occasionally overwhelming; indica, which is relaxing to body and mind, and produces what casual users refer to as “couch lock” (i.e. the person is to “mellow” for activity); and hybrid, which sounds like a split between sativa and indica (it is, but hybrids are often sativa or indica dominant).
- Product Weight
From a legal perspective — especially for dispensary customers — this may be the most important information of all. If a customer acquires too much marijuana, they could still face legal trouble. It doesn’t happen often (Colorado allows individuals to possess 8 ounces for personal use — a prodigious amount by any standard), but dispensaries should let customers know exactly where they stand in relation weight-based possession limits.
Need to Buy Dispensary Labels?
If you recently opened a dispensary and plan to make it a professional operation, professional labels that identify the specs of your products will be a part of the business equation. At Drug Package, we supply professional labels that have an array of design options to choose from, including: size, color, facestock, adhesive, printing properties, printed information, and much more.
To inquire about our marijuana dispensary labels, call us today at or send us an email through our contact form. By providing labels, we look forward to helping you capitalize on the phenomenal revenue opportunities made possible by marijuana legalization.