Maine Adopts Universal Symbol for Adult Use Marijuana

October 21st, 2019, Adult-use, Cannabis Law, Licensing

On October 21, 2019, the Office of Marijuana Policy announced its partnership with the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission to unveil the first-ever shared universal symbol for marijuana and marijuana products.

Maine’s Marijuana Legalization Act requires the use of this symbol for the sale of adult use marijuana and marijuana products.  For product packaging and labeling, the symbol must appear on the front or most predominantly displayed area of the marketing layer.  The symbol must be at least half an inch by half an inch.  OMP issued a guidance document to help prospective adult use licensees as they consider packaging options. 

OMP also provided an optional symbol licensees can use that states, “Not Safe For Kids.”   

Use of the universal symbol is not mandatory for marijuana or marijuana products currently sold through Maine’s medical marijuana program.   

The universal symbol is only one component of the packaging and labeling requirements for marijuana products in Maine.  If you have questions about the packaging and labeling requirements for adult use and/or medical marijuana in Maine, please reach out to a member of Drummond Woodsum’s regulatory compliance group.