A new and notable change is on the cannabis horizon, and it will affect a wide swath of cannabis and CBD products.
Beginning January 3, 2021, the sweeping labeling requirements of California’s Proposition 65 will apply more broadly to cannabis and CBD products. California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added THC to its list of approximately 1,000 chemicals that may cause reproductive harm. While marijuana smoke has been included since 2009, the addition of THC means that Proposition 65 warnings will now be required for all products sold in California that contain any detectable amount of THC. This covers a range of cannabis or hemp-derived CBD products and importantly includes those that are not smoked such as edibles, vape cartridges, and topicals.
The updates to Prop 65 merit taking a closer look at the statute, who it impacts, and how cannabis businesses and manufacturers should prepare in order to mitigate risk and avoid getting drawn into costly litigation. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
Published: August 10, 2020