Nevada CBD and Marijuana Packaging Laws and Regulations

Nevada may be majority desert, but it has been a green state for almost two decades now. The Silver State first made medical marijuana legal in 2001, and though it took another 16 years, marijuana was decriminalized and became recreationally legal in 2017. CBD has been legal in Nevada since the Agricultural Farm Act of 2014.

While the cannabis plant may be legal to smoke and consume, there are additional, and quite stringent, regulations for CBD and marijuana retailers when it comes to packaging.

That’s where we come in!

Sierra Bags supplies cannabis companies with packaging that follows Nevada’s rules and regulations to a T. So what are they? Read on to find out.

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2019 Nevada Marijuana Packaging Requirements 

The official document outlining Nevada’s cannabis packaging requirements is called NAC 453A.500 Packaging: Generally. (NRS 453A.370).

Probably the most important rule for packaging marijuana and CBD products is that they must be in child-resistant bags in order to sell to the public. The bags must also be made of plastic that’s at least four millimeters thick, heat-sealed, and without an “easy-open tab, dimple, corner, or flap so that it is difficult for a child to open and as a tamperproof measure.”

Furthermore, cannabis bags must protect the contents from cross-contamination and “must not impart any toxic or deleterious substance to the usable marijuana or marijuana product.”

There are also extensive rules regarding labeling cannabis products. Growers must include everything from the lot number to their contact information. Other information that must be printed, in 12-point font, not in italics and on a label that is 2 ¾ inches high by 4 inches wide, includes:

  • Date of harvest
  • Date of final testing
  • Date the product was packaged
  • Cannabinoid profile and potency/terpenoid profile as determined by an independent testing facility
  • Expiration date of product if applicable
  • Warning labels saying the following:
    • “This product may have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health.”
    • “There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.”
    • “Should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.”
    • “For use only by the person named on the label of the dispensed product. Keep out of the reach of children.”
    • “Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug.”

Finally, if the product is organic then the grower must comply with the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 in order to label it as such. 

2019 Nevada Marijuana Packaging Requirements

At Sierra Bags, we are well versed in the requirements of the state of Nevada to legally sell cannabis products to the public. While our intentions are not to make legal statements, we simply want our customers to know we understand the laws. Our Mylar bags are child-resistant, easy to custom-label with the state-required information, and the correct thickness to comply with regulations. Plus, they’re recyclable!

By offering our customers wholesale opportunities, dispensaries are able to buy our quality bags in bulk and feel good knowing they are in compliance with Nevada’s packaging requirements. Being from the great state of Nevada, and based here, means we are best versed in our local laws. 

Check out what size bags we offer here.