• July 21, 2024

California Cannabis Retailers Begin New Rules

 California Cannabis Retailers Begin New Rules

Credit: Martijn Baudoin

Credit: Martijn Baudoin

California cannabis brands and retailers are implementing new initiatives for vape packaging and disposal in response to a state law that went into effect July 1.

New requirements under California Business and Professional Code 26152.1, include a ban on using the term “disposable” to describe marijuana vape products in advertising, labeling and marketing.

The rules also mandate that THC oil, vape pens, and batteries be disposed of at hazardous waste collection facilities or other approved businesses, according to media reports.

The burden of disposing of defective, returned or used vape products likely will now fall on retailers.

“The consumers themselves, however, have no real recycling solutions that are dedicated to cannabis products, specifically vaporization products,” said Jeremy Green, CEO and co-founder of Los Angeles-headquartered Final Bell Holdings, which provides supply-chain services for California and Canadian brands.