State of Michigan Unveils Universal Symbol for Medical Marijuana Licensing Facilities Act

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The State of Michigan recently unveiled the Universal Symbol of the Medical Marijuana Licensing Facilities Act and provided requirements in conjunction with usage of the Universal Symbol.

Medical Marijuana Licensing Symbol

Pursuant to Administrative Rule 72, before a marijuana plant is sold or transferred, a package tag must be affixed to the plant or plant container and enclosed with a tamper-proof seal.  The following information must be included:

  • Business or trade name, licensee number, and the RFID package tag assigned by the statewide monitoring system that is visible.
  • Name of the strain.
  • Date of harvest, if applicable.
  • Seed strain, if applicable.
  • Universal symbol, if applicable.

Additionally, Administrative Rule 73 requires before a marijuana product is sold or transferred to or by a provisioning center, the container, bag, or product holding the marijuana product must have a label and sealed with all of the following information:

  • The name of the licensee and the license number of the producer, including business or trade name, and tag or source number as assigned by the statewide monitoring system.
  • The name of the licensee and the license number including business or trade name of licensee that packaged the product, if different from the processor of the marijuana product.
  • The unique identification number for the package or the harvest, if applicable.
  • Date of harvest, if applicable.
  • Name of strain, if applicable.
  • Net weight in United States customary and metric units.
  •  Concentration of THC and cannabidiol (CBD).
  • Activation time expressed in words or through a pictogram.
  • Name of the safety compliance facility that performed any test, any associated test batch number, and any test analysis date.
  • The universal symbol for marijuana product published on the department’s website.
  • A warning that states all the following:For use by registered qualifying patients only. Keep out of reach of children. It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. National Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.”

All Licensees can continue to use all prior versions of the Universal Symbol until they are depleted. The Universal Symbol and its requirements are only required for plants and products as defined under MMFLA.

Michelle R.E. Donovan
248.258.1423
donovan@butzel.com

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