What Is Canadian Cannabis Packaging & Labeling?

Nexreg will review your current or proposed label and package to ensure it complies with the core plain packaging rules set out in the Cannabis Act.  It is critical that the product packaging and label is not appealing to youth and that it meets all the labelling requirements for each specific class of cannabis product.

 Nexreg is able to assist with determining the appropriate class of license required to meet your needs.  Each class of license comes with specific requirements.  We are able to provide consulting services to provide these requirements to ensure that your application process is successful.

Why Do You Need Canadian Cannabis Packaging & Labeling?

The Cannabis Act and its Regulations provide a framework for legal access to cannabis and control and regulate its production, distribution and sale.  The Regulations outline strict rules for packaging and labelling of Cannabis products referred to as the “core plain packaging” rules.  Before you may sell your product, you must obtain an appropriate license.  Each class of licenses (Cultivation, Processing, Sales and analytical testing including R&D and Drug) comes with its own requirements such as the requirement for physical barriers and visual monitoring of the perimeter.

The Regulations also prohibit the sale of Cannabis products that are appealing to youth by restricting the type of packaging and labelling.

Our Procedure

  • Required Product Information

    Nexreg utilizes a highly skilled and fully trained team of Regulatory Consultants to ensure that your Cannabis product package and label meets the requirements of the core plain packaging rules set out in the Canada Cannabis Act.  We can ensure that your label contains all the required information based on the product type and that the packaging conforms to the strict requirements.

  • Regulations

    Nexreg stays on top of the regulations to ensure all amendments are considered. Nexreg can advise you on the current proposed Schedule 4 amendment to the Cannabis Act which will allow for the processing and sale of three new classes of Cannabis including edibles, concentrates and topicals.  As soon as this amendment is approved Nexreg will be able to provide licensing consulting and packaging and labeling services which includes all classes of cannabis.

  • Consulting Services

    We are able to provide consulting services to aid in the determination of which class of license would be appropriate for your specific need.  We can also assist in the application process by providing the requirements for each class of license.

  • Label Review Process

    We review the product information against the requirements of health Canada and the cannabis act to determine the applicable label elements and package requirements.

  • Generation of Label Memo

    Once the label elements and packaging requirements have been determined, a cannabis label memo is generated with instructions outlining the application on the final label artwork.

  • Final Draft Review

    On final review we require a full-size copy of these labels to confirm sizing elements and meet the guidelines set out in the label reviews. Once our team has ensured that all recommendations have been followed and implemented correctly, you will receive a final approval. Once approved your label will be ready for printing.