Hemp Labels for Medical Marijuana: What You Need to Know

As of October 2020, 33 states in the United States (plus Washington, D.C.) have legalized the use of marijuana and cannabis products for medical use. Ten states allow recreational use of marijuana. In this burgeoning industry, accurate hemp labels for CBD products are crucial. Label Solutions explains what you need to know.

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Laws Vary by State

The first thing you need to know is that medical marijuana laws vary by state. If you’re a CBD distributor, a label that works for Missouri may not work for Michigan. Generic labels that comply with all states’ laws have little information on them. This plan may not be a good investment in your money for beautiful hemp labels that catch someone’s attention.

Type of Container 

How you package your medical marijuana determines the type of hemp label you need. Two popular container choices are vacuum-sealed bags and prescription bottles similar to canisters. Both containers are disposable, but you have more options when it comes to bottles. Bags require labels that won’t come off with lots of movement. You’ll want labels that resist oil because hemp oil is a common CBD product. If someone in your store handles CBD oil and gets some on their hands, it could get on other product labels. Better to be safe than sorry when you have oil as a product on the shelf.


Ten states allow for the sale of recreational marijuana. Regulatory compliance for labeling on recreational marijuana is different than what’s required for medical marijuana labeling. You don’t need a doctor’s prescription to buy medical marijuana in those states. Therefore, CBD labels differ. Prescription labels must include a doctor’s instructions and dosing information in many instances.


Warnings on CBD products vary by state. For example, Oklahoma mandates that all medical marijuana product labels state, “This product has been tested for contaminants.” Other states warn to keep the products away from kids or pets. Most warning labels say pregnant or nursing women shouldn’t use medical marijuana at all.

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Hemp and CBD Labels From Label Solutions

Have questions about hemp or CBD labels? Talk to the team at Label Solutions and we’ll help you design custom medical marijuana labels for your products. Contact us or call toll-free 1-800-299-9200 for more info.