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Cannabis Regulations

Version of section 113 from 2019-10-17 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Uniform colour

  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided under the Act, any other Act of Parliament or any provincial Act, the colour of the interior surface, exterior surface and panel of any container in which a cannabis product is packaged must be one uniform colour. However, the colour of each surface and the panel may be different.

  • Marginal note:Colour — other requirements

    (2) The colour of the interior surface, exterior surface and panel must meet the following requirements:

    • (a) it must not have the lustre of metal or have metallic properties in the ink, such as Pantone Metallics or Pantone Premium Metallics;

    • (b) it must not be fluorescent, have fluorescent properties in the ink or have pigments that absorb ultraviolet energy and transmit it as a longer wavelength, such as the Pantone 800 series; and

    • (c) it must create a contrast with

      • (i) the yellow colour of the background of the health warning message, and

      • (ii) the red colour of the standardized cannabis symbol.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Despite subsection (2),

    • (a) an interior surface that is made of metal may be the colour of the metal; and

    • (b) an exterior surface of an immediate container that is made of metal, excluding the label or any image, may be the colour of the metal.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 32

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