(a) Cannabis goods labeling shall not contain any of the following:
(1) The name of a California city, county, or city and county, including any similar name that is likely to mislead consumers as to the origin of the product, unless one hundred percent of the cannabis contained in the product was grown in that city, county, or city and county. For purposes of this subsection, a cannabis plant is considered to have been grown within a city, county, or city and county of origin if the plant was cultivated within that boundary starting from the time the plant was no taller or wider than 18 inches.
(2) Content that is, or is designed to be, attractive to individuals under the age of 21, as specified in section 15040(a)(2) and (3).
(3) Any health-related statement that is untrue or misleading. Any health-related statement must be supported by the totality of publicly available scientific evidence (including evidence from well-designed studies conducted in a manner which is consistent with generally recognized scientific procedures and principles), and for which there is significant scientific agreement among experts qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate such claims.
(4) If the product is an edible cannabis product, a picture of the product contained therein.
(5) Any information that is false or misleading. For purposes of this section, false and misleading information includes, but is not limited to:
(A) Any statement or indication that the cannabis or cannabis product is organic, unless the National Organic Program (section 6517 of the federal Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. section 6501 et seq.)) authorizes organic designation and certification for cannabis and the cannabis or cannabis product meets the requirements for that designation and certification. This includes use of the word “organic” or variants in spelling such as “organix” on the labeling, except for use of the term “organic” in the ingredient statement on the informational panel of a cannabis product in compliance with the requirements of the programs established pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 26062.
(B) Any statement or indication that the cannabis or cannabis product is “OCal,” “OCal certified,” or made with “OCal cannabis,” if the cannabis or cannabis product has not been cultivated, handled, processed, or manufactured in compliance with the requirements of the programs established pursuant to Business and Professions Code
(6) Any statement or indication of an appellation of origin if the cannabis or cannabis product does not meet the requirements of the program established pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 26063.
Authority: Sections 26013 and 26130, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26062.5, 26063, 26120, 26121 and 26154, Business and Professions Code.