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Marijuana product labels to get a bit less cluttered

FILE – Brock Baker shows off his T-shirt and 2 grams of pot he legally purchased at Spokane Green Leaf, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

OLYMPIA – Labels on legal marijuana products sold in Washington will get a little less cluttered in a few months. They’ll have to give the name and business identification number of the entities that grew and processed the marijuana, but not of the store that sells them.

A bill signed Tuesday removes the requirement for business information about the retailer being listed on the label of marijuana or products made from its concentrates. But they’ll still have to list the concentrations of THC or CBD, the primary chemicals in the plants; medically accurate information about the health and safety risks the products pose; a warning that they may be habit forming and hazardous to health; that they should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding; should not be used when driving or operating machinery; are to be used only by adults 21 and over; and kept out of the reach of children.

“This will allow streamlining of an overcrowded label while it ensures warnings are clear and purchasers know what product they are purchasing and where it comes from,” Gov. Jay Inslee said in signing the bill, which takes effect in June.