All cannabis suppliers are required to go through GS1 Canada to secure their barcode symbology and must use the following standardized format for master case packs, inner case packs and retail product packs:
- Each of these formats must have a unique barcode; and
- Each size variant of each product must have a unique barcode, meaning that a strain of cannabis that is available in four sizes (i.e. 1 g, 3.5 g, 7 g, 15 g) must have four unique product barcodes.
OCS has provided accessories suppliers with the option to either:
- Go through GS1 and use the below standardized formats; or
- Keep their existing barcodes as long as they are legitimate, functional and non-conflicting with any other sellable item(s) globally. If the barcode is conflicting or illegitimate, the product will not be listed.