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Designing Packaging of Cannabis Edibles and Smaller Treats with Consumers in Mind

Cannabis consumers are faced with a problem: there are too many options on the shelves. Local dispensaries offer dozens of different products, all with varying strains, names, and dosages. This can prove problematic for consumers who don’t have any affinity to a particular brand. With so many options, the buying decision often comes down to…

Maximizing the “Mini” Packaging for Cannabis Concentrates

In 2018, with so much innovation being poured into the cannabis space, sleeker is better, especially when it comes to packaging. New Products Mean Smaller Packaging Most cannabis consumers don’t want to be responsible for bulky packaging that can’t easily fit in a purse, backpack, or even their jeans’ pockets. In today’s on-the-go lifestyle, convenience…

Cannabis for Skincare: How to Package this Trending Health & Beauty Ingredient

The health and beauty market is a multi-billion dollar industry. Every year, millions of people purchase new products that will help them to look better. Topping the charts at some of the most purchased products annually are skincare creams, oils, and lotions. Both men and women have seen a resurgence of new brands creating new…

Don’t Settle for Just Any Child Resistant Packaging Solution

Child resistant (CR) packaging, which must be difficult for children ages 5 and under to open but easy for most adults, has existed to protect children from inadvertently ingesting harmful substances since the 1970s, and the number of accidental poisonings of children has dramatically decreased in the years since its introduction. Probably the most easily…

Cannabis Child Resistant Packaging Rollout – Get a Jump Now?

One of the greatest challenges facing cannabis growers/extractors and dispensaries in this age of increasing legalization is anticipating the many regulations are likely to go into effect, and developing a plan to streamline compliance with changing laws. As marijuana products are still illegal under federal law, even for medical applications, there are no overarching standards…

Is Your Packaging Ready for High End Dispensaries?

As cannabis products are increasingly legalized across the United States, the market grows more and more diverse, with brands seeking to establish an image that will stand out in an emerging market. While different brands take on different identities and cultivate their image to target a specific type of cannabis consumer, one trend is becoming…

The Importance of Packaging in Branding & Marketing Cannabis Products

With cannabis products becoming legalized in several states for both medical and recreational use, a new market has emerged. Extractors and growers need to compete in a market that is quickly becoming saturated with new entrants must establish themselves with a clear brand image and message. Packaging of cannabis products is the most effective vehicle…

The 411 on Child Resistant Packaging Regulations

Child resistant packaging was first developed in the late 1960s and has been mandated for certain products since 1970, when the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) became federal law. The PPPA identifies household substances that may cause serious harm to children if accidentally ingested, and requires that they be packaged in child-resistant packaging is subject…

California Cannabis Producers: Are You Ready for New Packaging Requirements on 1/1/18?

Proposition 64 made headlines when it passed in November of 2016, making California the fifth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults, and it officially goes into effect on January 1, 2018. With legalization comes a host of regulations from both state and local legislatures (even medical marijuana remains illegal on the…

How Child-Resistant Packaging is a “Must Have” for the Cannabis Market

Ever since the Poison Prevention Packaging Act was passed in 1970, child-resistant packaging has played an integral role in decreasing the number of accidental poisonings caused by children gaining access to dangerous household substances. The law was extremely effective. By 2008, the use of child-resistant packaging had brought the rate of accidental poisoning fatalities in…