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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…

4 Key Components of Child Resistant Packaging

Many of the regulations that exist in the packaging industry exist to protect consumer safety, and perhaps no group is more vulnerable and in need of protection than children. Many products intended for use by adults, from cleaning agents to medications and pesticides, can be harmful or even deadly if ingested by a child. For…

Is Your Packaging and Business Ready for Child Resistant Regulations?

New markets and new products bring about many questions. This cannot be truer for the cannabis market. The growing number of states legalizing recreational cannabis is just as widespread as new regulations for packaging. Each state defines the packaging requirements for recreational use, including the need for CR (child-resistant) features. States also have their own…

Packaging for Cannabis Edibles: Ensuring Safety and Branding

The growing cannabis edibles market is dealing with massive challenges in packaging and extensive compliance issues. Creating unique, appealing packaging for cannabis edibles products requires thorough knowledge of state regulations, as well as the breadth of skills to create packaging designs that present the product in the most enticing way to buyers browsing the shelves. Branding Cannabis Edibles…