What Is Cannabis Packaging?

A black bottle and small box of CBD products lie on top of Cannabis leaves

With the popularity of cannabis increasing each year, more states are open to the idea of inviting the cannabis industry into their state’s economy. But at the same time, with more companies entering the industry, stricter regulations are put into place. With packaging laws varying from state to state, when it comes to cannabis, it is imperative that companies know the regulations and laws of each of the states they operate in. Just like there are plenty of regulations and guidelines, there are also many forms of packaging that companies can take advantage of and set themselves apart from the rest in this up and coming industry. 

Packaging Regulations

Making sure that you follow your specific state guidelines and regulations should be your first step when it comes to cannabis packaging. If your business operates in more than one state it is crucial to keep up to date with all the laws. As these guidelines are revised and updated regularly, specific regulations can vary widely between states. With that being said, these guidelines are the most common among states who want to comply with cannabis packaging:

  • Child Resistant – Kids under 5 must not be able to open the products
  • Opaque – The contents inside the containers must not be visible to outside consumers
  • Tamper Evident – Customers should clearly know if the product has been opened beforehand. A plastic seal or sticker across the lid are the most common tamper evident examples used
  • Resealable – Products that are used more than once should be resealable

Packaging Types & Materials

Companies who want to stand out must get creative when it comes to their packaging. Product presentation is key and therefore picking the right packaging, for the right product can make the difference in your being picked up off the shelf by consumers. According to an article posted on Leafy, these are the best packaging types for your cannabis products”:

  • Glass Jars
  • Borosilicate Tube Jars
  • Smell-Proof Bags
  • Borosilicate Glass Containers
  • Polystyrene Containers
  • Acrylic Containers
  • Silicone Containers
  • Tube Jars
  • Single-Use Bags
  • Resealable Bags
  • Pop-Top Tubes
  • Clear Tubes
  • Pre-Roll Bags

Package with Pioneer

With a wide range of packaging products and materials Pioneer Packaging can help you choose the right packaging for your cannabis products. Helping you stay compliant with state guidelines and regulations while being cost effective to your business. Contact us today to learn more about all of our packaging solutions and products.

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