The Evolution of Marijuana Packaging
How it has Evolved
Marijuana packaging has always developed to meet the standards of contemporary design aesthetics, but now it is being required by law to change for safety. That number tops the predicted estimate for beer sales in 2019. It’s an obstacle for dispensaries & product manufacturers, however, that now must make sure all of their items meet the legal requirements for packaging that came along with legalization.
Some of the new laws are simple, but others are more complex & require businesses to renovate their strategies to make sure they comply. Legalization in California began on January 1st, 2018, & businesses were given a 6-month grace period to get their items in order; therefore, as of July 1st, if your California dispensary or marijuana company that sells products within California isn’t complying with new regulations, it is now breaching laws.
Most dispensaries are familiar with the new laws that require products to be contained inside a tamper-proof bag, but some are not aware that there are also new packaging rules for other items such as pre-rolls, edibles, & bud containers. You can find a full list of requirements on the California Department of Public Health website here.
Without abiding by these new laws, dispensaries could face fines or a revocation of their business license. Those consequences are dire for dispensaries & frustrating for customers that have grown to become reliant on their favorite shops. The best way to make sure business is not hindered by penalties or completely shut down is to learn about these new rules & to make sure Cannabis packaging meets new standards as soon as possible.
Child-Proof Marijuana Packaging
According to the CDPH, not only do new laws exist that require dispensaries to use tamper-proof, child-resistant exit bags to contain all purchased products, but there are also new laws that prohibit any packaging from being attractive to children, & only generic food names are allowed for use as the description of ingredients. These regulations are well-intended but make the move to compliance more complex than just printing new labels for packaging. Dispensaries & product manufacturers may now have to come up with new names & campaign plans for some or all their items, which could mean ordering all new packaging items & containers.