Cannabis Packaging Regulations in Canada vs. the United States

Cannabis Packaging Regulations in Canada vs. the United States

November 16, 2021

Following the ever-changing landscape of cannabis legislation is essential for any business. This is particularly true for companies shipping in the U.S. or Canada. The rules vary with starkly different federal circumstances between Canada and the United States.  Currently the United States market is reliant on state-by-state legislation, creating a patchwork of rules to follow.... [continue]

Why The Vape Mail Ban Could Spell Trouble For Cannabis Operators

Why The Vape Mail Ban Could Spell Trouble For Cannabis Operators

October 15, 2021

The December 2020 COVID relief bill, or Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, passed by Congress, contained roughly 5,500 pages of details and legislation. Among them was the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, or PACT Act. In short, the PACT Act bans the mailing of all vapes, e-cigarette products and their components to consumers.... [continue]

Easy-to-Open Packaging with Tough Freshness Protection

An AssurSeal® Case Study: Easy-to-Open Packaging with Tough Freshness Protection

September 23, 2021

Executive Summary Despite the high quality of Natural State Medicinals’ gummies, some dispensaries refused to buy their products. Why? The packaging was difficult to open — and the problem only got worse when their packaging supplier changed production sites. By switching to the patented AssurSeal® D75 package from AssurPack, Natural State Medicinals realized the following... [continue]

Boveda and AssurSeal

Boveda® Test Results: Airtight Packaging for Cannabis

August 24, 2021

Premium cannabis is a delicate product.  Terpenes — the aromatic oils that make cannabis taste and smell great — evaporate quickly, leaving behind substandard flower that’s a far cry from what came out of the curing room.  The same is true for cannabinoids. Heat, light, and dry conditions degrade them in a matter of weeks.... [continue]

How to Label Cannabis Products the Easy Way

July 19, 2021

That task of labeling — the seemingly simple process of applying an accurate, compliant label — poses big problems for cannabis product manufacturers. Manufacturers must navigate the tricky task of labeling themselves, by ordering pre-printed labels in rolls, or they can work with a third-party service provider to have it done for them. But, depending... [continue]

GMP for Cannabis Will Change Everything: Part II

July 1, 2021

Most cannabis manufacturers acknowledge the importance of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for safety. GMPs are the critical standards that ensure product quality and keep consumers safe. Moreover, they recognize how GMP regulations will suddenly apply to the cannabis industry when federal legalization takes hold. Everyone will need to achieve GMP certification — and do so... [continue]

GMP for Cannabis Will Change Everything: Part I

June 16, 2021

Make no mistake — federal cannabis legalization is coming soon. Yet it won’t be the get-rich party that many cannabis stakeholders envisioned in 2012. Instead, strict new regulations will take hold of the industry, forcing small producers out of business. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) — the standards that assure product quality and safety across many... [continue]

3 Steps to Innovative Packaging: Stretch, Step & Leap

May 2, 2021

New problems demand new solutions — and the rapid pace of cannabis legalization is creating new problems at an exciting rate. In the world of packaging technologies, cannabis presents novel challenges because of its diverse product formats. Smokable cannabis flowers, for example, have different properties than gummies, which are very different from concentrate oils or... [continue]

Private Labeling CBD Products for Easy Sales

April 28, 2021

Global sales of CBD are expected to hit $5.3 billion in 2025. But tapping into the CBD opportunity is no easy task. Product formulation and manufacturing require significant capital — even in the case of the simplest CBD products. Enter private labeling. CBD private labeling is a reselling strategy that outsources product creation to a... [continue]

The Quest for Easy-Opening Cannabis Packaging

April 20, 2021

Child-resistant cannabis packaging should be hard for kids to open — not hard for adults or medical users.  That’s why AssurPack® is on a quest for a seemingly impossible design feat: cannabis packaging that you can open with only one hand.  Easy-opening packaging is important for able-bodied recreational consumers too because it improves the product... [continue]