The numbers are in: 4/20 is The High Holiday

Best 4/20 Ever!

May 4, 2023

Cannabis companies have a lot to celebrate after 4/20 2023. Across every industry product sector, consumers marked the holiday by breaking new sales records—more than $100 million in legal cannabis transactions in one day. According to the cannabis analytics firm Headset, sales hit $160K per minute during the holiday. Retailer Jane Technologies charted a big... [continue]

The AssurPack Team wishes you a successful 420!

How to Plan for a Happy 4/20

March 27, 2023

Our favorite holiday is right around the corner. 4/20 has become a massive worldwide celebration of cannabis culture. With retail dispensaries and their customers gearing up to mark milestones in the growing legalization movement, AssurPack® offers some tips on planning the ultimate 4/20: 1. Go bold. 4/20 is an opportunity for pull-out-all-the-stops retail experiences. The... [continue]

Cannabis on the Midterm Ballot

November 22, 2022

How did legalization fare in state elections? Find out what voters decided. While most of the attention of the recent 2022 midterm elections focused on candidates, more than 130 propositions, questions, and constitutional amendments were decided by voters across the country. Recreational marijuana was a popular issue, appearing on ballots in five states. Even where... [continue]

California Goes “Anti-Plastic”

July 14, 2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed the biggest anti-plastic bill the US has ever seen. The new law limits the amount of plastic in packaging and requires all packages to be recyclable by 2032.  Details of the California SB 54 Packaging Law SB 54 isn’t just good for the Golden State; experts predict the entire... [continue]

The Industry’s Best Trade Shows Are Back. Book Your Tickets Now

June 30, 2022

The bright lights. The badges.  The wild array of products, promos, and personalities. Cannabis trade shows are back in full swing — but some stakeholders doubt their effectiveness. Have the big trade shows lost their focus? Are pricey exhibition fees worth the money? This month’s blog takes a look at the current state of trade... [continue]

It’s LEGAL . . . in Rhode Island

June 3, 2022

Rhode Island legalized recreational cannabis this week, becoming the 19th American state where cannabis is legal for all adults.  Twenty-four licenses are available for existing medical cultivators in Rhode Island, and regulators will issue additional licenses after a two-year moratorium. Virginia — which legalized recreational use in 2021 but has not established regulations — did... [continue]

CannPack West

Child-Resistant Packaging Expert to Speak at Cannabis Packaging Conference

April 8, 2022

AssurPack® Founder and CEO to Speak at Cannabis Packaging Conference April 12-14, 2022, in Anaheim, CA AssurPack® Founder and CEO, Nancy Warner, will be a guest panelist and speaker at the Cannabis Packaging Conference and companion CannPack exhibits April 12-14, 2022, in Anaheim, CA. Nancy Warner started AssurPack® to bring pharmaceutical-grade packaging to the cannabis... [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]

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]