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Top Tips for Safely Packaging Marijuana
Product seals and locks are integral to every product to prevent them from damage. The products need protection during transit from the manufacturer to retailer and while on display at retail shelves. Another function is how it promotes and informs the customers about the ingredients and overall quality of the product.
There are more benefits to packaging, but when it comes to packaging Cannabis, safety is always a primary concern. Cannabis is consumable as a medication that contains a psychoactive cannabinoid called THC. This cannabinoid is another reason for providing proper information in the packaging to keep it out of children's hands.
Compliance with the laws, according to your state, is fundamental in establishing your marijuana packaging. It is important to note that every state has different laws and guidelines associated with Marijuana Packaging legality. Strict regulations are mandated to enforce proper cannabis labeling and avoid scrutinization of the laws and use. This attention to detail also indicates that businesses and manufacturers should keep up with the drastic and evolving changes surrounding Marijuana Packaging Laws.
Despite states' differences, there is one thing that everyone agrees with: Marijuana, like any other drug or substance, should not be accessed by children. Stricter regulations on labeling edibles and cannabis-infused products. Some of these types are even limited to single-dose servings only.
This statute enforces a distinction between cannabis and non-cannabis products, which helps avoid them getting into the wrong hands. It is concerning the previous misuse of edibles that is making the substance more appealing to children. Thus, the laws throughout the states regarding marijuana packaging and children's safety are relatively universal in their consistency.
Best Practices for Cannabis Packaging
Marijuana legalization has gained a lot of momentum over the past decade. With the increase of public approval is the urgency to provide the safest and most consistent packaging available. Fortunately, manufacturers can keep up with the emergence of the cannabis industry. They developed specialized containers with closure options, specially formulated for cannabis and CBD.
Regardless of the competition, strain, or potency ideals, the safety and protection of customers, including their children, is a priority. Guaranteed security is a reflection of your brand that bolsters consumer confidence and retention.
Each new business that enters this lucrative and exponentially growing market will face vital decisions that include product packaging. On top of that, the most crucial decision lies in how companies advocate a safety net from children. This effort is continuing to drive better implementation of sufficient child-resistant packaging.
Here are the child-resistant packaging options that are currently available on the market today:
The most attractive packaging in the market is child-resistant jars and vials. These two gained their reputation for their quality and are easy to carry around. This packaging is the same used in the medical industry, as it keeps your cannabis dry and fresh. Also, the packaging resembles prescription drugs making it more child-resistant.
Another benefit is their RX reversible cap vials and pop-top bottles. This type of packaging allows you to lock plastic caps while in an upright position to keep away from children. Fortunately, there is no need to worry about getting it open, as you only have to turn it over for easy access. For this reason, both medical and recreational cannabis manufacturers utilize them to comply with the law.
Additionally, it is also possible to obtain child-proof packaging from pre-rolled joints. When rolled up, dry herbs easily insert into a pre-roll squeeze tube made of polycarbonate plastic for prolonged storage. Besides compliance with packaging laws, it is also beneficial to prevent the lingering smell from smoking. You can open it by simply popping the top open or squeezing the sides.
Glass jars are a close second in popularity behind traditional pill-bottle type jars. They are just as easy to turn child-resistant. Glass jars have better functionality allowing you to store any form of cannabis like marijuana buds, edibles, topicals, and waxes. Glass is nonporous, giving your cannabis longer shelf life. The only problem you could encounter is that it's fragile and likely to shatter and damage your product.
Either way, your choice between plastic vial or glass jars have numerous child-proofing options for any shapes and sizes.
CBD oils are a safer way to consume cannabis because of the absence of psychoactive substance, THC. However, the cannabis industry's emergence introduced a new wave of CBD oils: those with a hint of THC. CBD oil packaging should not be overlooked and made child-resistant as well. Besides, these CBD oils pose the same dangers for a child as ingesting any other form of marijuana. Therefore, when choosing a package design for CBD and THC oils, it is vital to explore the child-resistant droppers.
These droppers pair with tincture bottles that keep the oils for storage. Most dropper pipettes have curved tips to prevent spills and help you dispense your product with ease. On top of making your oils child-proof, droppers also make it easier to control the amount dispensed.
Child-Resistant Edible Packaging
Edibles come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors, as marijuana can be infused into almost any food item. Some of the most popular cannabis edibles are delicious, sugary treats, such as gummy bears, lollipops, cookies, and more. Thus, packaging for edibles is tricky, considering their appearance and taste can come across as regular snacks. It is easier for children to consume them, mistaking drugs for tasty treats. Compacting this hazard is that edibles usually contain marijuana with a higher concentration of THC compared to other products.
This higher concentration is an indication that edibles are the most dangerous type of marijuana to children. Due to this fact, it is the responsibility of cannabis manufacturers to make packaging that cannot be tampered by children. There are already a variety of child-resistant options, such as Mylar bags and zip-lock exit bags. Food-grade material makes up these bags, which keeps the cannabis safe to eat while keeping it fresh. They are also available in different sizes that help you store any form of edibles.
Furthermore, it is essential to remember that edibles are not only infused in solid, sugary treats. They can also come in liquid forms such as marijuana-infused cooking oils, butter, and tinctures that can dissolve into powder and drinkables.
Drinkables are cannabis tinctures dissolved in any form of drink that recently became a phenomenon since weed became legal. Tinctures can mix well with teas, sodas, juices, and beers, which is another "subtle way to consume weed." While this is good news for adults, it can pose an otherwise unassuming hazard to children. For this reason, many states made strict guidelines for businesses to incorporate child-resistant closures to these drinks. Child-proof caps on drinking cans and tamper-resistant glass bottles solve this problem. Some of these drinks don't require refrigeration before consumption in compliance with the latest guidelines.
The Importance of Proper Medical Labeling
When marijuana products abide by the law regarding labeling, safety, and security are guaranteed. States have varying specifications that extensively dictate what you should do with your packaging design. There are rules concerning product labels that are almost as strict as the product itself. As more stringent regulations take over, compliance becomes critical to help business owners stay in the game. This regulation benefits consumers, as it makes them more informed about the product and its legitimacy. Product labels relay relevant information such as content, ingredients, and warnings. Precise details about the product help consumers quickly differentiate these products from their non-THC counterparts to protect themselves and those around them.
Keep yourself informed that different labeling and packaging requirements, just like Cannabis laws in general, differ from each state. You must do extensive research to consult local laws before you start manufacturing your cannabis. Medical marijuana labels are fundamental to kickstart your marijuana business successfully.
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DEADLINE FOR ANY RETURN
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RMA PROCEDURES POLICY
Please call our office to request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. A copy of the original packing list must be included with the return package. The RMA number must be clearly marked on the outside of the package.
Any returned products without an RMA number on the outside of the package, or if the RMA number is over seven (7) days from the date it was originally assigned, then Flower Power Packages has the right to refuse the shipment.
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Black Dog LED products are warranted against manufacturer defects to the original owner from the date of original purchase for the expected lifetime of the light. In the event of defective materials and/or workmanship, Black Dog Grow Technologies, Inc., will repair or replace, at its option, the defective product within 45 days from receipt of the defective product for the first three years after purchase. After three years and up to 5 years from the original date of purchase, the customer will be responsible for labor associated with repairs and Black Dog LED will be responsible for the cost of parts. After 5 years Black Dog LED will offer repair services or parts as long as parts are available; the cost of repairs and parts after 5 years are the sole responsibility of the customer. Shipping of the defective product to Black Dog LED is the sole responsibility of the customer. Return shipping of the repaired light is covered by Black Dog LED up to $50 per incident for the first three years after purchase. In the first three years after purchase, if return shipping will exceed $50, the customer will be notified and are responsible for paying any amount of shipping over $50 prior to the product being shipped back to the customer. After three years, the customer is responsible for paying for return shipping prior to the product being shipped back to the customer. The Warranty does not apply to damage resulting from, but not limited to, improper care, housings that have been opened, misuse, exposure to caustic or corrosive chemicals including but not limited to fumes caused by burning sulfur, or normal wear and tear, which includes but is not limited to 5% or less of LEDs not lighting, improper installation, and/or failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance, improperly packaging and shipping the light back to Black Dog LED, etc. Owners will be notified when repairs are completed, if the light is not claimed within 45 days of being notified the light will become the property of Black Dog LED.
90 DAY RETURN POLICY
If you are unsatisfied with any Black Dog LED light, you can return it for a refund within 90 days from the original purchase date. A Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) must be requested and the product shipped within 90 days of the original date of receipt. Returns are limited to one (1) light per customer. All items must be returned in "as new" condition in the original packaging and include all accessories. Lights that have been broken, damaged, altered, or had the housing opened are not returnable. "Damaged" includes but is not limited to water damage and damage resulting from being dropped and/or incorrect electrical connection. Returns will be charged a 10% restocking fee. Shipping charges are non-refundable. We recommend using a carrier that has tracking capabilities when sending returns. The customer assumes responsibility for return shipping fees, insuring the return shipment, and filing any necessary claims for damaged or lost returns.
Free shipping on lights is available for orders with a delivery address in the 48 contiguous United States (Alaska & Hawaii). All free shipping will be via UPS Ground with signature confirmation and includes insurance. The customer must ensure a responsible party is available to sign for the light. If a light is returned under the 90-day return policy, the cost of the shipping to the customer will be deducted from the refund in addition to any restocking or damage fees.
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