Eco-Friendly Packaging For The Medical Marijuana Industry
As you may know, the legal marijuana industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. To date, four states have legalized retail marijuana, twenty-three states have legalized medical cannabis, and the industry is expected to grow further over the next five years.
There are many facets of the industry, including but not limited to – CBD edibles, prescription medical marijuana, and recreational marijuana. These new businesses bring with them some new sustainable packaging challenges, and each type of product has it’s own packaging and labeling needs requiring packaging expertise, especially as laws and regulations change and evolve.
Due to the nature of the industry, legal marijuana sellers are often environmentally conscious, with packaging and label needs that include recycled, compostable, and hemp paper packaging that reflect their values as a business. They require eco-friendly packaging to keep their products fresh. Rules and regulations on the selling of legal marijuana vary from state to state, but child-resistant and food grade packaging are also high priorities. Cannabis Business Times has a great overview of marijuana packaging and labelling laws, state-by-state.
Elevate Packaging offers high quality custom sustainable packaging, perfect for retail selling of legal marijuana and CBD products. Our offerings include eco-friendly retail and merchandise display products, compostable flex-pouch bags, 100% recycled PCW folding carton boxes made with wind energy, and all-natural organic style rigid set-up boxes.
Branding New Businesses
As with any new industry, there are plenty of medical marijuana businesses vying for the attention of the public in the states where it is legalized. You can make your products, be they vapes, organic edibles, or natural oils, stand out from the competition and reflect your brand’s sustainable values with custom eco-friendly and compostable packaging from Elevate Packaging, and custom hemp compostable adhesive labels (recycle friendly and recycled too!) from PURE Labels. You could even print custom recycle friendly hemp promotional stickers to hand out at events!
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