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From the 2019 CA Cannabis Business Conference: Scaling Business Across the State
At the NCIA California Cannabis Business Conference in Long Beach, CA, Oct. 8 and 9, experts offered their views on packaging volumes and maintaining quality while expanding brands.
Oct 10th, 2019
Cannabis Packaging Summit to Debut Alongside WestPack 2020
Oct 9th, 2019
Paperboard System is Lightweight, Recyclable and Designed for Child-Resistance
Oct 1st, 2019
Cannabis Research Lights Finally Turn Green
Sep 20th, 2019
DEA to Finally Expand Marijuana Research
Sep 6th, 2019
Update: DEA Plans to Expand Marijuana Research
“DEA anticipates that registering additional qualified marijuana growers will increase the variety of marijuana available for these purposes,” said DOJ announcement.
Aug 26th, 2019
Marijuana Legalization Likely Reduces Opioid Deaths
A new study published in Economic Inquiry linked the legalization of marijuana with significant reductions in opioid-related deaths.
Aug 12th, 2019
DEA Gets Sued for Shrugging at its Own Application Process for Medical Marijuana Testing
Despite the nationwide proliferation of state legalizations, as well as continued efforts from Congress to fast track medical research on marijuana, a lawsuit has been filed claiming the DEA has failed to act on medical cannabis research applications since 2016!
Aug 6th, 2019
Covertech Flexible Packaging: Child-Resistant Pouch
TruLoc, composed of a laminated oxygen barrier film, is air-tight and features a patented open/close mechanism.
Aug 5th, 2019
Long Island Patients Get Same-Day Medical Marijuana Delivery
Vireo Health announced it will be the first company to offer same-day delivery service for medical marijuana.
Jul 25th, 2019
CBD Products Coming Into Their Own
Major retailers offering CBD products will create demand for leaner processes and higher volumes of packaging, and will help to assure consumers about quality, a start to building national brands.
Jun 18th, 2019
New Clinical Trial Suggests Marijuana Helps Autistic Children
A new study found that marijuana extracts reduced disruptive behavior and improved social responsiveness in children with autism.
May 23rd, 2019
Small Packaging Poses Problems for Cannabis Brands, Too
An all-too-familiar issue for manufacturers of small pharmaceutical products and medical devices affects cannabis producers' consumer communication.
May 15th, 2019
Cannabis Brand Garden Society Incorporates Recyclable, Child-Resistant Packaging
When upgrading their packaging for CA compliance, the company found tamper-evident stickers and child-resistant boxes and cartons that maintain the botanical aesthetic.
May 8th, 2019
Growpacker Inc.: Child-Resistant Lids for Aluminum Cans
Cannasafe lids provide a resealable, child-resistant closure for THC-infused beverages that also fits with four- and six-pack holders.
Apr 23rd, 2019
FDA & FTC Crack Down on CBD False Medical Claims
The FDA and FTC sent warning letters to three CBD companies making false claims about treating diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Apr 5th, 2019
Medical device packaging
Canada Approves First Marijuana Medical Device
Health Canada has approved Resolve Digital’s smart vaporizer for a Medical Device License for cannabis use.
Mar 29th, 2019
PCI Joins the Fight on Opioid Abuse
PCI addresses opioid abuse by advocating for limited medication doses and using adherence-prompting unit-dose packs. Meanwhile, it’s closely watching Amazon and e-commerce for potential impact on Rx and OTC package design.
Mar 18th, 2019
‘Green’ Trend in Cannabis Packaging
As more states legalize medical marijuana, says a new report, the cannabis industry across the globe has grown more than 310% in the past four years.
Mar 13th, 2019
Marijuana May Inhibit Growth of Colon Cancer
Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine claim that cannabinoid compounds may inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells in the lab.
Feb 11th, 2019
CA Regulators Talk Cannabis Details
Representatives from the state of California presented their perspective on the landscape at the 2019 North American Cannabis Summit.
Feb 5th, 2019
Highlights from the North American Cannabis Summit
Updates on distribution, apps, creative dispensaries and the need for separate medical and recreational streams.
Feb 4th, 2019
The Future of the Cannabis Supply Chains
Is it time to break the cannabis supply chain into two separate discussions?
Jan 30th, 2019
Vape Cartridges with Cartoon Packaging Seized in Kansas
Deputies in Sedgwick County seized THC-infused vape cartridges intended for medical use that were smuggled from California.
Jan 30th, 2019
Q&A: Medical Cannabis Packaging Design
High-end material choices collide with child-resistant closures and packaging. From nasal sprays to triangular cartons, a designer talks choices and compliance challenges.
Jan 28th, 2019
Cannabis Packaging: Supplier’s Perspective
What does the cannabis market look like from those who supply packaging and machines? We asked a few to weigh in.
Jan 27th, 2019
Ohioans Spent $75k on Medical Marijuana on Opening Day
Four marijuana dispensaries in Ohio celebrated their grand opening on Wednesday, January 16th.
Jan 25th, 2019