In our top 10 of 2019, we profiled Garden Society, a cannabis brand in California that sought new child-resistant packaging for edibles and pre-rolls. They offered a candid look at the issues surrounding packaging, from small real estate on labels to tamper-evident stickers.
Garden Society launched in Sonoma County, CA, in 2016 with the mission of delivering high-quality cannabis edibles and pre-rolls to women looking to relieve pain, stress and live life more fully. The company emphasizes the use of biodynamic farming methods, fair trade and locally sourced ingredients, and conveys a natural, sophisticated feel through their botanical graphics and packaging.
California’s Proposition 65 requiring child-resistant packaging for cannabis products went into effect in July 2018. The startup sought a sustainable child-resistant box, but Karli Warner, Garden Society’s Co-Founder, says many were hard to use or didn’t have the desired materials.
“Cannabis packaging is really challenging. Right now, there aren’t great sustainable options,” says Warner…