Cannabinoid products have been increasing in popularity. It is essential to understand how to packaging them. There are a myriad of ways you can package your product based on the type of product you are making however there are some general guidelines that you should adhere to.
What are they and what can they do to the body?
Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds that work with the brain’s system of endocannabinoid or ECS. The cannabinoids found in this plant mimic cannabinoids that naturally occur in the body, but they are different in that they work with receptors for cannabinoid in order to generate their effects. The Cannabinoids that can be found in the cannabis plant are THC, CBD, and CBN. The cannabis cannabinoids that people put on their bodies to reduce inflammation and pain, and to help to induce relaxation (not yet accepted by the FDA) include:
* Capsaicin (found in chili peppers): reduces itching; improves blood circulation; assists in weight loss and reduces the pain
* Capsicum (found in the peppers belonging to the Capsicum family) helps reduce inflammation; aids digestion; assists with arthritis and rheumatism.
* Cinnamon: increases blood flow, reduces pain/inflammation
* Ginger: Increases circulation, reduces inflammation and pain. Soothes nausea
How do you package your cannabis products for sale
1) Label all packaging with information about safety. This includes: the ingredients in the product, the method by which it is used, the frequency of use of use, and any warnings for side reactions or adverse reactions (if appropriate); expiration date (if applicable).
2.) Check that your labels contain warnings in the event that you use alcohol or nicotine in the cannabis extract you purchase.
3.) Cannabis products will not usually have the official seal of approval, but they must meet all conditions for labeling.
4) All cannabis products that are labeled as medical should be packed in child-proof containers. This is mandated by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). This is not required for cannabis used in recreational use.
5.) Cannabis that is to be vaporized must include instructions on how to do so safely, regardless of whether it’s meant to be smoked or vaped.
6.) Cannabis that is to be eaten should have safety precautions for the possibility of accidental consumption by pets, children, etc. In some situations, it may be required to be properly labeled with the dosage amount.
7) Cannabis products meant to be consumed via smoking or vaping need child-proof lids, appropriate warning labels, and ingredient list. Cannabis for non-edible use is not required to list ingredients or dosage information.
8.) Cannabis products are required to have the THC content listed on the label.
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You will need packaging materials
1) Containers with protection that are used for storage of cannabis products such as capsules/tablets and extracted oils. Prerolls (contains nicotine or a psychoactive substance) and edibles that contain cannabis.
2.) Packaging materials that must be safe for children for cannabis products to be vaped or smoked for example, prerolls (contains nicotine or another psychoactive ingredient), blunts and cigarettes that contain tobacco , as well as other cannabinoids.
3.) Packaging materials/indicators for cannabis products that are meant to be ingested through other methods, such as capsules/tablets and edibles.
Materials for packaging and indicators
1.) Labels must always be clearly legible and clearly indicate the brand and product names. Labels should include all ingredients.
2) packaging materials that aren’t marked for children with instructions on how to open them safely. This may include pulling off a tab or pushing the top.
3.) Packaging materials that are meant to be childproof should provide clear directions for opening the package safely, whether it is by pushing the top, twisting the cap, pulling off a tab, etc.
4.) packaging materials that are not child-proof must be noted with their THC content.
Tips on packing your extracted cannabidiol
1.) Place your bottle at the bottom of the box. You can keep them in a cool, dark place like in a pantry or closet. You must label the box with “Cannabinoid Extracts” and include the ingredients and storage guidelines
2.) Place cannabis extracts in a separate container from other materials that are flammable.
If you have children or pets, make sure to keep your valuables secure by locking your safe
When not in use, place cannabis extracts in child-proof packaging.
Here are some helpful tips on how to safely and securely ship a cannabinoid containing product
1.) Note the outside of the container with “Cannabinoid Extracts”.
2.) Do not send it via a method which combines cannabis with other products like USPS (combines cannabis and tobacco).
3) Ensure that your product is packed securely so it doesn’t break open when it is in transit.
4.) Utilize a case that is hard or box with packing peanuts, bubble wrap and so on.
5) Don’t use plastic bags.
6.) Make sure to keep your product in the original packaging, and do not re-seal it in any way.
7) Verify that the seal is still intact on the package even if it was shipped within the country you reside in.
8.) Check that the ingredients are clearly stated on the exterior of your packaging, as well as any required warning labels on how to open the package/ingredients.
9) Utilize a reputable shipping service with insurance. You can rest assured that your product is safe if anything goes wrong.
10.) FedEx and UPS require that packages be delivered by ground, with a signature confirmation. There is also services like OnTrac (not associated with UPS).
11) It is only possible to ship to dispensaries licensed in California. But, be sure you check first with your city/state to see how they’d like you to label your product or ship it.
12) Don’t mail it using an unofficial carrier like USPS (combines marijuana and tobacco).
13) If you are sending it across state boundaries Do not send it through the mail.
14) If you are shipping within your state and country, be sure you check what your state/city wants to label your product or ship it first.