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Why Does Cannabis Storage Require Specialized Packaging?

Jul. 14, 2021

It is reported that, compared with other packaging products, plastic packaging has unique advantages for cannabis. In addition, coupled with the fact that the United States has not yet introduced a unified Marijuana Packaging standards, some plastic packaging manufacturers have begun to seize the opportunity to enter this field. It is reported that 40% of the states have now legalized medical marijuana, of which four states also allow recreational use of marijuana. As a result, this fast-growing market presents opportunities for the flexible and rigid plastic packaging industry.

Although flexible packaging currently plays an important role, the share of the rigid plastic packaging market should not be underestimated. Particularly popular are the child-resistant pop bottle pop-up lids, which can be popped by applying pressure on the sidewalls. Protecting cannabis from crushing, air tightness, and a variety of shapes and colors are notable advantages of rigid packaging. So why does cannabis need professional packaging? Here's a breakdown of it all.

Childproof Glass Jar

Childproof Glass Jar

Conventional wisdom holds that ideally, cannabis should be stored in a 60% to 65% humidity range. Dry air makes herbs brittle, making them less potent and very pungent. Yes, this often happens. But unless your house is a dessert, it almost certainly won't happen to you. Humidity levels of 50% to 70% are said to be safe. Conversely, extreme humidity can promote mold growth. Again, this won't damage properly stored containers, but it is a significant problem. Investing in a dehumidifier can solve this problem.

Exposure to too much cannabis can damage trichomes. Trichomes are known to be sticky, and when you touch dried flowers, the trichomes tend to stick to your hands rather than the flowers. Too much touching can destroy the integrity of the flower, which means you'll end up shaking. While it's easy to get addicted to hiding or showing it to friends, only open the jar when you're ready for a full cannabis regimen.

Cannabis Packaging Suppliers recommend using glass jars. You need an airtight lid to prevent exposure to air and moisture and to maintain clear aroma penetration. While glass jars are always preferred, you need enough darkness to filter the light. In addition, choose one that is sturdy enough to withstand the occasional drop. Finally, consider using several bottles of different strains.

Stay away from children and teens. Smoking medical marijuana from children requires the same precautions that parents take to keep children away from prescription drugs and other harmful chemicals. Let them know that these products are medicine. If you have foods like cookies, make sure they are labeled and that your children know nothing about this label and should not consume them. If you have teenagers in your home, put your marijuana in a Childproof Glass Jar and be careful where you use it. They may not stumble across it. They may be looking for it. Keep it hidden out of sight.

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