Cannabinoid products are getting more and more popular. It is important that you understand how to prepare them for packaging. There are a myriad of ways you could package your product , based on the type of product you make however there are some general guidelines to adhere to.
What are the cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds that interacts with the brain’s ECS or endocannabinoid systems are a specific chemical compound. Although the cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant have a similarity to cannabinoids naturally occurring in the body and produce distinct effects, they are due to their interaction cannabinoid receptors. The Cannabinoids that can be present within the cannabis plant include THC, CBD, and CBN. Cannabinoids are substances that can be used to reduce inflammation, pain and relaxing. They haven’t yet been recognized by the FDA.
* Capsaicin (found in chili peppers) helps reduce itching; improves blood circulation; aids in weight loss, and eases pain
* Capsicum (found in the peppers belonging to the Capsicum family): reduces inflammation; assists digestion; aids with arthritis and rheumatism.
* Cinnamon can increase blood flow and helps reduce pain/inflammation
* Ginger: Increases circulation, reduces inflammation and pain. Soothes nausea
How to package your cannabinoid product for sale
1.) Label all packaging with information about safety. This includes the following: the ingredients of the product, what it does; and how often it is recommended to use it in conjunction with warnings about adverse negative reactions or side effects (if any) and expiration dates (if there is one).
2) Be sure that your labels contain a warning sign in the event that you use alcohol or nicotine in the cannabis extract you purchase.
3.) Cannabis products will not generally have an official seal, however they must still meet the specifications for labeling.
4) Cannabis products that are labeled for medical use should be packaged in childproof containers, which are 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 needs to be labeled with instructions about how to do it without harm, whether it’s meant to be smoked or vaped.
6) Cannabis that is to be eaten should have safety precautions in case of accidental consumption by pets, children, etc. In some circumstances, it will be required to be labeled properly for dosage amounts.
7.) For cannabis products that are consumed via vaping or smoking lids that are child-proof and warning labels must be utilized. Cannabis used for non-edible purposes does not require ingredient listing or dosage information.
8) Cannabis products must have THC on the label
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Packaging materials you will need
1) Containers that are child-proof for cannabis products that are meant to be ingested, including tablets/capsules, extracted oils, topicals (creams lotions, creams, etc. ) and prerolls (contains tobacco or a psychoactive substance) edibles infused with cannabis
2) Packaging materials that must to be kid-safe for cannabis products designed to be used in vaping or smoking such as prerolls (contains tobacco or a psychoactive substance), blunts (cigars that contain tobacco and other cannabinoids)
3) Packaging materials and indicators for cannabis products that are intended to be ingested through other means, including capsules/tablets, and edibles.
Materials for packaging and indicators
1.) Labels should be clear and legible, clearly identifying the brand and the product’s names. The label must include all ingredients that are inactive (for example, most capsules have cellulose) and also warnings regarding allergic reactions.
2) Packaging items that are not child-proof need to have specific instructions on how to open them in a safe manner by pushing the top, twisting the capor pulling off a tab
3) packaging materials designed to be childproof must provide clear directions on how to open them without risk, whether it is through pushing the top or cap off or removing a tab, etc.
4) Packaging materials that aren’t child-proof must be noted with their THC content.
Storage tips for packaging your extract of cannabidiol
1.) Place the bottle at the bottom of the container. The best place to store them is in a dark, cool area like a pantry or closet. Be sure to label the box with “Cannabinoid Extracts” and include all the ingredients, as well as storage instructions
2.) Make sure that cannabis extracts are out of reach of all other flammable substances
If you have pets or children, keep your items secure in a locked safe
If not being used ensure that cannabis extracts are kept in child-proof packaging
Here are some helpful tips on how you can safely and securely ship a cannabinoid-containing product
1.) Label the outside of your package with the cannabinoid extracts.
2) Don’t send it with the use of a carrier that combines cannabis and other products such as USPS (combines tobacco and marijuana).
3.) Make sure that the product is packed securely so that it does not open when it is in transit
4.) Use a hard case or box that is filled with packing peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.
5) Don’t make use of plastic bags.
6) Keep your product in the original packaging. Do not re-seal it in any way.
7) Verify that the seal on the package is intact, even if you only shipped the item within your country.
8) Be sure all ingredients and warning labels are clearly visible on the outer of the package.
9) Choose a shipping service with insurance. This will ensure that if anything occurs, you won’t be able to replace your item.
10) If you’re shipping the package via FedEx or UPS They require that the package be shipped on via ground and with a signature confirmation. There is also the services such as OnTrac (not associated with UPS).
11) You are only able to ship to dispensaries who are licensed in California. However, make sure you first contact your state/city to find out the way they would like you to label your product or ship it.
12) Don’t mail it using an individual carrier, such as USPS (combines tobacco and marijuana).
13) Don’t ship via the mail if you’re sending it across state boundaries.
14) If you’re shipping outside of your own state and country, be sure to know what your state/city requires you to ship/label your product first.