Cannabinoid products are growing in popularity. It is crucial to understand how to prepare them for packaging. There are many ways that you can package your products based on the type of product you are making however there are some general guidelines you must adhere to.
What are the cannabinoids and what are they doing to the body?
Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds which interact with the brain’s ECS or endocannabinoid systems are a type of chemical compound. Although the cannabinoids present in this plant are comparable to the cannabinoids that naturally occur in the body but they create different effects because of their interaction with cannabinoid receptors. THC, CBD and CBN are the three primary cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are substances that can be used to reduce pain, inflammation, and creating relaxation. They are not acknowledged by FDA.
* Capsaicin (found in chili peppers) reduces itching and increases blood circulation; helps with weight loss; eases pain.
* Capsicum (found in peppers of the Capsicum family) reduces inflammation and aids digestion; aids in arthritis and rheumatism.
* Cinnamon: stimulates blood flow, decreases inflammation and pain.
* Ginger: Increases circulation; relieves pain/inflammation. It soothes nausea.
How to package your cannabinoid products to sell
1.) Label all packaging with safety information- this includes the following: the ingredients of the product, what it is used for; how often it can be used in conjunction with warnings about adverse effects or adverse reactions (if there are any) as well as the expiration date (if any).
2) Use a warning sign on your labels in case you drink alcohol, nicotine, or cannabis extract.
3) Cannabis products will not usually have the official seal of approval, but they should meet all conditions for labeling.
4) Cannabis products labeled as for medical purposes should be packaged in child-proof containers, which are mandated by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). Recreational Cannabis is not subject to this requirement.
5) Cannabis that is to be vaporized should include directions about how to do it without harm, whether it’s intended to be smoked or vaped.
6.) Cannabis that is to be consumed should be protected in place in the case of accidental consumption by pets, children etc. Also, in certain circumstances, it will be required to be properly labeled with dosage quantities.
7) Cannabis products meant to be consumed through smoking or vaping require child-proof lids, appropriate warning labels and ingredient listings. Cannabis that is not edible doesn’t require ingredient lists or dosage information.
8) Cannabis products must have the THC content stated on the label
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You will require packaging materials
1.) Protective containers that are used for storage of cannabis-related products such as capsules/tablets and extracted oils. ) Prerolls (contains tobacco or a psychoactive substance) edibles infused with cannabis
2) Packaging materials should be child-proofed for cannabis products to be smoked or vaped for example, prerolls (contains nicotine or another psychoactive ingredient) blunts, cigarettes and other products which contain tobacco and other cannabinoids.
3) Indicators and packaging materials for cannabis products. They are designed to be consumed via other methods like capsules/tablets, or edibles.
Packaging materials and indicators
1.) Labels should always be legible, clearly identifying the product’s brand name and, along with any necessary warning labels. Labels should contain all ingredients.
2) Packaging materials that are not child-proof must have clear instructions on how to open them safely by pushing the top, twisting the cap, or pulling off a tab, or any other method.
3) Packaging materials for children must clearly labeled with instructions on how to open them, such as by twisting the top, pushing it open, or pulling off a tab.
Packaging materials that aren’t childproof must contain the THC content.
Storage tips for packaging your cannabidiol extract
1.) Place the bottle close to the bottom of the box. The ideal place to store the bottles is in a dark, cool space such as a pantry or in a closet. Label the container with “Cannabinoid Extracts” as well as all ingredients as well as storage instructions.
2) Keep cannabis extracts away from reach of any other substances that can ignite.
3) Make sure to keep your extracts in the safe of a secure location if you have pets or children
4) Place cannabis extracts in child-proof containers when they aren’t being utilized.
Tips on how to ship the cannabinoid item in a secure and safe manner
1.) Mark the outside of the package with the cannabinoid extracts.
2.) Don’t send it with an option that mixes cannabis with other products, like USPS (combines marijuana and tobacco).
3) Check that the product is properly packaged to ensure it won’t break when it is in transit.
4) Fill the box or hard case with bubble wrap, packing peanuts etc.
5) Don’t use plastic bags.
6.) Don’t seal the product.
7.) Be sure that the seal on your package is still intact, even if you only shipped the product within your own country.
8) Make sure all ingredients and warning labels are clearly visible on the outside of the package.
9) Utilize a reputable shipping service that includes insurance. You can be confident that your product will not be damaged in the event that something goes wrong.
10) FedEx and UPS require that packages be delivered ground with signature confirmation. It is also possible to use the services such as OnTrac (not affiliated with UPS).
11) You can only deliver to dispensaries with a license in California. However, make sure to first check with your state or city for the way they would like you to label the product and ship it.
12) Do not send it with a private carrier like USPS (combines tobacco and cannabis).
13) If you are shipping it across state lines Do not send it through the mail.
14) When you ship within your state or country be sure to verify how your city or state is requiring you to label your product.