Packaging

Learn everything you need to know about packaging CBD Products.

Packaging CBD products is an art. Companies have ensured the right package for the right product to maintain integrity and shelf life.  For instance, gummies need the right package so don’t stick together. The flower needs to be packaged correctly so it does not mold. Oils and creams need the right pump or delivery mechanism so they apply correctly. To package correctly can be an expensive proposition and for companies a challenge to source. Packing is a part of the cost of goods sold and for quality products that package well the price can be affected. So, for CBD like anything sometimes you get what you pay for. Packaging can come in the form of plastic, glass, pouches, pens for vaping, pre-rolls in tubes and a wide variety of options. Application of the content can be in the form of stickers or printed on a package which is more professional and of course more expensive.

 

Marketing

There are rules of what you can and can not say in marketing CBD products. There is usually not a lot of room for promotional content but be aware of products that claim they solve certain health considerations. 

 

Childproofing

Childproof packaging is not a legal consideration but many, if not most, retailers will demand child proof packaging especially one gummies and other food related items. 

 

FDA

Labeling requirements are on a state-by-state basis. Some states permit the sale of CBD in foods and dietary supplements but require specific label information and warning requirements. For Instance, 

Florida requires items for all food related CBD.  A good article address Florida considerations: : https://acslabcannabis.com/blog/extraction/floridas-hemp-cbd-extract-labeling-rules-explained

 

QR Codes

Third party testing results of CBD products is the best way to ensure quality. The process is QR codes on packaging that leads to a COA (Certificate of Authenticity). There is a wealth of technical information. However there are two main considerations: what’s in the product and what’s not. For Instance, how much THC if any, how much CBD (and other cannabinoids) and what’s not in it (hopefully) like heavy metals and pesticides. There is a lot of not good CBD out there. If there is not QR code and corresponding testing result, steer clear. The process of managing and updating can be a cumbersome process but its the best way to keep consumers educated and hopefully quality CBD products that adhere to standards rise to the top.

 

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