In a recent interview with Rachel Kane, a packaging engineer at Sure Lock Packaging (SLP), the importance of child safety and packaging in the cannabis industry was discussed. Rachel sheds light on the need for child-resistant packaging, the evolving regulations, and the responsibility of manufacturers in ensuring product safety.
Why SLP entered the industry:
Rachel entered the packaging industry in 2016 and noticed a significant gap in the market for lower volume runs of attractive packaging. With the ever-changing regulations in the cannabis industry, such as warnings and image restrictions, excessive packaging accumulation becomes a concern for many cannabis companies. Therefore, having the capability to produce low volume runs of beautiful packaging became a crucial aspect that Rachel aimed to address through Sure Lock Packaging.
Child safety and the tragedy in Virginia:
The interview also touched upon a recent incident in Virginia where a four-year-old child passed away after consuming THC edibles. While the specifics of the incident were not entirely clear, the importance of child safety in cannabis packaging was highlighted. State regulations often require child-resistant packaging for THC products, such as concentrates, oils, and edibles. Rachel explains that child-resistant packaging undergoes rigorous testing, ensuring that children cannot open it within a set time limit.
Balancing regulations and public safety:
The conversation then shifted to the broader implications of cannabis legalization. While some business owners may perceive regulations as excessive, they play a vital role in protecting the public. Legalization raises concerns about children’s access to cannabis products and how law enforcement enforces regulations related to impaired driving. Rachel emphasizes the role of education in promoting responsible use and proper storage of cannabis products.
Liability and accountability:
In cases where tragic incidents occur, such as the child’s death in Virginia, determining liability becomes crucial. Manufacturers question whether they have taken all necessary precautions, including packaging products in child-resistant containers. The interview raises the question of whether the liability lies with the manufacturer or the supplier of the child-resistant packaging.
The interview with Rachel from Sure Lock Packaging provides valuable insights into the significance of child safety and packaging in the cannabis industry. As regulations continue to evolve, manufacturers and suppliers must prioritize child-resistant packaging to prevent accidents. By striking a balance between regulations, public safety, and responsible use, the industry can continue to grow while safeguarding the well-being of consumers, especially children.
Call to action:
Are you ready to take your cannabis packaging to the next level? Look no further than Sure Lock Packaging (SLP) for all your child-resistant packaging needs. Our team of experts is here to provide you with visually stunning packaging solutions that comply with the ever-changing regulations of the cannabis industry.
With SLP, you can expect:
- Customizable options: We offer a wide range of child-resistant packaging choices, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your products. From concentrates to prerolls, we’ve got you covered.
- Eye-catching designs: Stand out on dispensary shelves with our captivating packaging designs. Our team of creative professionals will work closely with you to bring your vision to life.
- Regulatory expertise: Navigating the complex landscape of cannabis regulations can be daunting. Rest assured, our experienced team will guide you through the process, ensuring compliance with state and federal requirements.
- Trend insights: Stay ahead of the game with our industry trend analysis. We’ll help you identify regional preferences and emerging market opportunities, so you can make informed decisions for your brand.
Don’t compromise on safety or style. Trust Sure Lock Packaging to deliver top-notch child-resistant packaging that will impress both your customers and regulatory authorities.
Ready to elevate your cannabis packaging game? Contact us today at 651-202-3275 to discuss your packaging needs with our knowledgeable team. Let’s make your products shine while keeping safety at the forefront. Remember, with Sure Lock Packaging, your cannabis packaging mysteries are solved!
You can find the full podcast episode here.