Cannabinoid products are gaining popularity as well, so it is vital to be aware of how to prepare them for sale. You can package your product in various ways, based on the kind of product but there are fundamental guidelines to adhere to.
What are cannabinoids and what are they doing to the body?
Cannabinoids are a family of chemical compounds that interact with the brain’s endocannabinoid system or ECS. While the cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant have a similarity to cannabinoids naturally occurring in our bodies however, they have different effects due to their interaction with cannabinoid receptors. The Cannabinoids which can be present within the cannabis plant include THC, CBD, and CBN. The cannabinoids people apply in their bodies to alleviate pain and inflammation and help to induce relaxation (not yet accepted by the FDA) include:
* Capsaicin (found in chili peppers) reduces itching and improves blood circulation, aids with weight loss; reduces pain.
* Capsicum (found in peppers of the Capsicum family): reduces inflammation; aids digestion; aids in arthritis and rheumatism
* Cinnamon increases blood flow and decreases pain and inflammation
* Ginger: Increases circulation and eases pain/inflammation. Helps to reduce nausea.
How to package your cannabinoid product for sale
1.) Label every packaging item with information about safety. This includes the ingredient list of the product, its method of use, is used, the frequency of use and warnings regarding side effects or adverse reactions (if applicable); expiration date (if relevant).
2.) Add a warning symbol on your labels in case you drink alcohol, nicotine, or cannabis extract.
3.) Cannabis products will not usually have an official seal, but they should still meet all legal requirements for labeling.
4.) The cannabis products that are labeled as medical must be packaged in child-proof containers. This is mandated by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). It is not mandatory for recreational cannabis.
How to smoke or vape safely cannabis should be provided.
6) Cannabis that is to be eaten should have safety precautions in place in the case of accidental consumption by children, pets, etc. In some instances, it is required to be labeled properly for dosage quantities.
7.) For cannabis products that are ingested by smoking or vaping lids for children and warning labels are required. Non-edible cannabis does not need to be labeled or provided with dose information.
8.) Cannabis products must have the THC content on the label
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You will need packaging materials
1) Containers that are protected and can be used to store cannabis-related products, such as capsules/tablets as well as extracted oils. ) or prerolls (contains tobacco or a psychoactive substance) edibles that contain cannabis
2.) Packaging materials that need be child-proofed for cannabis products that are meant to be vaped or smoked, including prerolls (contains tobacco or a psychoactive substance), blunts (cigars which contain tobacco as well as other cannabinoids)
3) packaging materials/indicators for cannabis products that are intended to be consumed via other ways, like capsules or tablets, and edibles.
Packaging materials and indicators
1.) Labels must always be clear and legible, clearly identifying the brand and product names as well as any warning labels. Labels must contain all ingredients.
2.) Packaging products that aren’t child-proof must have clearly laid out instructions on how to open them in a safe manner, whether it is through pressing the top, turning the cap over, pulling off a tab, etc
3.) Packaging materials that are designed to be childproof must have clear instructions on how to open them in a safe manner, whether that is by pushing the top and twisting the cap and removing the tab, etc.
Packaging materials that aren’t childproof must contain the THC content.
Tips on packing your extracted cannabidiol
1.) Place the bottle at the bottom of the container. You can keep them in a dark, cool place like in a pantry or closet. Label the container with “Cannabinoid Extracts” as well as all ingredients and storage directions.
2.) Store cannabis extracts away from other flammable materials.
3) Keep your extracts in a locked safe if you have pets or children
When not in use keep cannabis extracts in childproof packaging.
Here are some suggestions for how to send a product safely and securely cannabinoid-rich product.
1) Label the outside of your packaging as cannabinoid extracts.
2.) Don’t ship it through a transporter that combines both cannabis and other types of products such as USPS (combines tobacco and cannabis).
3.) Make sure that the product is packed securely so that it doesn’t open when it is in transit
4.) Fill a box or hard case with packing peanuts, bubble wrapping etc.
5) Don’t use plastic bags.
6) Do not seal your product.
7.) Verify that the seal on your package is still intact even if it was only the product within your own country.
8) Check that all ingredients and labels for warnings are visible on the outer of your packaging.
9) Utilize a reputable shipping service that is insured. This ensures that if anything goes wrong, you don’t lose your product.
10.) If you’re shipping the package through FedEx or UPS, they require that the package be shipped on via ground and with a signature confirmation. There is also an option like OnTrac (not affiliated with UPS).
11) You are only able to deliver to dispensaries with a license in California. But, be sure to first check with your state or city to determine the way they would like you to ship/label the product.
12) Do not send it using a private service like USPS (combines tobacco and cannabis).
13) Don’t send anything through the mail, if you’re sending it across state boundaries.
14) If you are shipping to your state and country, make sure you check what your state/city requires you to label or ship your product first.