Public Health of Cannabis Packaging

As more and more states welcome recreational marijuana use, the regulations surrounding its growth, transfer, and commerce are being developed as well. In the state of Oregon, public health officials and politicians have an interest in making sure marijuana is used in the safest way possible, and to keep it out of the hands of the under 21 crowd. The state also wants to discourage folks from driving under the influence and to warn them that the effects of certain types of marijuana (particularly edibles) may not be felt for 2 or more hours. They also aim to direct buyers in the proper use, hence informing customers of the amounts… Read More

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What is Mylar?

Mylar’s Origin & History When Mylar was developed in the 1950’s it is doubtful that the inventors realized that Mylar would one day be a very important material for the recreational and medical cannabis industry. Mylar was developed to be a superior alternative cellophane and quickly replaced cellophane. Mylar has been used in many applications including by NASA. for space suits and in experimental balloons Mylar is technically a BoPET plastics, which is basically a specially designed polyester. Marijuana and cannabis packaging is only one of the uses for Mylar, it is used in many applications because of its unique barrier properties. Mylar as a Barrier Packaging Solution Mylar can… Read More

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Grumpy Cat, She Gets It

As a marijuana entrepreneur, you probably feel as though you’re juggling so many things at once. From growing or processing the bud, hiring new employees, maintaining your website, marketing, payroll, bills, putting out fires (figuratively speaking of course), it just never ends! This is especially true in the MJ industry—it’s still the Wild West in many ways. Each state has different rules and regulations regarding medicinal and/or recreational use. Then you’ve got confusing and differing rules for child safety packaging. There are guidelines for how you collect sales tax. In many cities, dispensaries struggle to even remain open because city councils close them down. Let’s face it, this industry is… Read More

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Welcome to Oregon…Recreational Marijuana Coming Soon!

Land of the rose and sunshine, Land of the summer’s breeze; Laden with health and vigor, Fresh from the western seas. Blest by the blood of martyrs, Land of the setting sun; Hail to thee, Land of Promise, My Oregon. Oregon, My Oregon J.A. Buchanan   What you need to know about recreational marijuana in Oregon. In November 2014, Oregon voters, through a ballot initiative Measure 91, said yes to legalizing recreational marijuana. Now in less than 30 days, on July 1st 2015, Measure 91 will be implemented by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). Woo hoo, it’s a free for all! Not so fast, guys and gals. Starting July… Read More

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Packaging 101: Start Thinking of it as A Marketing Tool

When you are a grower or edibles producer, you are probably swamped in the day-to-day details of the business. It’s all about growing and harvesting the bud. If you are an edibles maker, it’s about creating new recipes and trying new flavors which your customers may enjoy. Packaging your product can easily become an afterthought, a last-minute rush decision—just send me something that will fit my products so I can get them on the shelves. Sound familiar? At C4M, we talk to people every day who need to get bags delivered not in a few days or a week, but business owners who really needed to place an order a… Read More

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Keeping Weed Fresh: What is MVTR

What is a Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate?  And Why Should I Care? So you started your marijuana business and things are really starting to pick up.  You’ve decided to start packaging your edibles/shake/buds etc. and every time you try and replace your turkey bag you keep hearing about barrier packaging and moisture and oxygen transmission rates.  Seriously, what the heck is that? And why should you care?  The answer has to do with the quality of your product and the shelf life while it’s sitting in a bag.  Basically, how long will the product last sitting on a shelf and how long can your end use customer enjoy it before… Read More

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A Federal End to the Prohibition of Marijuana

Exciting times for those who support the legalization of marijuana here in America. Two separate congressmen filed house bills this past Friday that if passed would take Marijuana off the controlled substances act and tax it. This would also transfer all power of regulation of the plant to the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives. Although these bills would legalize Marijuana on a federal level it would not force the legalization upon individual states. Each state will still have the right to vote on the subject and if they choose to legalize, the federal government would then be able to help regulate marijuana and its taxes in the state.… Read More

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Jamaica Begins Changing its Stance on Marijuana

In Jamaica on 01/23/15 a bill to amend the dangerous drugs act was laid on the table by their minister of justice senator Mark Golding. This amendment was passed only weeks later on 02/06/15, a date in which I’d like to think deliberately passed it on because its Bob Marley’s birthday. It’s no secret Bob Marley was against the political oppression of Marijuana, and this amendment takes the country one step closer to decriminalizing the herb. The amendment reduces the penalties of 2 ounces or less of cannabis to only a ticket and no mark on the criminal record, it also allows for the cultivation of up to five plants.… Read More

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