California Cannabis companies have many laws and regulations they must abide by to protect their licenses and consumers. Child-proofing your products is imperative especially if you are in the manufacturing industry. If you hold a Cannabis manufacturing license, you are required by law to use child-resistant packaging on all your products. These standards are set by California Cannabis entities as well as the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). According to these requirements, your packaging must be tested and certified by the PPA standards. This means plastic packaging must be 4 mils thick, heat-sealed, and be free of an easy-open tap, corner, or flap. If you manufacture a liquid Cannabis product, your bottles must be sealed with a pry-off metal crown.

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In addition to these specifications, there are multiple categories you can choose from to ensure your packaging is child-resistant.

Multi-Use Packaging

Better known a lifetime child-resistant packaging, multi-use packages maintain their protection against minors for the lifetime of the packaging. The products can be open and closed multiple times and still remain impenetrable to children.

Cannabis companies use multi-use packaging for these products:

  • Edibles
  • Tinctures and Capsules
  • Orally-Consumed Concentrates
  • Suppositories

Single-Use Packaging

Single-use packaging is known as “initially child-resistant.” This means this type of packaging is no longer considered child-proof once it has been opened. When using this packaging, you must include the correct labeling to inform consumers that it may not be protective against children once it’s been unsealed.

Single-use child-resistant packaging is used for the following products:

  • Cannabis Flower
  • Pre-Rolls
  • Topicals
  • Dab, Shatter, Wax
  • Vape Cartridges

Best Packaging for Your Cannabis Company

Whether you choose to use single-use or multi-use packaging, it’s imperative you follow the child-resistant standards. This is where a Cannabis lawyer like those at Unlock Legal can help. We know the ins and outs of the California Cannabis law and can make sure that your license is always protected. We can help you effortlessly navigate the state and federal regulations and ensure your business remains in compliance at every level.

Do you need assistance with your cannabis business?  We can help.  Give us a call at 949-268-2857.

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