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  Cannabis Packaging: Paper or Plastic   With the onset of the cannabis industry there has spurred many designs of packaging of cannabis products in many different forms. From plastic bags and pouches, plastic cases, cardboard cases, and metal boxes. Notable requirements for cannabis packaging include ‘child-resistant’, moisture control, air tight, aroma-proof, portability, light-weight, easy to use, reuse (or repurpose), recyclable, environmentally safe, and branding (or ease of...

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What goes into Developing Packaging?  Packaging development can be broken down into four key important elements: Requirements – what is a MUST for the package? These are items that must be present to make the package marketable, safe and effective. Wishes – A WISH is an item that might make the package better or more marketable, but is not a deal killer for further exploration and...

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The Story Behind Child Resistant Packaging During the Kennedy administration there was rising concern about the accidental poisoning of children.  Programs emphasized basic preventive measures involving handling, use, and storage.  Unintentional poisonings by medicines and household products was considered by most pediatricians to be the leading cause of injury to children aged 5 and under.  In 1970, the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) was signed into...

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CRATIV was conceived in April of 2015.  We began market research on child-resistant packaging, developed design requirements, and are now manufacturing our first product, The CRATIV Case.  The Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Las Vegas November 16th - 18th will be our global launch! Photo Credit: mjbizconference.com We're so excited to have identified a gap in the cannabis industry where there is a significant need for both cannabusinesses,...

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It’s that time of year again, and no we aren’t talking about  the upcoming daylight savings date… It’s Pumpkin Spice season! Break out your @Starbucks card, pick up a pumpkin spice latte and get comfy because we’re about to get CRATIV. Have you heard about the latest trends in edibles? Not just your Grandma’s ordinary oven baked treats, check out these edibles in this week’s baked goods. Photo...

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We all know the Denver market is booming with business in the marijuana industry. From grow houses to retail distributors, you can see companies of all sorts popping up over the map. The line of business has mainly been distribution and consumption. But as of recently, there are a lot of complimentary innovative businesses developing. The marijuana boom has continued to be a positive economic...

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