The cannabis industry is fast growing, bringing new developments in law, innovation, and practical use just about daily. As champions for cannabis, we’re always in tune, and in this past month of August, we’ve had the privilege of sharing what we know with some of the industry’s brightest minds while remaining on the forefront of leading sustainability in cannabis. Check out some of the top developments from August:
- Defining Child Resistant Packaging Webinar: On August 21st, we had the opportunity to share what we know about child resistant packaging with business leaders across the cannabis industry. In an informative 30 minute webinar, we discussed the necessity of compliance and safety with child resistant packaging as the cannabis industry grows. Stay tuned for our next webinar on the latest practices in compliance, packaging, and labeling in cannabis.
- Tainted Vape Cartridges Harm 7 People in California: We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the seven people harmed by unregulated cannabis vaporizer cartridges in Hanford, California. More than ever, we should hold the safety of our community at the forefront of our minds, especially as we work to change the stigma surrounding cannabis. When shopping for your next cannabis product, avoid unlicensed pop-up markets as they won’t adhere to the same safety standards that dispensaries adhere to. And if you experience shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, or trouble breathing while vaping THC that you got off the street, you should visit the ER immediately.
- House Bill 2612 Goes into Effect on August 30th: The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act goes into effect Friday, August 30th. This measure enacts regulations surrounding packaging and labeling requirements while protecting patient access to cannabis by prohibiting a ban on smokable flower or limits on the amount of THC in medical marijuana products. This bill also includes employment protections for medical marijuana patients, including a ban on firing or refusing to hire employees solely based off a positive test for marijuana components or metabolites.
- Policy Changes in Washington, DC, Lead to Acceptance of Medical Marijuana Cards from Any State: Earlier this month, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that dispensaries in Washington, DC, will now accept valid medical marijuana cards from any of the 27 states that permit it, providing patients that need access to medical marijuana the license to obtain it without contributing to the illegal market.
As environmentally conscious champions for sustainable packaging and cannabis, we’re always looking to stay on the forefront of what’s happening in our industry. If you’re interested in exploring our packaging solutions, contact sales and marketing directly by emailing [email protected] or by calling us at 720.651.9384.