Cannabis Packaging: How to Choose the Right Bag

Cannabis packaging is a huge concern for any cannabis industry professional. The right bag can make or break the sale of your product, and you want to be sure that it’s beautiful, durable, and appealing. In this blog post, we will go over all of the basics when it comes to choosing a bag for your products- from size options to materials used in manufacturing.

What are the different types of cannabis packaging?

-Folded Kraft Paper Bag: A folded paper bag is the most affordable option. The folding process creates a crease that can be seen in the front of your packaging, which may bother some customers. These bags come with an adhesive strip on the back to seal them shut and are available in different sizes ranging from 12×12 inches all the way up to 22×22 inches.

Blister Packaging: Blister packs offer great protection for cannabis products like edibles or vape cartridges because they have a clear plastic cover over what’s inside them. They also provide branding space so you can put graphics or information about your product right on its exterior surface without needing any other methods of labeling – this makes them very easy to use. Blister packs are most commonly produced using a thermoforming process and can be made out of either PET or PVC plastic.

Bags with Zippers: Bags that have zippers provide an extra layer of security for your product, especially when it comes to things like edibles which may attract pests if left in less protected packaging. The zipper is also helpful in giving you more control over the size of each individual package – you can choose how many ounces will go into each one without needing to cut them open yourself.

Shatterproof Packaging: Cannabis products like oils don’t do well if they’re exposed to sunlight because this encourages oxidation (meaning your cannabis oil would lose potency). This makes shatterproof packages great options for this type of product. They are made with materials like PVC or PET and have a UV-resistant layer on the outside to protect your cannabis oil from sunlight.

Biodegradable Packaging: Biodegradable products come in many different shapes, sizes, and styles so we’ll address them individually below.

What should I consider when choosing one?

The Size: The size of your cannabis packaging should be a reflection of how much product you have to put in it. You’ll want either an appropriate-sized bag or individual packages with a zipper if the amount is more than one ounce and you don’t need that many bags (or if there are different types of products inside).

What’s Inside? If you’re selling edibles, vape cartridges concentrate, or oils then biodegradable packaging might not work for what you need. If this is the case but blister packs appeal to you as they offer great protection for these kinds of products like blisters do for other consumables like medicine bottles – just make sure that all materials used in manufacturing are FDA compliant.

The Environment: Plant-based biodegradable packaging is the best option for environmentally conscious cannabis professionals. This type of packaging doesn’t negatively impact our environment because it’s compostable and breaks down in a landfill over time, unlike materials like PVC or PET which can do more harm than good to the planet. Biodegradability also means no fossil fuel consumption when making bags – so they’re an eco-friendly alternative!

What type of closure is best for my product – zipper, Velcro, button-and-loop, or drawstring?

Zipper: Zippers provide an extra layer of security for your product, especially when it comes to things like edibles which may attract pests if left in less protected packaging. This marijuana bag is also helpful in giving you more control over the size of each individual package – you can choose how many ounces will go into each one without needing to cut them open yourself.

Velcro: Velcro provides a quick and easy closure option that’s relatively inexpensive and doesn’t require any additional hardware or instruments beyond what came with the bag itself (ex. scissors). They’re also reusable which means you won’t need as many bags per order as somebody who uses buttons would have!

Button & Loop: Button Loop closures come in many different styles and are a great option for those who want to use recycled or recyclable packaging. Generally, they’re easy to put together by hand while also being able to withstand rough handling in transit better than Velcro might be.

Drawstring: Drawstrings make it possible for the bag’s opening size (and therefore how much product is inside) to vary on demand – so this closure type offers some versatility that other types don’t provide! They’re often made with elastic material which makes them cheaper than zippers but more expensive than button & loop closures.”

Conclusion

There are a lot of things to think about when choosing the right type of cannabis packaging – and that’s why it can be so hard! There is no one-size-fits-all option for this (which is something we’ve seen with other consumables like medicine bottles), but hopefully you found some useful information in this article. The best way to assess what will make your business run more smoothly is by determining how much product needs protection, what kind of material should provide that protection, and if there are any environmental considerations.

When designing your package, consider: What size of packaging do I need? How much product am I protecting? Is my environment an issue or consideration? And does my chosen closure work well for me?”

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