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The Cannabis Gold Rush: New Frontiers in Packaging

To date, 11 states have legalized recreational cannabis, 33 states have legalized medical cannabis, and it’s a safe bet that more are on the way in both categories. There is the smokable form, and there are edibles. CBD (cannabidiol), which comes from the cannabis sativa plant but does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana), is becoming popular in the health and wellness world, turning up in everything from dietary supplements to athletic wear. We are even starting to see specific cannabis-related products appearing in our own industry—namely, hemp-based paper. We are starting to see regulations emerge regarding the various kinds of cannabis packaging, regulations that seem to change by the day. It’s very much the Wild West, and some companies have started to tame the frontier. What are the opportunities for print and packaging businesses?

Stas Chirkov, Founder of Blunt Skincare, a consumer products company that manufactures a line of CBD oils for health and beauty applications.

Mickey Waite, Packaging, Product Development & Sourcing Expert, and former Project Print Producer at Canndescent.

Michelle Turner, Brand Manager for Neenah Packaging, which launched a line of hemp fiber papers for folding carton converting

This is an essential webinar for commercial print business owners and managers and packaging printers and converters looking to expand into a growing new market. Learn about the current regulatory environment surrounding cannabis-related products, the unique requirements for cannabis-related packaging, and strategies for expanding into this dynamic new product area.

 

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