Many states that mandate child-resistant packaging for cannabis require the containers to go through a rigorous—and expensive—testing process. That’s why it’s important for packaging designers to be well-versed in what works and what doesn’t before sending finished items to a testing laboratory. Cypress, California-based KushCo Holdings provides packaging to many cannabis businesses. Currently, the company is working on a project for a large U.S. marijuana business, and KushCo sent a team to the Chinese factory where the packaging is being made to test the design. However, childproof testing is pricey with a cost of nearly $8,000 to test a product. Keeping children out of cannabis containers isn’t the only consideration for packaging designers. Packages are also made senior-friendly and tested accordingly with 100 adults 50-70 years old participants.

Lori Dixon On, Marijuana Business Daily, 10/18/2020 11:00:15

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