What are the best containers for cannabis?

The answer for this is never as simple as it appears. You have to consider factors such as branding, customization, cost, sustainability, child safety regulations and much more. We will break it all down below! Our dedicated account managers can help you through all aspects of your packaging to find the best solution. We recommend calling or emailing us today to find the packaging solution of your dream.

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First - The main answers you're looking.

The best container for storing cannabis will depend on several factors such as the type of cannabis product, the desired storage conditions, and personal preferences. However, here are some general considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Airtight: Cannabis should be stored in an airtight container to prevent exposure to oxygen, which can degrade the potency and flavor of the product.

  2. Light-proof: Cannabis is sensitive to light, so it's best to choose a container that blocks out light to avoid degradation of the THC and other cannabinoids.

  3. Size: Choose a container that fits the amount of cannabis you plan to store, as exposure to air can cause dryness, which can affect the quality and flavor of the product.

  4. Material: Glass and metal containers are preferred as they are non-reactive and won't affect the flavor or quality of the cannabis.

  5. Smell-proof: If you want to avoid the strong odor of cannabis, consider a container that is smell-proof.

Based on these considerations, some popular options for cannabis storage containers include:

  • Glass jars with airtight lids
  • Metal tins with airtight lids
  • Vacuum-sealed bags or containers
  • UV-resistant and smell-proof plastic containers specifically designed for cannabis storage.

Ultimately, the best container for cannabis will depend on your specific needs and preferences, but choosing an airtight, light-proof, and appropriately sized container made of glass or metal is a good place to start.

What about child proof or child resistant? If you're not familiar with this requirement, we recommend reading the below brief. 

When it comes to child safety, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that parents and caregivers choose containers that are certified to meet ASTM International standards for child-resistant packaging. These standards are designed to make it difficult for children under five years of age to open containers and access potentially harmful products, such as medications or chemicals.

Here are some types of containers that may be suitable for child-resistant packaging:

  1. Push and turn containers: These containers require the user to push down on the lid while simultaneously turning it to open. This can be difficult for young children to accomplish.

  2. Squeeze and turn containers: Similar to push and turn containers, these containers require the user to squeeze the sides of the container while turning the lid to open.

  3. Snap-lid containers: These containers have a locking mechanism that requires the user to push down on the lid while sliding it to the side to open. The locking mechanism can be difficult for young children to figure out.

  4. Child-resistant pouches: These pouches are made of multiple layers of material and often have a locking mechanism that requires two hands to open. They are commonly used for medications and chemicals.

When choosing a container for child safety, it's important to follow the instructions carefully and store the container out of reach of children. Remember, child-resistant packaging is not foolproof and does not replace the need for proper supervision of children around potentially harmful products.

This is just the start to unlocking what you really need for your premium compliant packaging solution. Customization is often the hidden factor that is important to understand before you are too deep into your packaging project. One of the major questions we get is what is better - Direct print or labels for packaging? Here are some quick answers we often give out to our valued customers:

The choice between direct printing and labels for packaging customization will depend on several factors such as the quantity of products, design complexity, and budget.

Direct printing involves printing the design directly onto the packaging material itself. This method offers several advantages, including:

  1. Durability: The printed design is less likely to wear off or become damaged during shipping or handling.

  2. Professional appearance: Direct printing can provide a more polished and professional appearance compared to labels, particularly for products with high-end or premium branding.

  3. Cost-effectiveness: Direct printing may be more cost-effective than using labels for larger quantities of products.

On the other hand, labels can be a better option in the following situations:

  1. Flexibility: Labels offer greater flexibility in terms of design and can be easily changed or updated as needed.

  2. Lower quantities: Labels can be a more economical choice for smaller quantities of products.

  3. Variable information: If your packaging requires variable information (such as batch numbers or expiration dates), labels can be easily customized with this information.

  4. Multiple products: If you have multiple products that require different designs or information, labels can be more efficient than direct printing.

In summary, the choice between direct printing and labels for packaging customization depends on the specific needs of your business. Direct printing can provide a durable, professional appearance for larger quantities of products, while labels can offer greater flexibility and customization options for smaller quantities and variable information.

Each product line has much more detail and nuance. For all of the above, we are just referencing general use cases. However, for example, if we want to talk about just pre roll containers. Here is a brief on what is the best pre roll containers:

When it comes to pre-roll containers, there are several options to consider, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. The best pre-roll container will depend on factors such as product type, quantity, portability, and personal preference. Here are some popular options to consider:

  1. Plastic Tubes: Plastic tubes are a common choice for pre-roll containers due to their portability, durability, and ease of use. They typically come with a push-and-turn cap that provides a secure seal, and they are available in a range of sizes to fit different pre-roll lengths and quantities.

  2. Glass Jars: Glass jars are another popular option for pre-roll containers. They are airtight, durable, and can be reused multiple times. Glass jars provide better protection against moisture and light than plastic, which can help preserve the quality of the pre-roll. They are also available in different sizes to fit various quantities of pre-rolls.

  3. Metal Tins: Metal tins are a more premium option for pre-roll storage. They provide excellent protection against moisture and light and are durable enough to be reused multiple times. Metal tins can also be customized with logos or designs, making them a popular choice for brands looking to create a unique packaging experience.

  4. Cardboard Boxes: Cardboard boxes are a cost-effective and eco-friendly option for pre-roll packaging. They are lightweight, recyclable, and can be customized with logos or designs. However, cardboard boxes may not provide the same level of protection as plastic, glass, or metal containers, and they are not as durable for repeated use.

Ultimately, the best pre-roll container will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Consider factors such as product type, quantity, portability, and budget when choosing the right pre-roll container for your business.

The devil is also always in the details. At Dragon Chewer we are pushing for more sustainable compliant packaging options. This is one of the small details that is often overlooked, but can have a big impact. Consumers in certain markets really take this into consideration. You might ask does it have an impact on sales? We have the answer:

Sustainable packaging can have a positive impact on sales for several reasons. Here are some of the ways in which sustainable packaging can help increase sales:

  1. Appeal to environmentally conscious consumers: Many consumers today are concerned about the impact of their purchasing decisions on the environment. Using sustainable packaging can appeal to these consumers and help differentiate your products from those of competitors that do not prioritize sustainability.

  2. Improved brand image: Using sustainable packaging can help improve your brand image as a socially responsible company. This can help increase customer loyalty and attract new customers who share your values.

  3. Increased product value: Sustainable packaging can add perceived value to your product. Consumers may be willing to pay more for products that are packaged in a way that aligns with their values.

  4. Meeting consumer expectations: As sustainability becomes more important to consumers, using sustainable packaging can help meet their expectations and increase customer satisfaction.

  5. Compliance with regulations: Some regions or countries have regulations or guidelines that require companies to use sustainable packaging. By complying with these regulations, companies can avoid fines and penalties and maintain their reputation as responsible corporate citizens.

In summary, sustainable packaging can help increase sales by appealing to environmentally conscious consumers, improving brand image, adding perceived value to products, meeting consumer expectations, and complying with regulations.

All this information and we are just at the tip of the iceberg. This is why we always recommend contacting us with your packaging requirements.

Our dedicated team will provide you with options that list out the pros and cons based on the quantity, your budget and goals. We make cannabis compliant packaging a breeze. Contact us today to get started!