Cannabis mylar bags,also you can call weed bags are similar to food packaging bags. They are made of multiple layers of plastic film or kraft paper. The material is relatively stiff and can be printed with patterns. The size can be customized according to the size of the product. In order to obtain higher barrier performance, most of the cannabis mylar bags will have an aluminum foiled layer which anti-oxygen, anti-moisture, anti-light, anti-dust, etc.And all weed bags are smell proof, the smell of cannabis can be controlled in the packaging bag without spreading outside. Because cannabis is a special product, it is a prohibited product in many countries, and in legal countries, there are also strict requirements on the packaging of cannabis. For example, Canada requires cannabis bags to be equipped with child resistant equipment to protect children safety, in addition, there are many requirements for the packaging label. Besides Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries have regulatory requirements for cannabis packaging bags. Let us learn more about the various cannabis mylar bags and packaging requirements below.
The form of cannabis products is generally divided into flowers, edibles, concentrated , Topicals , pre-rolls, syringes, etc. And dried flowers cover most of the cannabis market,then is edible and concentrate ,but the dried flowers market is shrinking from 50% in 2017 to 45% in 2020,and other forms of cannabis market is getting increased,from 15%in 2017 to 25% in 2020.According to BDS Analytics,in 2020,the flower cannabis can takes up 45% cannabis market,and concentrates takes up 11%,edibles take up 19%,others take up 25%.
Dried flowers packaging , many customers choose to use glass or containers, but these kinds of packaging are very easy to be broken, and can not protect children well, it is better to choose mylar bags,which can protect the weed inside the bags,while not easy to be broken and resistant dropping. Choose the mylar heat seal bags with zipper,workers only need to put the flowers into the bag and close the zipper when packaging . If you need a more sealed package, you can use heat seal machine to seal the top area that 1~2 cm above the zipper. You don't have to worry about the inconvenience of opening the bag. We will add a tear notch at the sealing area or down the sealing area, so that consumers can quickly open the packaging bags from tear notch and take out the product in the package. The mylar bags of dried flowers generally uses flat bags or stand up pouches,and all of them are smell-proof bags.The common dimensions and packaging type are as follows:
|1/8oz||Stand up pouch||3.54’’×5.12+2’’|
|1/4oz||Stand up pouch||3.95×6.5’’+2.33’’|
|1/2oz||Stand up pouch||5.12’’×8.27’’+3.15’’|
|1oz||Stand up pouch||5.91’’×9.06’’+3.15’’|
|1lb||Stand up pouch||15.35’’×16.54’’+4.72’’|
There are many types of edible packaging, but flexible packaging is undoubtedly the most popular . Adding cannabis concentrate to food and beverages requires a clear distinction on the edible bags, such as adding cannabis sign，and using special child resistant zippers to prevent accidental ingestion.Gummies are the most popular edible cannabis.To pack this kind of edible,the aluminum foiled custom CBD packaging with funny image are most popular in the market.
The concentrate can be packed into the barrier bags directly ,or make it into syringe,but in order to ensure the hygiene and safety of the syringe ,and convenience of carrying, usually the syringe filled with the concentrate is packaged in long mylar bags. These kinds of packaging generally emphasizes the light-proof performance, because the concentrate will change in quality when exposed to the light.We generally recommend the use of x ray proof bags with aluminum foiled layer to achieve the effect of blocking light, oxygen and moisture. These custom cannabis packaging always flat bag, and the common sizes are as follows:
Medical cannabis will be packed in Peel-and-push blisters, usually wrapped in aluminum foil flexible packaging, and then placed in a box, or directly into a plastic bottle, sealed with aluminum cover, cap with lid. However, as people pay more and more attention to the environment, more and more pursuit of reduce, reuse and recycle, degradable flexible packaging has become a desired packaging trend,and the flat medical marijuana packaging bags will be the best option for the dispensary packaging.
In addition to the above concentrated forms of cannabis, The most convenient and easliest form of cannabis is pre-roll. This form of cannabis is most suitable for flexible packaging,the cost is much less than a box,and the mylar bags are all sealed,so the barrier property is much higher than box.Same as syringe packaging, a long flat bag is required, but the light barrier property does not need to be so high. The two layers of non-aluminized packaging bags with clear window is enough
Packaging guidelines for cannabis products
Speaking of the regulations on cannabis bag packaging, Canada and the United States are different, and the state and state regulations in the United States are not the same. Before designing packaging, you must be familiar with the regulatory requirements for cannabis packaging bags in the sales area.
The Canadian requirements for cannabis packaging are listed below:
Health Canada packaging guidelines for cannabis products include:
• A single uniform color
• Smooth texture
• No hidden features
• No features that can change surface area
• Cannot emit scent or sound
• No cut out windows
• No brand element
• No image or extraneous information
• No inserts or leaflets
The Canadian regulations require that the package:
• Not contain more than one class of cannabis
• Be opaque or translucent
• Be child resistant
• Have a security feature
• Not exceed the maximum quantity of THC
• Have control measures [dosing controls] for cannabis extracts not in discreet units
So if you are from Canada,please remember that your packaging bags can not contain a clear window,and should be smell-proof and child resistant,and brand and logo is banned.Therefore many canada cannabis company would like to purchase the ready to ship cannabis packaging bags which are the plastc bags no minmum and can be shared with many cannabis product.
Although the laws and regulations for cannabis packaging bags are different from state to state in the United States, there are many similarities, for example, all states selling cannabis have requirements that the package be child-resistant, and have clear cannabis sign and cannabis warning slogan, the product contains CBD and THC content, instructions for use,etc.So please be sure to understand the laws and regulations of selling state before designing the packaging.
From the various regulations above, one thing that the laws and regulations of different regions have in common is that it is recommended to use child resistant packaging to ensure the safety of children. Child resistant bags generally increase the difficulty of opening the package by adding special zippers but without preventing adults from opening the package, Beyin packing recommends three kinds of child resistant bags, you can click on the links below to learn about them one by one.
Understand the laws and regulations on cannabis in your place of sale, design the patterns and texts you need, and then tell us your requirements. Beyin packing’s professional sales team will give you professional advice on cannabis packaging. So don't hesitate, contact us now.