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5 Things You Should Know About Pre-roll Packaging

Packaging is a vital component of all industries, especially those that are related to materials people and animals consume. One of the emerging industries that makes use of various types of packaging, particularly pre-roll packaging, is the cannabis industry. Here are five things you should know about pre-roll packaging.

1. What It Is

Pre-roll packaging is a container for a single joint. It’s meant to ensure the joint is protected and safe until it’s ready to be used by someone. It’s also an important tool for keeping the contents of the joint fresh and the joint itself in its expected shape. Modern pre-roll packaging is typically smell-proof, tamper-evident and tamper-resistant and child-proof or child-resistant. It also usually includes an exit bag. 

2. Types of Pre-roll Packaging

Traditionally, pre-roll packaging comes in the form of a joint tube. These tubes can be made out of many types of material, including cardboard, glass, plastic and biodegradable materials. However, modern types of pre-roll packaging can come in many different shapes and styles, because the design of the tube is rather limited. It can only contain one joint, for example. One of the most popular types of modern pre-roll packaging is the box, which can be made out of cardboard, tin or plastic.

3. Packaging Sizing

Packaging sizes are generally standardized in the cannabis industry. This standardization applies to pre-roll packaging, as well. Pre-roll tubes are meant to comfortably fit standard-sized joints. There is bulk or bundle packaging available for multiple pre-roll tubes or boxes. These are called cases and come in standardized sizes, too. For example, a large case can comfortably hold about twelve tubes or boxes.

4. Why People Use This Type of Packaging

There are many reasons people may use pre-roll packaging. It’s an efficient means of packaging and selling joints in various sizes and amounts. It’s also convenient for customers, many of whom may not know how to roll their own joints or may not feel comfortable doing so. It’s a good tool for ensuring your product is safe and shelf-stable and it can extend your product’s shelf-life significantly.

5. Industry Packaging Regulations

Every industry has certain regulations regarding its product packaging. In general, packaging must be safe, tamper-evident or tamper-resistant and a sufficient means of protecting the product being sold. In the cannabis industry, all packaging must also be child-resistant or child-proof and in compliance with the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Cannabis packaging regulations may vary depending on the state in which products are being sold, the purpose of the product and the type of product, so it’s important that you ensure your products’ packaging is in compliance with all laws and requirements. Examples of packaging variance include whether it should be resealable and whether it should be transparent or opaque.

Pre-roll packaging is only one type of packaging utilized in the cannabis industry, but it is a varied and important type of packaging. It’s vital that anyone working in the cannabis industry be aware of this type of packaging, its sub-types and how it should be used in the industry.