Category Archives: environment

I’m A Parent and I’m Against Child-Resistant Packaging for Cannabis

In 2017, 16 million of the American adults who smoked or consumed cannabis were parents of young children. I’d wager that, with incremental legalization efforts, that number today is much higher. I know something about it: I’m one of those parents who didn’t partake just two years ago, but now I do—often, and with pride. […]

Oil Change: Can Vape Pens Go Green?

Recreationally legal in 10 states and medically available in 33 (plus the District of Columbia), cannabis products are in demand more than ever. Policy changes have resulted in headaches for business owners and farmers, but the slow erosion of barriers preventing consumers from purchasing cannabis has allowed the industry to boom and new technologies to […]

Entrepreneur Wants to Turn Canada’s Cannabis Waste into Prosthetic Limbs

A Halifax entrepreneur says he can source the raw materials for his line of plastic prosthetic limbs from the country’s dire new problem with legal cannabis over-packaging. Kindness3D founder Jacob Boudreau once created a fully-functional, 3D printed X-Men’s Wolverine claw for a child amputee. Now he claims to have redesigned a paper shredder to make […]

Canadian Cannabis Users Criticize ‘Excessive’ Packaging Used in Legal Products

Walk through the aisles of any grocery store, and it’s evident. How a product is branded and packaged can affect sales and protect consumers. Similarly, the packaging for marijuana products matters. It should be designed to keep users safe, informed, and of course, buying. But unlike Frosted Flakes or Pepperidge Farm cookies, cannabis packaging isn’t […]