Article by Amanda Scriver, Leafy News
You may not know this, but Canada has the 11th highest ecological footprint in the world, even though it ranks 37th in terms of population.
Many Canadians seem to be concerned about the environmental issues we’re facing, but there still seems to be a lack of understanding of how to make things better in the long run. For example, the cannabis industry and the packaging regulations established since legalization have been nothing short of excessive.
For everyday consumers accustomed to black market “dime bags”, the newly regulated containers and boxes can seem especially wasteful.
Cannabis Packaging Regulated by Health Canada
If you’ve watched any of the unboxing videos posted online, the first critique from legal cannabis consumers is often frustration over the multi-layered packaging.
Retailers and producers aren’t to blame though.
Stringently labeled, child-proof packaging is mandated to assist in the government’s goal to deter making cannabis accessible to young people—excess packaging is one unfortunate side effect.
Health Canada’s packaging requirements, stipulate that all packaging must have a child-resistant top; display the red THC symbol and yellow health warning; is tamper-evident, can prevent contamination, keeps cannabis dry, is designed to contrast with the colours of the standardized cannabis symbol, and be in a plain solid uniform colour.