Vermont discourages plastic packaging

Vermont pushes “no plastic” for cannabis packages

Recent changes to Vermont’s cannabis rules led to an announcement on updated packaging guidelines. Chairman James Pepper of the Vermont Cannabis Control Board explained during a recent meeting that a new directive discourages the use of plastic packaging. According to the new rules cannabis flower does not need to be in child resistant packaging. Alternative methods of storing the cannabis flower like in a glass jar with a latch or a paper containers that seals will comply with the law and are encouraged, according to Pepper.

In other states cannabis flower can often be found in prescription style childproof containers made of plastic. Companies that cannot package products without using plastic can apply with the Board for a waiver. The state is hoping to prevent excessive amounts of plastic and other materials from being used in the packing of marijuana products.

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