Deb Baker and Barb Diner created their company Higher Standard Packaging one year ago to supply the legal marijuana industry with plastic containers and in doing so joined a raft of businesses, large and small going after the particular and evolving packaging needs of this growing industry.
Two years ago, a Colorado dispensary could “throw some weed in a baggie and send it out the door,” said Diner. Now a state government website specifies how to make the packaging compliant with the new laws including making the packaging child-resistant, opaque and bearing a warning.
The pair decided to use only containers approved by the FDA for food and pharmaceutical use. Higher Standard Packaging now distributes a variety of products including 12 sizes of BPA-free cylindrical jars and child-resistant caps that can be individually labeled to contain edibles, flower – a term for marijuana buds, and concentrates. Clients can even choose to have containers made from an eco-friendly resin that comes from recycled milk cartons.
Read Julie Weed’s “Payments Smelling Of Marijuana, And Other Facts of Life At Higher Standard Packaging”: http://www.forbes.com/sites/julieweed/2015/09/25/payments-smelling-of-marijuana-and-other-facts-of-life-at-higher-standard-packaging/