Learn from Recent Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Inspections: Use Child-Resistant Packaging

child resistant packaging photoOne of the most common violations Oregon Health Authority inspectors ran into in recent random visits to medical marijuana dispensaries was the lack of child-resistant packaging.

State inspectors with the Oregon Health Authority in Oregon are required by law to inspect medical marijuana dispensaries within six months after receiving their licenses to operate and annually after that. To date, 58 of Oregon’s 158 licensed dispensaries have undergone a review and according to the Oregon Health Authority’s most recent report lack of child-resistant packaging is an easily correctible deficiency that some dispensaries are guilty of.

In each case where deficiencies were found, the dispensary operators were given 10 days to submit a written plan as to how they would address the problem.

Kush Bottles makes it easy for medical marijuana dispensaries to conform to child-proof packaging requirements. Learn from Oregon’s recent inspections—make Kush Bottles child-proof bottles part of the service you provide your medical marijuana customers. It will not only make you look good, it will keep you in compliance.

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3 Reasons Why Abraham Lincoln Would Approve of Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Pilot Project

lincoln image for kush bottles medical marijuana blogEver wonder what our 16th president would think of the medical marijuana pilot project underway in “The Land of Lincoln?”

The way we look at it, he’d be behind HB 1, the law that makes it legal for physicians to prescribe medical marijuana for patients suffering from at least one of 33 qualifying medical conditions. Why?

1. He was a man of vision. Lincoln is one of history’s finest examples of a true leader—he saw what needed to be done—eliminate slavery—and he set about to do it. Odds are in the midst of today’s medical marijuana debate, he would see the clear path once again and blaze our way to it.

2. They didn’t call him “Honest Abe” for nothing. When faced with the research confirming the medical benefits of cannabis in dealing with certain medical conditions, he would tell the truth—it works!—and not be swayed by the politics of the matter.

3. Lincoln understood other people’s needs. Historians laud Lincoln’s ability to put himself in other people’s shoes. Surely he would understand the plight cancer and MS patients face and the agony parents of children with epilepsy endure and work to shape public policy that could help these people. Illinois’ Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act does just that. No doubt about it—Lincoln’s signature would have been on that legislation.

Not only was Lincoln a politician, he was also a parent, so we’re sure his support of Illinois medical marijuana would include the requirement for Illinois medical marijuana child proof packaging. Lincoln would not refute the scientific evidence which supports the effectiveness of child resistant packaging in reducing the accidental ingestion of substances by children under the age of 5. He’d insist on ASTM certified child resistant packaging which is considered the gold standard in the industry. We’re happy to know that Lincoln would endorse Kush Bottles medical marijuana child proof bottles because they hold the ASTM D3475-14 Standard Classification of Child Resistant Packages.

Can you think of another reason why Lincoln would have supported medical marijuana legislation in Illinois? Give us your thoughts.

 

 

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Signs Of The Times That Marijuana Is Going Mainstream

cannabiotics photo for kush bottle blog featuring marijuana mainstreamTake a look around you. The times they are a changing.

  • The New York Times editorial board called on the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana and is following the endorsement with a series of articles addressing the issues.
  • The branding firm, The Original Champions of Design met the challenge posed by Studio 360 to rebrand marijuana for the masses. The end result included slogans like, “Eat Your Yoga,” and a new name: “cannabiotics.”
  • The Colorado Denver Post named its first marijuana editor to cover news regarding legalization.
  • Marijuana tours are being offered as vacation packages and include stays at cannabis friendly hotels, dispensary tours and cooking classes.

What signs do you see around you that marijuana is going mainstream?

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Statistics About Florida’s Plan to Legalize Medical Marijuana Everyone Should Know

florida medical marijuana photo for kush bottle blogAccording to a recent poll, the sunshine state will most likely legalize medical marijuana this November.

Here are the latest statistics:

Percent of voters in favor of legalizing the drug for medicinal purposes: 88 percent

How do voters feel about having a dispensary in their town or city? 71 percent voted they’re okay with it.

What do voters think about legalizing recreational marijuana? The majority approve. Support is up 7 percent since November.

Do more men or more women approve of legalizing medical marijuana? Men. 

What group still needs the most convincing when it comes to legalizing the drug? Senior citizens. 

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Consumer Alert: Kush Bottles Is Now Selling Products You and Your Friends Can Buy

In the past, Kush Bottles worked directly with dispensaries, helping them stock up on child-resistant marijuana bottles to meet state regulations and satisfy customers’ needs. Now, we’ve created packages of our most popular bottles with the consumer in mind, so that you and your friends can buy your favorite cannabis containers directly from our  site.

Have a bachelor party coming up? Our packs will make great party favors for your groomsmen. Seen our products around but can’t get them directly from a dispensary near you? Purchase them yourself. Want a variety of different colored bottles for all of your different strains? Check out our Cloud Pack or Summer Nights Pack.

Here are photos of what we currently have available. Visit our website to purchase these marijuana bottles directly.

Metallics PackKush Bottles metallics pack

 

 

 

Night_Day_Pack_large kush bottlesDay & Night Pack

 

 

 

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Summer_Nights_Pack_8696fcf8-c311-4a28-8fb2-611099afefbb_largeSummer Nights Pack

 

 

 

Note: Due to state regulations Colorado consumers cannot keep marijuana in The Cloud Pack and Oregon consumers can only use the bottles in the Day & Night Pack. 

We make it our goal to help dispensary owners and customers stay compliant. When you purchase our marijuana containers, rest assured knowing that all of the cannabis containers we sell are child-resistant and CPSC approved.

 

 

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Find Out Which City is Giving Away Medical Marijuana for FREE

free marijuana for kush bottles blogThe answer is…drumroll please… Berkeley, CA.

While some cities are going above and beyond to keep marijuana out of the hands of their citizens, Berkeley dispensaries are giving it away for FREE to those who can’t afford it. A city ordinance was just passed stating that dispensaries must hand out two percent of their products to patients who make less than $32,000 per year (or less than $46,000 for families of four). It will go into effect in August.

It’s an equity issue,” said Council member Darryl Moore. “We want to ensure that those who are in need have access to the medication necessary to treat their condition.”

Have an opinion on the issue? Share it with us below!

If you’re a dispensary owner in Berkeley looking for California approved marijuana bottles, marijuana containers, or any other type of MMJ packaging, please let us know. We’d love to help. 

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Don’t Let the Price Tag Fool You: Why It’s Important to Put Quality First When Purchasing Marijuana Packaging Products

price tag for kush bottles medical marijuana blog postEver heard of the saying if something seems too good to be true, it is? Recently, a press release was issued that stated Chinese manufacturing of marijuana bottles was superior to American manufacturing when it comes to cost.

That may be true, but the price of the bottle should not be the number one factor influencing your buying decisions. When it comes to the marijuana industry, what’s most important is for packaging to meet state regulations.

In a press release issued by PR Newswire today, Kush Bottles CEO, Ben Wu stated, “I am keenly familiar with the production quality of bottles and packaging coming from China, and I can unequivocally state that they are far inferior to the product coming from American factories, which use FDA-approved materials and have been independently tested and certified to meet and exceed the standards for child-resistance set by the specific requirements of Title 16 CFR 1700 of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.”

Vice President of Kush Bottles, John Kovacevich added, “In order for a product to be absolutely certified as child-resistant and meet the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ASTM International (ASTM), it must be tested and approved in this country. Even if the made-in-China product was tested in the United States and then manufactured overseas, each time a size or mold is changed or a resin altered in the slightest, it must be recertified. That is simply not happening with the Chinese-made products, and this is putting dispensary owners in regulated states at great risk. The potential liability and tradeoff in quality is not worth the slight savings.”

Going with a cheaper model is tempting, but compliance with state standards should take priority.

If you’d like to learn more about marijuana packaging requirements, feel free to give us a call. We’d love to talk to you about how to stay compliant. 888.920.5874

 

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