Cannabis is an amazing plant, historically shown to have healed and helped hundreds of thousands of people throughout time. As legal cannabis has continued to spread, so too has the struggles and legislation around how to package, ship, and store cannabis products. In most of the states where cannabis is legal, it is required to have child-proof exit packaging for all cannabis products that leave with a customer. The average child-resistant pop-top container for an eighth of flower can take up to 184 g of plastic, so it only takes about 5,000 pop-tops to create a metric ton of plastic. All this waste is adding to our overflowing landfills and backing up recycling programs throughout the country. We are choking on our cannabis waste and neck-deep in plastic.
Greenhouse Farmacy's Sustainable Packaging Approach
The need for biodegradable, reusable, and recyclable packaging is a must as the Montana cannabis market continues to grow. Greenhouse Farmacy uses a combination of biodegradable hemp and cardboard-based packaging from Sana Packaging to store our pre-rolls in reusable and biodegradable joint tubes. These tubes will naturally biodegrade after only a year in the soil, leaving no trace behind. All of the joint tubes made for us by Sana Packaging are made from recycled hemp stalks which also have the added benefit of being odor-free and child-resistant.
One of our other solutions to the waste problems of cannabis packaging is all of our flower and edibles are packaged in 100% recyclable tins made by LocTin. These recyclable tins are superior to glass or plastic packaging because they are both recyclable as well as air-tight and light-tight. When light and oxygen are able to enter your cannabis container, compounds like terpenes and cannabinoids can be lost and the flower can become dryer, impacting flavor, potency, and overall experience. Our LocTin sustainable packaging ensures a guilt-free fresh cannabis experience every time.
Cannabis Can be Eco-Friendly
Ultimately, the average cannabis consumer adds about 200Ib of plastic waste every 5 years due to cannabis consumption. At Greenhouse Farmacy, we want to help the community avoid participating in this harmful trend and save our beautiful Missoula from drowning in more plastic waste in our landfill. When you purchase Greenhouse Farmacy cannabis you know we care about the plant and the planet; we're even Clean Green Certified. Please do your part and properly recycle what you can!