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(0) Trending: Celebrities are High on the Cannabis Market

Celebrities have long been a part of the cannabis industry, but as the popularity of the industry increases and continues to normalize, more celebrities are throwing their hats into the ring. Here are just a few of the new celebrity brands hitting the cannabis market.

Etheridge Botanicals

Advocating and representing for wellness as a human right, musician Melissa Etheridge founded a cannabis brand bearing her name. Along with co-founders Linda, Jozee and Cricket, Melissa is proud to be an integral part of curating boutique cannabis grows that explore our consciousness as a naturally mystic experience. The product line is growing and will soon include flowers, pre-rolls, tinctures and topicals.

Emma & Clyde

Whoopi Goldberg is back onto the cannabis scene with a new brand named after her mother and brother, Emma & Clyde. In a recent press release, she described the products as “elevated and socially conscious.” The brand will feature edibles, pre-rolls, flowers and accessories for both medical and recreational use.

Happy Dance

One of the most well-known actresses in the world, Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Good Place, Gossip Girl), recently launched a new venture in cannabis. Happy Dance is a CBD skincare brand designed with moms in mind. The brand features lotions, eye cream, moisturizer, body butter, bath bombs, and much more. Bell was inspired, after her personal experience with CBD skincare, to create a brand that would “help take care of the people who spend so much time taking care of everyone else,” she said.

Love Yer Brain

Made specifically for “creative humans,” Flaming Lips guitarist Wayne Coyne invites you to take a trip inside his brain with a new brand of cannabis-infused edibles crafted in Oklahoma. Available in three delicious flavors including watermelon, green apple and blue raspberry, Love Yer Brain is named after the song of the same name from the 1987 album OH MY GAWD. “The brand was created to use cannabis and other plant-based tools in a powerful and positive way…to help people,” Coyne said.

Forbidden Flowers

Launched by former Disney star, Bella Throne, Forbidden Flowers is a brand cultivated by Glass House Farms. Thorne is a weed enthusiast and explains on her website, “I will only deliver the best. If it’s something I wouldn’t smoke regularly, it would not be on the shelves,” she said. Her brand is described as “unapologetically sexy, cheeky, and fully free-spirited” and includes pre-rolls, edibles, flowers and CBD products.

 

Houseplant

If you have seen the movies Superbad or Pineapple Express, you are familiar with actor Seth Rogen and screenwriter Evan Goldberg. This dynamic duo has partnered to create Houseplant, a brand offering cannabis products, smoking accessories, and Rogen’s ceramic creations. According to the website, they founded the brand to “thoughtfully design beautiful products for their favorite plant.”

Resources:

Celebrities and Cannabis: 12 New Product Brands (celebstoner.com)

9 Celebrities with Winning Cannabis Brands (mgretailer.com)

Take Two: Whoopi Goldberg Returns to Cannabis with Emma & Clyde Brand (celebstoner.com)

To learn more about High 5 Packaging, please visit our website at high5packaging.com.

(0) Cannabis-Infused Drinks are a Hot Commodity in 2022

 

 

Cannabis-infused drinks are becoming the trendiest way to enjoy marijuana for 2022. A great alternative to traditional forms of cannabis like edibles and pre-rolls, drinks infused with THC and CBD offer a subtle way to enjoy your favorite herb.

What is a cannabis beverage and how did it evolve?

Most cannabis drinks include cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in different ratios. While THC will give you the psychoactive effects you expect from cannabis products, the CBD is a less-intoxicating ingredient that helps create a more balanced experience than you might get from a product with only THC. They come in a range of flavors and styles, from sodas and beers to even seltzers and kombucha brews.

Cannabis beverages are made from industrial hemp and present a challenge of combining cannabis oil and water. Water repels oil, so getting the two to gel together in a beverage is difficult. The evolution of the technology detailed above has led to a process many cannabis beverage creators are calling nanoemulsion. Nanoemulsion breaks the cannabis oil down into nanoparticles that are then blended with a liquid, be it juice, coffee, seltzer or water. This process ensures a better blend.

How much THC or CBD is in each beverage?

Most beverages will provide a standard dose of THC, typically around 10-20mg. This isn’t always the case though – some brands will add much heavier doses (up to 100mg of THC!) while others will stick to 3-5mg.

THC isn’t the only cannabinoid that can be infused into drinks. CBD is also extremely popular. Many THC drinks also contain CBD, but there are also dedicated CBD drinks on the market. The dosage of CBD varies quite dramatically, between 4-20mg.

What are the Effects of Cannabis Beverages?

The effects from drinking marijuana drinks are typically comparable to the ones you get from eating cannabis products. This is because the THC and cannabinoids are absorbed into the body in a similar way. But when you compare drinking cannabis to smoking or vaping it, the effects can be quite different.

For example, when you smoke weed you feel the effects almost immediately after inhaling. Since ingested cannabis takes much longer to be absorbed, it can take up to two hours to feel the effects from a cannabis drink.

In addition, the full effects can peak for longer periods when drinking cannabis, sometimes for up to four hours. When weed is inhaled, the peak effects typically start to fade after just 30 minutes. Drinking cannabis is clearly a very different experience than smoking it, so it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into beforehand.

What are the best cannabis-infused drinks?

Here is a complete review of the best cannabis-infused drinks for 2022: The Best Cannabis Drinks Reviewed (2022) | HighThere

High 5 Packaging offers packaging for cannabis beverages

High 5 Packaging is dedicated to creating exceptional packaging for the cannabis industry, and we now offer cannabis beverage packaging. Focusing on the cannabis market has allowed us to provide a higher level of customer service, as our staff understands the market and its products. Our development team is constantly looking at new and innovative ways to service our customers and create imaginative as well as functional designs.

Check out the High 5 Packaging beverage products: https://www.high5packaging.com/beverage-packaging

Resources:

Cannabis-Beverages.com

Cannabis Drink - Marijuana Beverages | Verilife

To learn more about High 5 Packaging, please visit our website at high5packaging.com.

(0) Product Spotlight: Vape Cartridge Box-0.5G or 1.0G

 

Vape is one of the most popular forms of both cannabis and CBD products. With this in mind, we developed a versatile box to assist with 0.5G or 1.0G vape cartridges. The box is made of high-quality 18pt C1S paper board, which is fully customizable on the exterior of the box in full color (CMYK). The dimensions of the box are 2.378” x 0.4724” x 3.071,”and are manufactured here in the United States.  

Why do you need a vape cartridge packaging box?

As a cannabis retailer, you face many challenges to not only protect your product but to make sure it has a brand identity, attracts customers and builds trust. All of this can be accomplished with outstanding, customized packaging like the vape cartridge box.

 

Protecting Your Product-Strong exterior packaging will protect your product and keep it at its highest quality and in a useable condition.

 

Brand Identity-Packaging gives you the opportunity to market the product to customers. Consistent colors, logos and fonts are essential to make sure the designs are “on brand.” The nicer the packaging, the nicer the perception is to the customer.

 

Attract Customers-Eye-catching designs and colors demand attention and make your product stand out amongst the competition.

 

Build Trust-Premium packaging portrays a reputable and trustworthy brand to the customer. A well-designed package can provide peace of mind to the customer leading them to continue to use your product in the future.

 

How do I place an order?

Visit the High 5 website, download the template and add your artwork to the template. Then upload your artwork to the High 5 website, choose your quantity, and add it to your cart. If you need to adjust the size or style, you can simply request a custom quote.  You may also request samples if you would like to see an example of the package before you order it.

Why should I use High 5 Packaging?

Experience is key! Our team brings more than 30 years of experience in the printing and packaging industries, as well as experience in the cannabis and beverage industries. We know how to help you brand your company, and we listen to your needs to create a package that suits your product and goals to the best of our ability.

Plus, we are made in the USA! High 5 Packaging is proud to be based in the United States of America. All of our manufacturing facilities and staff are local and ready to serve you.

Finally, at High 5 Packaging we are committed to being good stewards of our environment as we work to preserve natural resources and reduce energy consumption. We work hard to provide a safe environment for our employees to work, and we do our part to promote “green policies” at our manufacturing facilities.

We are with you every step of the way at High 5 Packaging! Ask questions, make suggestions, we enjoy working with customers who take an active role in the ordering process. We want you to be completely satisfied with your order, and we will work with you to ensure that happens!

To learn more about High 5 Packaging, please visit our website at high5packaging.com.

(0) Does CBD Help with Arthritis Pain?

There are around 54.4 million people with arthritis pain in the United States, making it the leading cause of disability.  Many of those affected are looking for ways to counter this pain. There is growing support for CBD products and their ability to help ease the pain of arthritis. How is this possible and how do you know if you should give CBD at try?

CBD, a term used to refer to cannabidiol, is an active compound found in the cannabis plant that is not intoxicating. Most CBD products are extracted from hemp, a variety of cannabis that has traces of THC (up to 0.3%). The compound is extracted from the cannabis plant and placed primarily into creams, pills and sprays to help relieve the stiff joints associated with arthritis.

Studies are inconclusive at best on this issue. Although some studies in animals have shown some improvement in arthritis pain, nothing is consistent. There is no scientific evidence to prove conclusively that CBD is an effective treatment for arthritis in humans. The problem with arthritis is there are more than 100 types. If you combine that with the fact that everyone responds to pain differently, it would be nearly impossible to find one CBD product, or any product for that matter, that could help all types of arthritis. That being said, numerous people are finding, anecdotally, noticeable pain relief, sleep improvement and/or anxiety reduction from using CBD products.

Here are some suggestions from the Harvard Medical School Health Blog on treating arthritis pain with CBD products:

Dos:

  1. If considering a CBD product, choose one that has been independently tested for purity, potency and safety — for example, look for one that has received a “Good Manufacturing Practices” (GMP) certification.
  2. CBD should be one part of an overall pain management plan that includes nonmedication options (such as exercise) and psychological support.
  3. Choose an oral treatment (rather than inhaled products) and start with a low dose taken in the evening.
  4. Establish initial goals of treatment within a realistic period of time — for example, a reduction in knee pain that allows you to walk around the block within two weeks of starting treatment; later, if improved, the goals can be adjusted.
  5. Tell your doctor(s) about your planned and current CBD treatment; monitor your pain and adjust medications with your medical providers, rather than with nonmedical practitioners (such as those selling CBD products).

Don’ts:

  1. Don’t make CBD your first choice for pain relief; it is more appropriate to consider it if other treatments have not been effective enough.
  2. Don’t have nonmedical practitioners (such as those selling CBD products) managing your chronic pain; pain management should be between you and your healthcare team, even if it includes CBD.
  3. For people with rheumatoid arthritis or related conditions, do not stop prescribed medications that may be protecting your joints from future damage; discuss any changes to your medication regimen with your doctor.

The bottom line is if you are interested in trying CBD for arthritis pain, you should consult with your doctor first. Remember CBD is not a substitute for disease-modifying treatment given by your doctor. After several weeks of treatment if you do not see relief using CBD products, this may not be a good treatment for you. People should always check their state laws, because CBD products are not legal in every state. Pain from arthritis is a horrible chronic issue and if CBD can safely improve your symptoms, it is worth a try.

References:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/does-cbd-help-with-arthritis-pain-2020041019418

https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/healthy-living/managing-pain/pain-relief-solutions/cbd-for-arthritis-pain

(0) Delta-8: Things You Should Know

Delta-8 is one of the most popular forms of cannabis products right now. Sales have surged and options are abundant all over the United States. What is Delta-8 and does it make sense for your company to offer it? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the fastest growing cannabis product in the United States.

 

What does delta-8 do?

Delta-8 THC gets you high in a similar way to delta-9 THC. Most people feel delta-8 THC delivers approximately 60% of the high as ordinary THC. Some people also experience fewer side effects or a different ‘high’ than they usually would, although results vary between strains.

 

Will delta-8 THC cause me to fail a drug test?

Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is chemically similar to ‘ordinary’ THC (delta-9 THC), and it’s possible you could fail a drug test from taking delta-8 THC. If the drug test checks for THC, then delta-8 THC products could cause you to fail the test – similar to how a CBD product could cause you to fail a drug test because even if it contains less than 0.3% THC.

 

Why should I take delta-8 THC?

The most significant benefit of delta-8 THC is that it’s legal at a federal level. Because of an apparent loophole in the 2018 Farm Bill, you can order delta-8 products across the United States. As long as your delta-8 product is hemp-derived and has less than 0.3% THC, it’s considered federally legal according to the 2018 Farm Bill.

 

Is delta-8 legal?

Delta-8 appears to be legal at a federal level. However, 15 states have banned or restricted delta-8 THC, and other states could ban delta-8 products in the future. Check laws at your local group to avoid shipping issues with your delta- 8 products. This is a great interactive cannabis legalization map: Interactive Cannabis State Legalization Map - Cannabis Dispensary (cannabisdispensarymag.com)

 

What’s the best delta-8 brand?

You can find plenty of delta-8 brands available today, and any of the brands on the top of our list are the best in the space.

 

How do I take delta-8 THC?

You can buy delta-8 THC products in many forms, including cartridges, flowers, edibles, vapes, and more.

 

Can I drive after taking delta-8 THC?

Delta-8 THC gets you high like regular THC. Treat delta-8 THC like you would treat any other products with THC, which typically means you should not operate a motor vehicle soon after taking THC.

 

Will delta-8 become fully legal in the future?

As regulations on delta-8 clarify, it may become completely legal in the future. States like Oregon and Washington have restricted delta-8 THC, for example, despite legalizing recreational use of cannabis at a state level. These states and others could be the first to legalize delta-8 THC officially.

 

What are the benefits of delta-8 THC?

Studies have linked delta-8 THC to similar benefits as ordinary THC, including fewer chemotherapy-induced side effects, reduced symptoms of glaucoma, and other potential uses. However, there have been few studies specifically examining the effects of delta-8 THC on humans.

 

Will delta-8 THC be banned?

Delta-8 THC has already been banned in 15 states, and more states have restricted the use of delta-8 THC. It seems likely more states will ban delta-8 THC in the coming months.

 

Will I get in trouble for buying delta-8 THC?

Because of the 2018 Farm Bill, delta-8 THC is legal at the federal level. However, some states have banned delta-8 THC, and you could face penalties for buying delta-8 products. In practice, however, we can find no instances of people facing punishment for buying delta-8THC.

 

How much delta-8 THC should I take?

Most people recommend starting small and increasing your dosage based on your weight, age, sex, tolerance, and experience. People take anywhere from 2.5mg to 100mg of delta-8 THC per serving, depending on these factors.

 

Why is delta-8 expensive?

Delta-8 products are more expensive because they’re trendy. Manufacturers are quickly running out of stock. Delta-8 is also costly to make, and it comes with higher manufacturing costs than other CBD and THC products.

 

How do I buy delta-8 THC?

You can buy delta-8 THC online through many popular CBD or delta-8 companies. Most companies ship to any state where delta-8 has not been explicitly banned.

 

Thank you to Juneau Empire for this information. Here is a link to their article if you would like to learn more about Delta- 8 and the top brands on the market: Best Delta-8 Brands: Top Delta 8 THC Company Products 2021 | Juneau Empire

(0) Welcome to our blog!

We are excited to provide helpful articles and tools for the cannabis and beverage industries. We wanted to start out sharing some ideas on why packaging is a necessity in the industry since that is what we do! The cannabis industry has become crowded with options and brands, and we want to help you stand out in the crowd! Packaging is the key to help you do just that!

 

High-Quality Packaging is Essential for Success

 

There are many reasons you should take the time to thoughtfully design your cannabis packaging. Here are just a few:

 

Protecting Your Product-strong exterior packaging will protect your product and keep it at its highest quality.

 

Brand Identity-Packaging gives you the opportunity to market the product to the customers. The nicer the packaging, the perception to the customer is, the nicer the product.

 

Attract Customers-Appealing designs and colors will draw the customer’s eyes to your product instead of the competition.

 

Build Trust-premium packaging portrays a reputable and trust worthy brand to the customer. A well designed package can provide peace of mind to the customer leading them to continue to use your product in the future.

 

What Makes Good Cannabis Packaging?

 

As a cannabis retailer, you face many challenges you will need to consider when you are designing your packaging. Consider using a company that specializes in the cannabis industry, as they can guide you through the process. Here are a few considerations for the creation of your cannabis packaging:

 

  •          Will it protect your product? This is extremely important, as you need to consider your product could be exposed to sunlight, heat and humidity as it travels to your customer. This can degrade the product’s potency.
  •          Who is your target market? Marketing to different age groups or even social groups will help you determine what type of branding you want to portray to your customers. You need to identify who you want to sell to so you can focus your efforts on reaching that customer.
  •          Is it Sustainable? The cannabis industry is known for environmental awareness and you may want to consider making sure your packaging is recyclable or reusable.
  •          Is Discretion Important? Many cannabis users do not want to broadcast their purchase in fear of public perception or scrutiny. You may want to consider an exit bag or shipping materials that keep cannabis purchases private.
  •          What regulations are in place in your state? You need to be mindful of any restrictions your state might have in place when creating your packaging. The rules and regulations can be challenging and they do change.
  •          Make sure your packaging is child resistant. All cannabis packaging must be child resistant. You need to design a package that is difficult for a child to open, but easy for an adult to figure out.

 

Overall, packaging is essential to the success of any cannabis business. Take time to design a packaging product with high quality and try to consider all of the factors and challenges you may face. Be compliant, but be creative. Designing packaging for the Cannabis industry can be FUN!

 

 

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