5 Things You Need For Successful Cannabis Labeling in 2021

by Matt Marek

The cannabis industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that has no intention of slowing down. It’s estimated that by 2022, the legal-marijuana industry could impact the economy by $77 billion (source). If you’re in the business of cannabis production, you’ll inherently need to think about the role packaging plays in your process. With packaging comes the need for cannabis labeling and safety protocols. This blog shares a few of the steps, products, and equipment worth trying for cannabis labeling. Above all, we hope one of these steps helps you to have a blooming business in 2021. 

1. Identify a Concentrate Container

Cannabis ConcentrateFirst, you’ll need something to contain your cannabis. For concentrated versions of the plant, cartridges and containers are common options. Versions of these concentrate packaging may include glass concentrate containers, vape cartridges, oil cartridges, AVD cartridges, and Ccell cartridges. However, there are many options for this step. 

2. Choose a Packaging Method

Secondly, you’ll want a way to transport and seal the container. To do this, you’ll need to figure out a plan for your packaging. A few commonly used products for packaging include flattened cartons, product free pouches (like a mylar bag), and round containers (similar to a pill bottle), or cartridge blister packaging

3. Invest in Tamper Evident Labels or Stickers

Thirdly, you’ll want to seal your concentrate containers and packaging properly. You can do this by applying a tamper evidence dispensary label or a paper sticker label to the product and/or package. These small labels help protect the integrity of your product. By utilizing tamper evident labels or stickers, you’ll ensure your customers, product, and company are safe from anything harmful.

4. Select a Packaging Labeler

Impresso Labeler and Feeder System

Finding a label machine that can properly place your dispensary labels is key to producing more products, selling more products, and keeping your brand standards in place. When searching for a cannabis label applicator it’s important to know if you can feed your packaging through the labeler with ease and precision. Doing a FAT or Factory Acceptance Test will help you confirm this and ensure the performance is up to par. This also ensures you’re investing in a packaging labeler that actually works for your product. 

Oftentimes the label applicator will place the tamper evident labels or stickers on the product for you automatically — saving you time and money. When pairing the labeler with a feeder system, you’ll ensure your cannabis production is fully automated and secure. There are even hygienic labelers and hygienic feeders if you’re looking to keep your space clean and sterile. 

5. Know your State’s Cannabis Labeling Laws

Finally, if you haven’t already educated yourself on the labeling laws in your state now is the time. Below are a few labeling laws for states that have legalized cannabis — more cannabis state laws can be found here (Note: Always refer to your state’s government website for updated cannabis laws).

Cannabis Industry Legality in the US

    1. Alaska Cannabis Labeling Laws
    2. California Cannabis Labeling Laws
    3. Colorado Cannabis Labeling Laws
    4. Illinois Cannabis Labeling Laws
    5. Michigan Cannabis Labeling Laws
    6. Maine Cannabis Labeling Laws
    7. Massachusetts Cannabis Labeling Laws
    8. Nevada Cannabis Labeling Laws
    9. Oregon Cannabis Labeling Laws 
    10. Vermont Cannabis Labeling Laws
    11. Washington Cannabis Labeling Laws

In conclusion, as the cannabis industry continues to flourish, so will the equipment and packaging options. If you’re wanting to increase output, improve your packaging standards, or update your cannabis production line — we have a solution that can help. Check out some of our labelers, friction feeders, and integrated systems or get in touch with us below and someone from our team will be in touch.

DISCLAIMER: The contents of the Multifeeder Technology website regulatory pages are for general information only. The information herein should not be relied upon for legal advice on state marijuana laws. We provide links to state cannabis regulatory sites; we do not vouch for or assume any responsibility for the content, accuracy or completeness of material presented in linked sites. The information presented on these pages may not reflect the most current legal developments in the marijuana industry. We disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Join Us at PACK EXPO Connects

by Matt Marek

Recently, PACK EXPO announced they will cancel their traditional trade show format for a brand new digital experience. This digital conference is called PACK EXPO Connects 2020 and occurs from November 9-13, 2020.

Multifeeder Technology will feature two automation systems at the event: the Hygienic Washdown System and the Booklet to Web Tipping System. These two systems will have a series of live demos scheduled throughout the event that attendees can watch and ask questions via a live chat. The times for these live demos are below:

    1. Hygienic Washdown System (Labeler & Friction Feeder) —  Designed for food-grade applications and optimal cleaning.
      1. Mon, November 9 – 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM (CST)
      2. Tue, November 10 – 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM (CST)PACK EXPO Connects 2020 Logo
      3. Wed, November 11 – 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM (CST)
      4. Thu, November 12 – 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM (CST)
    2. Booklet to Web Tipping System Effortlessly apply tip-on product to a web at production speeds.
      1. Mon, November 9 – 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM (CST)
      2. Tue, November 10 – 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM (CST)
      3. Wed, November 11 – 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM (CST)
      4. Thu, November 12 – 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM (CST)

Learn More about the Hygienic Washdown System

This system is designed with two machines: the hygienic labeler and the hygienic friction feeder (in a 300 or 600 size). The MFT Hygienic Feeder and Labeler system was designed for food packaging, clean room, and medical device applications. It features a clean-in-place design that meets IP69K and NEMA4X standards. In the video below, we feature the MFT Hygienic Feeder & Labeler System placing and labeling corrugated pizza circles with accuracy and speed.

Learn More about the Booklet to Web Tipping System

This system features a lugged driven discharge with lead edge registration to help it repeatedly place products in the same spot. In the video below we pair our Booklet to Web System with a 103hsm+ Label Applicator to run extended content labels.


Connect with us at PACK EXPO Connects

There’s a few ways you can get in touch with us at PACK EXPO Connects.

  1. Attend one of our demos!
  2. Add the Multifeeder Virtual Showroom to your show planner
  3. Add one of our products to your show planner
  4. Start a live chat with someone from our team
  5. Request a private meeting with someone from our team to discuss your application or project

The following team members will be available to chat live with you during the demo sessions. Some may also be available for one on one meetings!