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Good Practices: Cannabis Packaging Child-Safety Tips

With the growth of the cannabis industry, the demand for child safety in packaging has risen too. Also, the regulations put in place for cannabis packaging vary from state to state. In other words: measures taken by a dispensary in Denver might not be enough for a concentrate producer in Quebec . If you want to compete in different states, you need to familiarize yourself with those state regulations too .

It might seem like a lot of work to go through. Learning the rules, changing your packaging, and worrying about what you can print. It is well worth it in the long run though, and the consequences of not caring are big. That’s why compliance in packaging is one of our top priorities.

Standard Regulations & Good Practices

As mentioned above, regulations vary from place to place. Yet, there are many laws that are present in most legalized states. These include child-resistance, opacity, and the use of language and imagery in labeling.

The first part is self-explanatory, and means that the packaging products are tested for child safety (e.g. ASTM Certification). These standardized tests involve having kids of varying ages attempt to open the packaging . The researcher makes notes of how hard it was to open and what means they used, and the product gets a score on how well it performed . If the child smashed the product against the floor to open it, that’s noted and counted towards opening it.

What most people don’t realize is that the ASTM certification also includes the ability of elderly patients to open the products. In other words, the tests are as crucial in maintaining child-safety as they are pivotal in ensuring accessibility to seniors .

Opaque packaging means that the products inside aren’t “viewable”. This ensures that the products aren’t enticing kids to open up the packaging to access the marijuana. Together with laws requiring warning labels, the opaque packaging further ensures that children stay away from your bud . Opacity laws are one of the few requirements for marijuana packaging that is almost universal . So even if it’s not required in your state right now, it’s definitely worth preparing for that being a need.

Labeling affects how the products are seen and perceived by customers. The enticement is also what is addressed in most states when it comes to what companies are able to print on their products. Examples of this includes imagery such as toys, use of words like “candy”, and bright/colorful labels. This, of course, impacts the ability of companies to differentiate their products. But, it has also led to some very creative branding with minimalist color/imagery.

Example of ASTM Certification Label for Child-Resistant Products

So, what types of packaging options do we have?

This is where it gets interesting. Because cannabis has been legal for some years now, the packaging industry has matured a long way from white-label plastic- and glass jars . Here are the basics:

When most people think of marijuana packaging, they think of the classic Pop Top Bottles, Joint Tubes, and glass jars.

Pop Tops, named for the “popping” sound they make when opened, have been a staple in the industry for years (and will likely continue to be so). The Pop Top category also includes “Doob Tubes”, which are the plastic tubes that pre-rolls and vape cartridges come in.

Push & Turn Vials were adopted from the medical community, and became popular due to their familiarity. In the beginning they came as the classic orange we all know, which was phased out in favor of a green version. When the opacity laws were put in place the bottles took on a new look, and have since grown into its own niche style for cannabis retailers. We trust these to be child-resistant after years of getting prescriptions filled in them, and they will remain a fixture in the industry as well.

Glass jars have been around forever and they use the same “press and turn” system that the plastic Push & Turn bottles do . Glass jars work for a plethora of products, so whether you sell flower, concentrates, or pain relief creams, there is a glass option out there for you. While glass jars are a more sustainable option for packaging, they are more expensive. Since they are not reusable in a retail setting (yet), they have not been adopted as a means to replace the plastic products .

Smell-Proof Dispensary Bags are another popular option that have been in use by cannabis companies since the start of the boom . Mylar bags are most often used for flower and for edibles, sporting some of the best labeling options on the market. With the ability to customize, many companies have switched to bags since it allows them to tell the brand “story” better. The whole surface is modifiable to communicate with the customer in a way you can’t with bottles. This allows companies to differentiate their products better than a 2×3 sticker on a plastic bottle .

Custom bags also allow for bigger quantities at a lower cost, reducing the plastic waste from packaging (4x 30 dram pop tops vs. 1x 1oz bag). Many companies will get Child-Resistant Exit Bags to put non-CR containers inside so they can remain compliant. Thankfully this is a receding practice as producers move towards more sustainable practices.

Dropper Bottles (Boston Rounds)

Boston Round Dropper Bottles are another option adopted from the medical industry. They are increasing in popularity, especially with the growth of CBD as a form of relief. They can be child resistant in many ways, which allows companies to stay compliant while customizing the look/feel of their product. The most popular safety option is a regular push & turn system in the cap itself, which requires a certain amount of power to open it .

Another style preferred by producers that service an older clientele is to use shrink-wrap labels over top of non-CR pipettes . This way the only difficult part to open is a piece of plastic, letting you access the product more easily afterwards .

1000mg Piña Colada CBD Tincture from Safer CBD in 30ml Amber Dropper Bottle with Black Child-Resistant Pipette

Last, and possibly most interesting, is the sustainable options that are popping up around the country. While not too accessible yet, there are many new forms of packaging getting released to help reduce our carbon footprint. This means that the look and feel of our marijuana-purchasing experience is about to change forever .

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Cardboard tubes and boxes are one such form of packaging taking over as a replacement for plastic containers. Like their plastic counterparts there are many ways to ensure child-safety with these paper products . Most of them rely on some sort of “pop lock” system with a tab that’s pushed in to release the inside of the packaging. While most versions aren’t smell proof, they do offer us a way to brand our products on a surface that is recyclable.

Besides the paper versions of packaging, we are also seeing plastics made from hemp pellets . This is a new and exciting source for the unsustainable oil products we consume.

In the end, it’s just a plastic bottle. Right?

This is a common misconception that minimizes the importance of ensuring the safety of your customers . How you choose to pack your cannabis is crucial for how consumers perceive your company. It also impacts a company’s longevity in the market, so we hope this piece will help companies make smarter packaging choices in the future .

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Can we get free samples?

Yes. All of our samples of child proof jars are free and customers just need to cover the freight cost.

You can do freight collect, or pay the freight via Alibaba.

How we solve the problem if that happened at the destination?

Please offer evidence for the bad ones, like send samples, pictures, we will replace, deduct money or other ways that we both agreed to solve the problem.

Can you produce bottles according to our designs?

Yes. We have rich experience in developing custom glass jars due to years of cooperation with big companies.

What is the normal lead time?

The production time is usually within 7-30 days after payment received.

It depends on the number of your orders.

What if I have any other questions?

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Liquid Medicine Bottle

A liquid medicine bottle is a well-known object to anyone who has ever had the common cold and taken cough medicine. We can probably even recall the limited flavor options that you either hated or loved – grape, orange, or cherry. But now, in the age of cannabis-infused syrup, there are therapeutic and psychoactive syrups of all flavors, and they’re available to legal adults everywhere. Although cannabis syrup differs greatly from cough syrup, it’s generally packaged in the same amber medicine bottles.

Seriously, there are dozens of delectable cannabis syrup flavors out there, such as pineapple, watermelon, and guava. MMJ medicine bottles are made to hold these flavors! Rather than drinking them directly as one would with a cannabis-infused iced tea from a dispensary, cannabis syrup is generally measured out from child proof medicine bottles and mixed into foods/beverages. “Child proof” because, well, it’s an extremely strong cannabis concoction and most state laws require child proof packaging.

Thankfully, our entire medication bottle collection is child resistant thanks to another familiar face in the medical field: white “Push Down & Turn” caps. An amber orange medicine bottle with a white cap is easy to picture, just like the amber orange pill bottles with similar CR caps. Both of these items just scream “medicinal,” which is something the cannabis community has been shouting from the rooftops for decades.

Since weed is medicinal in different ways for people (prescriptions, self care routines, etc.), it often makes sense to package certain products in a medication bottle. MMJ dispensaries have long utilized classic prescription bottles and bags for flower and capsules, so when cannabis syrup came on the market it made the most sense to package it in amber plastic syrup bottles just like cough syrups and other liquid medications.

Today, many brands choose to use the classic amber cough syrup bottle to package their array of exciting cannabis syrups. Harnessing that classic liquid medicine bottle style is a great way to clearly advertise your product to dispensary customers. But just because these child proof medicine bottles are recognizable doesn’t mean they have to be generic! Adding custom labels transforms them from ordinary to distinctly yours.

Keep reading to find out more about the kinds of cannabis syrups people are putting in our amber syrup bottle collection, plus more on the types of amber bottles wholesale we have available.

What Is a Liquid Medicine Bottle?

Liquid medication bottles are traditionally deep amber to lighter orange colored plastic oblong bottles with white child resistant caps. Oblong, which essentially means “elongated oval,” bottles are used across numerous industries, though they are particularly well-known as cough syrup bottles. They can be such a dark amber sometimes that people call them “cough medicine brown bottles.”

The reason that most plastic medicine bottles are some type of amber, orange, red, or brownish-orange color is because orange plastic blocks more UV rays that can be harmful and degrading to the medications within. Cannabinoids (THC, CBD, etc.) can easily degrade because of prolonged light exposure, but the medicine orange bottle helps prevent some of those harmful rays from entering the container.

Now that you know the reasoning behind there only being one color of cold medicine bottle in our collection, let’s talk about what goes inside of them! Cannabis syrup is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a cannabis-infused syrupy liquid. However, unlike cough syrup for genuinely treating a cold, cannabis syrup isn’t generally taken alone with a swift swig from a tiny medicine cup.

We say “cough syrup for genuinely treating a cold” because there is a highly debated practice of mixing prescription-grade codeine cough syrup with antihistamines and various sodas (and sometimes alcohol). The concoction, known as “lean” among other names, has been popularized by popular culture for years and has become quite controversial for its dangerous side effects. The opioid-infused drink can lead to serious or deadly overdoses.

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It’s important that we acknowledge the HUGE differences between cannabis syrup and codeine cough syrup, even though we’re just the ones selling you the empty medicine bottles. The founder of the Global Drug Survey, Professor Adam Winstock, was quoted in a 2020 Vice article giving a succinct explanation on this: “THC syrup is just another form of edibles,” he said. “Lean is a dangerous concoction of an antihistamine in promethazine, an opioid in codeine, and often alcohol too.”

Most people choose to mix their cannabis syrups into beverages like lemonade, orange juice, and fancy coffees! There are cannabis-infused drinks available at most dispensaries, but having a concentrated syrup bottle of your own means being able to create dozens of different drinks and snacks. Unlike when you eat a regular edible like a brownie, the effects from drinking a cannabis syrup-infused beverage often set in fairly quickly. This, and the enticing flavor options, have made cannabis syrups increasingly popular. Both psychoactive THC syrups and calming CBD syrups are selling like hot cakes!

But there was one looming concern surrounding cannabis syrup for many that was all too familiar in the realm of edibles. Consumers, particularly novices, were having a hard time measuring the proper dosages. To combat that, all of our oval bottle containers are graduated with milliliter increment markings. These make it much easier for your customers to see how much they’re pouring even if they don’t have a measuring spoon on hand.

What Types & Sizes of Medicine Bottles Are Available?

We’ve got all the oval prescription bottles you will ever need! We make seven (7) different sizes of plastic liquid medicine bottles that can accommodate a wide range of volumes. As we mentioned, they’re all the classic amber oval bottles that everyone recognizes but may not have seen in years. There’s something familiar, generic, and almost vintage about amber (or orange, red, or brown) syrup packaging bottles.

That’s probably because liquid medication is more commonly meant for kids who aren’t able to swallow pills yet. As adults, you probably don’t take much liquid medication. You don’t even need to drink liquid cough syrup anymore – you can get it in capsule form! So when we’re faced with these amber oblong bottles, it feels like something from long ago because, well, it is! But now we’re all becoming familiar with them again as delicious, potent cannabis syrups flood the recreational and medical marijuana markets.

Let’s take a quick look at each of our oblong plastic bottles:

Our 1 oz brown syrup bottles hold approximately 30 mL of liquid and have 0.25 oz and 5 mL graduated markings. These empty medicine bottles are adorably small at 80.5 mm tall and come in two varieties: with or without an oral adapter. An oral adapter is a small rubber stopper with a small hole in the middle that helps customers pour their syrup slowly and in a controlled way. It’s the same kind of oral adapter that you find in olive oil bottles that helps prevent over pouring and waste.

Our 2 oz plastic syrup bottles can hold approximately 60 mL of liquid and have 0.5 oz and 5 mL graduated markings. They are 107 mm tall and come in the same two varieties as the 1 oz bottles: with or without oral adapters.

Our 4 oz amber syrup bottle can hold approximately 120 mL of liquid and has 0.5 oz and 5 mL graduated markings. It’s 127.5 mm tall and comes with an oral adapter included.

Our 6 oz medication bottle can hold approximately 177 mL of liquid and has 0.5 oz and 20 mL graduated markings. It’s 139.1 mm tall and comes with an oral adapter included.

Our 8 oz amber medicine bottles can hold approximately 236 mL of liquid and have 0.5 oz and 20 mL graduated markings. These child proof medicine bottles are 150.5 mm tall and come in the same two varieties as the 1 and 2 oz bottles: with or without oral adapters.

12 oz

Our 12 oz cough syrup bottle can hold approximately 355 mL of liquid and has 1 oz and 50 mL graduated markings. This cough medicine orange bottle is 167.1 mm tall and comes with an oral adapter included.

16 oz

Our 16 oz cough syrup bottle can hold approximately 473 mL of liquid and has 1 oz and 50 mL graduated markings. It’s 179.4 mm tall and comes with an oral adapter included.

What Types of Cannabis Products Go Into Liquid Medicine Bottles?

If you come across amber plastic medicine bottles at a dispensary, chances are it’s cannabis syrup of some type inside. This is especially true for the amber oval pharmacy bottles that you see at medical-only marijuana dispensaries. Since amber plastic oblong bottles are traditionally used for cough syrup in the medical field, they’re also used for other types of syrup medication, including cannabis. There are two main types of popular cannabis syrup: THC syrup and CBD syrup.

THC syrup is psychoactive, AKA it can get people high – like, really high. Cannabis syrup is made by adding hash oil (or another form of liquid cannabis concentrate) to a combination of “vegetable glycerin, a sweetener such as sugar or agave, and added flavors,” according to WikiLeaf. Cannabis concentrates are extremely potent (they can be up to 99% pure cannabinoids), making cannabis-infused syrup a very, very strong concoction.

CBD syrup is made in the same way as THC syrup but is non-psychoactive. CBD is a soothing, therapeutic, often somewhat sedative cannabinoid that’s caught on with many different demographics. By putting in syrup form, you give customers a flavorful way to enjoy their soothing CBD in many different forms. Cannabis syrup is commonly mixed into drinks, sometimes even a cocktail, but it can be used in other ways!

Cannabis syrups can be baked into cookies, brownies, and other baked goods just like oils and tinctures can be! It can also be drizzled over ice cream, fruit, blended into a smoothie, or used as a garnish (think strawberry THC syrup dolloped onto goat cheese-topped crackers – YUM!). Thanks to the high concentrations of cannabinoids and flavors in these syrups, only a small amount is needed to feel the effects and enjoy the different taste experiences.

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Because of cannabis syrup’s high potency (and because of state compliance laws), you’ll almost always (and should always) find it in childproof medicine bottles. That’s why we make all of our amber bottles bulk with childproof medicine bottle caps. The childproof medicine syrup bottle has been a staple for decades, and now that famous oblong bottle design is becoming a staple in the cannabis industry.

Where To Buy Medicine Bottles Wholesale?

The absolute best place to buy amber medicine bottles in bulk is right here at Marijuana Packaging! Designing your premium line of cannabis syrup packaging is easy with our seven (7) sizes of bulk syrup bottles in the classic amber color with child proof medication bottle caps. Plus, thanks to our amazing custom design team, your amber bottles wholesale will be the most distinctive in the dispensaries.

The classic amber colored liquid medicine bottle is simply one of the best marketing tactics for cannabis syrup, especially in a medical marijuana dispensary. It is so popular that “red bottle medicine” is a top searched phrase. Because of the very obvious medical connotations surrounding the amber syrup bottle, the medicine bottles for sale in our collection are the perfect style for any MMJ cannabis syrups. When novices see these amber medicine bottles, it gives them at least a clue of what the product might be. When connoisseurs see them in a dispensary, they’ll know what it is at first glance.

For years, we’ve been your one stop shop for all things cannabis packaging – the new, the exciting, the unusual, and the unheard of. We’re essentially obsessed with making sure we have ALL of the very best materials and containers for our customers who rely on our packaging to meet ever changing legal requirements and to stay up to date with modern aesthetic trends.

When it comes to amber oval medicine bottles, there really wasn’t too much we needed to change from the long-loved design seen at pharmacies around the world. You see, in addition to being a classic design, the oblong amber medication bottle is also a smart design, which is probably why it caught on so well in the first place. Everything from the color to the shape to the childproof medicine bottle cap is brilliant.

The amber color of our cough syrup bottles wholesale blocks a significant amount of UV light, protecting the potency of your cannabinoid-infused syrups. The shape of the amber syrup bottle allows for easy gripping and provides a side panel where graduated marks can be embossed. The childproof medicine bottles prevent kids from ingesting highly potent cannabis syrup AND check off a huge compliance packaging box.

Liquid Medicine Bottle – The Bottom Line

The amber liquid medicine bottle is a symbol of syrupy healing and powerfully strong flavors. But although the sight of a cough syrup bottle may have made you cringe as a kid, there’s no need for the fear of artificial grape tastes in the realm of therapeutic, exciting cannabis syrups. Be they soothing CBD concoctions or uplifting THC tinctures, cannabis syrups are sweeping the industry with deliciously bold natural flavors and highly potent cannabinoid levels.

As our amber bottles bulk are meant to mimic, in a distanced way, mixing cough syrup into a soda, it makes perfect sense to package cannabis syrups in a cough medicine orange bottle. However, it’s important to yet again acknowledge the huge difference between lean and cannabis syrup mixed with lemonade. Codeine cough syrup is a prescription medication that is often dangerously misused. Cannabis syrup is a legal, medical and recreational product intended for adults to enjoy the many therapeutic effects of cannabis.

When you’re designing your custom labels for your medication bottle collection, be sure to include any warning information required by your state. It’s also incredibly crucial to include accurate dosing information on your cough syrup bottle labels to ensure your customers don’t accidentally use too much of your potent concoctions. While cannabis is meant for both healing and having fun, safety is of the utmost importance in our industry, especially with these types of products.

If you’re looking for other types of empty medicine bottles, don’t forget to check out our prescription bottle and pop top containers collections. Both feature similarly-colored amber options but also have a wide range of other colors and opaque options. We even have a line of economy line vials, which you can find in our pill bottle collection. Whatever your orange medicine bottle needs, we’ve got you covered.

Frequently Asked Questions About Liquid Medicine Bottles
How To Dispose Of Medicine Bottles

Our oval medicine bottles are made from PET plastic, which is completely recyclable. Rather than throwing them away, you and your customers can easily recycle them in pretty much all neighborhood recycling programs.

Can you Recycle Medicine Bottles?

You can absolutely recycle our oval medicine bottles, which are made from PET plastic. They can be recycled with all of your other plastic bottles and containers.

How to Open Medicine Bottles

Our oval medicine bottles come with lifetime child resistant “Push Down & Turn” caps. To open them, grip the cap with your fingers and/or hand, press the cap into the container, and twist in a counterclockwise direction. The cap should pop right off, then it can be screwed back into place.

How To Reuse Medicine Bottles

Our medicine bottles are made from PET plastic and are completely recyclable, but can also be reused! If you’d like to reuse your medicine bottles, simply wash them out thoroughly and refill them with the liquid of your choice. Since they’re airtight and keep liquid inside, you can use them as a water bottle in a pinch. You can also reuse the small ones as travel size shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles!

Why Are Medicine Bottles Amber?

Amber plastic and glass blocks more UV rays than clear plastic or glass. UV rays can easily degrade cannabinoids (and organic materials in other medications), especially with prolonged exposure.