Top 10 packaging design editorials of 2017: Page 8 of 10

By Lisa McTigue Pierce in Packaging Design on December 18, 2017

#3. Marijuana packaging: Beyond the baggie

This landmark April 2014 article analyzed packaging possibilities for recreational cannabis, which was just emerging as a growth market in Colorado and Washington states, as well as for medical marijuana. Now, seven states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) have legalized recreational use.

We looked at edibles, supply chain, safety, regulations, labeling, graphics, pilferage and more. At the time this was written, freelance writer Kate Bertrand Connolly made two predictions, both of which have subsequently materialized:

“First, the thicket of rules and regulations surrounding marijuana packaging will grow denser. And second, the fledgling cannabis industry will continue to roll out the green carpet for packaging suppliers, designers, advisors and consultants.”


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