DENVER, COLORADO – Sana Packaging, a startup that designs and develops 100% plant-based hemp plastic packaging solutions for the cannabis industry, has officially launched. Sana Packaging recently delivered their first orders to customers across North America.
This is an English translation of our recent interview with Ganja Talks. Founded by João Paulo Costa and Henrique Torelli, Ganja Talks "produces multimedia content and experiences for cannabis enthusiasts. Ganja Talks promotes cannabis education and culture and puts on an annual festival in Brazil with programming that ranges from lectures to chats, films, and product exhibits. The mission of the festival is to create and maintain a strong dialogue between the different spheres of the cannabis universe: business, technology, medical research, and public policy."
This presentation by Joni Lane is from TEDx Charlottesville in 2014. Joni is a LEED Green Associate with a Masters in Sustainable Design from the Boston Architectural College. She believes “great design has the power to change the word” and she believes hempcrete can help heal our built environment and rid our society of “sick building syndrome.”
Here is another great TEDx Talk about industrial hemp. This one is by Gregg Moseley-Clarke at TEDx Bridgetown in 2013. Gregg looks specifically at how industrial hemp could help his native country, Barbados.
Did you know there have been some solid TedX Talks about industrial hemp in recent years? Well, you do now. This particular talk is from TedX Greensboro in 2017 and Jack Whitley has an important message: “Nothing is more important than the land.”
Time for some more exciting Sana Packaging news: our 1/8th oz Flower Containers and Pre-Roll Tubes are officially approved for commercial use in the Beaver State! For those of you unfamiliar with state nicknames, Oregon is the Beaver State. But I digress…
Regulations are different in every state with a recreational and/or medical cannabis program. In Oregon, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) “evaluates and approves medical and recreational marijuana packages and labels to ensure all packages and labels meet the requirements set out by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the OLCC.”
We’re excited to announce that our 1/8th oz Flower Containers and Pre-Roll Tubes are both officially child-resistant certified! This is a significant milestone for Sana Packaging and further confirmation that our hemp-based packaging designs are market ready.
Child-resistant (CR) certification is an integral part of cannabis packaging. However, there is still some confusion among consumers about what exactly CR certification is, what it’s not, and why it matters. So, let’s shed some light on the subject!
“Hemp is for hippies!”
Perhaps. But if that’s the case, Henry Ford’s dream “to grow cars from the soil” made him a very smart hippie.
The Renew Sports Car pictured below is made from a variety of "hemp-tastic" materials, and although it is not Henry Ford’s, I bet he would like this vehicle. Almost anything can be made from hemp, so it seems hemp is really for "hemp-ryone."
If hemp were a person in your friend group, she would be the most efficient, down to earth, humble, and generous human that you rarely hear from. She would be involved in almost all of your community’s projects for environmental conservation, and she would let her sister, marijuana, take the spotlight at every gathering.
Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis sativa. While marijuana and hemp are both species of cannabis, hemp has less than 1.00% THC and can be grown as a renewable source for raw materials used in countless products such as fuel, textiles, plastics, building materials, food, and more.