At Sana Packaging, we design and develop hemp plastic packaging solutions for the cannabis industry. The hemp plastic we use is 100% plant-based and chemical free and our products are ASTM child-resistant certified.
Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond simply offering ecologically conscious products. We envision a world where our bodies, natural environment, and oceans are not polluted with toxic waste. We believe packaging should be regenerative and help heal the environment throughout its lifecycle.
We're proud to be an American-made company committed to supporting domestic agriculture and domestic manufacturing.
Ron Basak-Smith and James Eichner met during their MBA program at the University of Colorado Boulder. They first bonded over a mutual love for the outdoors and in particular, skiing. After a year of hallway run-ins and small talk about snow conditions, Ron asked James if he wanted to work on Sana Packaging for a class project.
After winning a university pitch competition where the legendary Hunter Lovins was one of the judges, Ron and James decided to pursue Sana Packaging outside of the classroom. The Sana Packaging team applied to Canopy Boulder and was part of the cannabis accelerator's 2017 Spring Cohort. The rest, as they say, is history.
Ron earned a BA in Sociology from Ithaca College and an MBA in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, and Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder. Ron’s goal is to support the sensibility and soft skills of his Sociology degree with the hard skills of his MBA in order to bring positive social and environmental change to his business endeavors.
James earned a BA in English from Colorado College and an MBA in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, and Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder. James has worked worked with startups and nonprofits from the publishing industry, to the music industry, to helping underserved communities, and protecting our environment.
Hemp is both sustainable and regenerative.
Hemp requires less water than other industrial crops and none of the pesticides.
One metric ton of hemp sequesters 1.5 metric tons of carbon.
Hemp is an ideal rotational crop and remediates the soil it's grown in.