S-One Labels & Packaging (S-OneLP) has launched a free resource guide to help label and flexible packaging converters navigate the emerging legal cannabis market.

The guide takes the form of a website designed for label and packaging manufacturers looking to provide sophisticated high-end packaging with shelf appeal that complies with specific US state regulations, keeps the product fresh and, where possible, is environmentally friendly.

As such, a key part is an interactive map highlighting US packaging laws by state, detailing which states have legalised recreational or medical cannabis laws, and the places where cannabis remains illegal. Label and packaging converters can also learn from those already invested in this market with an in-depth interview with Dura-Pack, which has been producing packages and cannabis automation systems since 2015. A further educational article explores child-resistant packaging, how it’s achieved, and what this standard means for the wider cannabis packaging industry.

Tom Hauenstein, vice president of sales at S-OneLP, commented, ‘In recent years, many of S-OneLP’s customers have diversified into the legal cannabis market in what was essentially an entirely new range of packaging applications that emerged overnight. As with any new endeavour, there came questions about the legal cannabis market as our customers struggled to find information on child resistance packaging requirements, changing regulations, and film barrier properties that keep cannabis products fresh. Customers often turned to the experts at S-OneLP for help navigating this new and dynamic landscape.’

The Cannabis Resource Guide can be accessed here.