NEWS: (BOULDER, Colo.) Terrapin Care Station, with dispensaries in Boulder and Aurora, Colo., begins a new year with the launch of two cannabis products that incorporate innovative packaging design with child resistance, product protection, and portability.
The dispensary group is the first in the nation to offer pre-rolled marijuana “joints” in a durable pack serving to protect its contents while providing a child resistant feature. The pack, designed to fit easily into a pocket, is filled with 10 half-gram joints – or “pins” – and branded “TerraPINS.”
The “Shell Shake” pouch joins “TerraPINS” pre-rolls in the product launch. The child resistant pouch contains a quarter ounce of strain-specific shake – sativa or indica – and is an alternative for those who prefer to roll their own or appreciate the convenience of pre-ground cannabis for vaporizing. The pouch includes a pack of rolling papers for convenience.
Chris Woods, CEO of Terrapin Care Station, tasked consultants Barbara Diner and Deb Baker of Higher Standard Packaging in Denver to find child resistant packs and pouches to accommodate his product concepts. Baker found a solution for packaging pre-rolls in the Danish-patented, “Locked4Kids” child resistant box utilized for prescription medications in Europe. The “Shell Shake” pouch employs an existing ASTM certified “pinch and seal” closure system.
“The solutions Higher Standard Packaging presented offered exactly what I envisioned for these products. The pack and pouch satisfy all Colorado regulations regarding compliant packaging while meeting our clienteles’ demands for quality cannabis packaged in a manner that supports an active lifestyle. Clearly, we’ve fulfilled those demands, as the products just debuted in our dispensaries and sales have been brisk,” Woods said.
“TerraPINS” and “Shell Shake” punctuate Woods’ pioneering packaging spirit. Eighteen months ago, Woods and Higher Standard Packaging announced Terrapin Station as the first dispensary in the nation to place an order for their environmentally-friendly and child resistant “R2” jar solution. Since September 2015, Woods has packaged cannabis flower in the R2 jar manufactured from recycled milk jug plastic that uses far less energy and produces less green house gas than those containers made from virgin plastic. For the past two years, Terrapin has received the prestigious Cannabis Economy “CannAward” celebrating leadership and innovation for this eco-friendly approach to cannabis packaging.
Commenting on Woods’ foresight, Diner said, “We’ve had the pleasure of working with the Terrapin team for the past two years. Chris Woods is constantly thinking about product innovation and challenges us to find packaging solutions for his concepts.”
“Because Chris is exacting about his packaging vision, he provides us with a tremendous opportunity to research, learn, and grow our packaging product lines,” Baker added.
ABOUT TERRAPIN CARE STATION:
Terrapin Care Station founder, Chris Woods, was a founding member of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and opened one of the first licensed medical marijuana centers in the State of Colorado in October 2011. In 2014, Terrapin Care Station opened as Boulder’s first retail marijuana dispensary and became the first licensed retail marijuana dispensary in the City of Aurora. Since 2014, Terrapin Care Station has opened an additional dispensary storefront in Aurora, Colo. offering free tours of their attached 20,000 square foot retail cultivation facility, which boasts being the first licensed retail cultivation facility in the City of Aurora, just 15 minutes from Denver International Airport. The dispensary group maintains cultivation facilities in Boulder, Denver, and Aurora, and currently employs 102 people. Learn more: http://www.terrapincarestation.com/.
ABOUT HIGHER STANDARD PACKAGING:
Founded in 2014, Higher Standard Packaging offers an extensive product line of ASTM/CPSC child resistant packaging for the legal medical and recreational cannabis industry. The company works with dispensary groups and marijuana infused product manufacturers to provide quality packaging that accommodates marijuana flower, concentrates, edibles, topicals, tinctures, and creams. Compliant exit packaging is also available. Higher Standard Packaging is the exclusive distributor of the R2 Eco-Friendly jar that is available in several sizes and provides compliant packaging consultation and maintains active memberships in National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and the Cannabis Business Association (CBA). Learn more: http://higherstandardpackaging.com/.
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