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As the owner of a marijuana dispensary, you have some choices to make. You not only have to choose what products to sell, but how to package them. When it comes to many marijuana products, the two most popular options are mylar bags and cannabis jars. Which kind of packaging is better?

Mylar Bags

Mylar bags are a popular option for weed lovers. These bags are opaque, which allows them to be transported discretely and kept out of sight of curious children. The mylar bags used today are child-resistant and tamper-evident. They have a zip-locking mechanism to make them reusable and a tear tab at the top, so you’ll know if someone tried to get into your product before it reached your hands.

Some weed enthusiasts store their fresh bud permanently in mylar bags. The zip lock at the top creates a seal to keep marijuana fresh and uncontaminated. Mylar blocks UV rays, keeps the product cool, and (unlike plastic bags) is not made of toxic chemicals. These features help to retain the medicinal qualities of marijuana for as long as possible.

Keep in mind that due to some state laws surrounding weed, if you choose to sell your product in a container that you can see through, you will probably end up having to package the whole thing in a mylar bag anyway. For example, in California, all cannabis packaging must be opaque, so see-through glass jars aren’t sufficient for packaging weed. 

Glass Concentrate Jars

Cannabis jars are another popular packaging option. Like mylar bags, glass jars are made from non-toxic materials. However, most glass jars are see-through, which leaves the cannabis inside exposed to the sun’s UV rays. Too much exposure can cause the product to become dry and brittle and even make it lose some of its potency. However, there are amber and cobalt-colored jars that can help with this problem. If you package your products in clear glass jars, make sure to store them in drawers, cabinets, or any cool, dark and dry spot. 

Glass jars have an incredible seal. With mylar bags, if you accidentally miss a section of the zip or forget to seal the bag at all, your weed will be exposed to the air, which can cause it to lose potency. With their twist on-lids, glass jars are your best option if you want your cannabis to stay potent for a long time. They keep the air and other contaminants out, preserving your weed for as long as you need to store it.

Which Option Is Best?

Both mylar bags and glass jars are worth considering. Glass jars are more expensive than mylar bags, but they are extremely reusable and recyclable. With either option, it’s easy to print your own labels to put on your products. Ultimately, the choice comes down to your preference.

Before making a decision, read up on the regulations in your area. Make sure you have all the facts at your disposal before investing in either of these weed packaging options.


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