Expansion of Marijuana Legalization Spurs Movement for Child Safety in Washington and Colorado

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A&A Packaging comments on the misconceptions many Colorado dispensaries encounter in regards to "child safe" packaging.

There are many misconceptions about what really qualifies as child safe packaging

Colorado has seen an increase in cases of pediatric marijuana poisonings (14) and officials are revising regulations on "child safe packaging" that dispensaries are allowed to use in the sale of medical and recreational marijuana. "There are many misconceptions about what really qualifies as child safe packaging" a representative of A&A Packaging says "This is especially true in states like Colorado and Washington where recreational marijuana has been approved."

Recreational marijuana legislation was a big win for proponents of full legalization, but they are still very much an experiment that the rest of the nation is keeping their eyes on. States that have current medical marijuana laws are no exception. The Colorado poisoning incidents are bringing attention to the fact that medical and recreational marijuana is not only sold in the form of cannabis for the purpose of smoking, but is also sold as baked goods and candy meant for ingestion. Children are many times more likely to confuse these edibles for normal treats and accidentally ingest them.

With no regulations yet in place, some dispensary owners are selling marijuana products in what amounts to little more than zip-lock bags, but some critics point out that these containers do absolutely nothing to promote child safety. "The practice of selling marijuana in baggies is a relic of a bygone era," says Eric Price, a longtime activist from Seattle who has lobbied for both medical and recreational marijuana legislation. "This calls back to the black market and its only purpose it to package it in a way consistent with customer expectations. You can't sell Aspirin or Tylenol in baggies, so why would selling marijuana in baggies be acceptable?"

Legislators in Colorado agree with price. The Colorado legislature is putting regulations in place that may soon be a model for the rest of the country: requiring that all marijuana infused products be sold in child resistant packaging. A&A packaging's representative believes that this is a big step in the maturation of the industry "In order to fully comply with these regulations, it is important for dispensaries to sell their product in opaque child-safe bottles with reversible caps. This will ensure that not only are dispensaries complying with the law but also changing the image of the product to match the legitimacy of established over-the-counter and prescription medications."

A&A Packaging is California-based business that specializes in medical marijuana packaging and products for both patients and medical marijuana businesses. They offer a variety of packaging mediums from pharmaceutical grade plastic to durable acrylic and glass items designed to keep a patient's medicine fresh and safe. They are committed to the cause of patients who are suffering from conditions that medical marijuana can help treat, and also strive to treat the medical marijuana industry as a legitimate enterprise on par with the pharmaceutical industry. To learn more about how A&A packaging can help you or your business please call 1(888)315-2453 or visit their site at http://www.vialsondemand.com

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