Legalization has catapulted the previously underground cannabis market into a legitimate business industry. State regulation and growing public acceptance have created compliance and consumer demand issues never before encountered in the cannabis world. Cultivators are recognizing the value in quality control and product branding as they compete to deliver fresh, quality products to consumers. The N2 Packaging System provides a superior method of packaging cannabis that satisfies the cultivator, the consumer, and the regulatory agencies.
Founded in 2013, the N2 Packaging System is a patented process that preserves the freshness of the product while also meeting branding and compliance needs. Additionally, the N2 Packaging System addresses the important need for environmentally friendly packaging and child safety. “Our goal is to ensure that the time and money invested in the cultivation process is preserved so that a quality product is delivered to the end consumer. We also care deeply about child safety, compliance issues, and the environmental impact of packaging,” says Scott Marin, CEO, N2 Packaging Systems.
N2’s patented process utilizes nitrogen to seal the product in a lined, food-grade metal can. This process eliminates the enemies of freshness- light and oxygen. N2’s process does not alter the product once it is sealed in the can. “What goes in the can is what will come out of the can. If you put perfectly cured product in the can, you can expect a perfectly cured product when you crack the seal,” states Marin. “Our packaging partners tend to understand the value of branding and of consistently delivering quality products.”
Some cultivators choose to use an inferior packaging product to save money. This not only puts the credibility and safety of the product into question, but also damages the end product that is delivered to the consumer. Cultivators overlook the fact that spoiled and damaged product will cost much more than upgrading to the best packaging available. By employing the N2 Packaging System, businesses are able to see huge returns on investments. “We feel that packaging is the most important step in the process. The time, effort, and money it takes from seed to sale are all wasted if the end product is delivered to the customer damaged or destroyed,” says Marin.
With respect to the environment, the metal can is the most recycled food packaging product on the planet. “We have found that consumers appreciate the fact that our packaging is highly recyclable when compared to plastic options,” Marin adds.
N2 Packaging Systems offer various sized cans, and even have a clear can option for those that prefer to see the product. “We offer low and high volume options and a variety of additional equipment to customize the level of automation based on each business’s needs,” explains Marin. “Our fully automated system will sort, weigh, dose, seal, label, and then apply a child resistant lid.”
N2 Packaging continues to commit to quality through ongoing research and product development. The company has hired an independent laboratory to perform a five year stability test to better understand how their patented process effects terpene preservation. The study, which has just reached the twelve-month mark, shows significant and unmatched preservation of terpenes when compared to other packaging methods. Detailed study results can be viewed on the company website.
Safety and Compliance
As in every other industry, organizations operating in the cannabis market face a host of challenges. Since cannabis is a regulated market, compliance is considered one of the main obstacles. N2 Packaging Systems overcomes these obstacles by staying up-to-date on regulatory changes and by being actively involved in the cannabis legislative process. “Compliance seems to change by the minute, so we go above and beyond to educate ourselves in order to inform our customers,” says Marin. N2 has dedicated a significant amount of time and money into product research and development. N2 Packaging Systems is proud to offer their patent-pending child resistant lid, which has been certified by an independent testing lab. The child resistant lid allows the can to be closed and remain child safe even if it contains more than one dose/serving. “When you add our child resistant safety feature, our package solves multiple issues,” states Marin.
Proper product labeling is another key piece to compliance. While the labels applied to the N2 Packaging cans allow for brand awareness and creativity in marketing, they also provide room to add all state regulatory information. “Our in-house label team stays current on state regulations and requirements in order to eliminate that stress from our customers,” says Marin. Marin was also excited to announce that N2 Packaging Systems has recently finalized a partnership with Authentic Vision and will soon provide labeling with unique identifiers to comply with upcoming regulations requiring the ability to send recall information directly to end consumers.
The benefits of N2 Packaging’s patented process are numerous, and it is like no other cannabis packaging option available. This packaging is quickly becoming the choice of cultivators and consumers. Not only does it superiorly preserve the quality of the products while solving compliance issues, it allows for sharp branding and consistency and an unparalleled customer experience. “We place an enormous amount of energy on taking care of our packaging partners. We plan to expand as regulations expand, and we are very excited for what lies ahead,” concludes Marin.
"N2 Packaging System is a patented process that preserves the freshness of the product while also meeting branding and compliance needs"
"N2 Packaging Systems overcomes obstacles by staying up-to-date on regulatory changes and by being actively involved in the cannabis legislative process"