Build, Test, Repeat: Developing Sustainable, Compliant Cannabis Packaging

Build, Test, Repeat: Developing Sustainable, Compliant Cannabis Packaging

When it comes to developing cannabis packaging, things are only getting more complicated. Packages have to meet child safety guidelines and leave room for increasingly copious labeling. But packages are also a marketing tool, drawing attention and telling consumers about a product before they’ve even read a word.

It takes practice to walk that thin line, which is why Sun Grown Packaging has devoted itself to producing packaging solutions unique to the cannabis industry. Leafly sat down with Sun Grown exec Rob Nachtwey to talk about what his clients need, how the field is evolving, and what exactly happens during a packaging compliance test.

Award: Best in Cannabis Sustainability/ Recycling

On November 16th, 2016 Sun Grown Packaging Won the best in Cannabis Sustainability/ Recycling, by the Denver Post’s Cannabist Newsletter!

About the Awards

The Cannabist Awards recognize the world’s top marijuana and hemp businesses, researchers, technologists, thought leaders, products, influencers and philanthropists. Winners were announced at a live event in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2016 during the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo.


We encouraged everyone to nominate the future-forward cannabis businesses, organizations, products and people who are taking the marijuana space into a post-legalized era. Submitters were asked to think about the change-makers and the leading disruptors when making nominations.

Award Categories

A panel of expert judges, selected by The Cannabist Staff, chose winners in 40 categories — and also appointed the 2016 Cannabist Person of the Year. Categories celebrated the best in cannabis and hemp technology, research, sustainability, education, philanthropy and other forward-looking facets in the evolving marijuana space.