OrganiCann Compostable Packaging

Derrick Lin


OrganiCann Introduces the World’s First Home Compostable Medical Cannabis Packaging

Marijuana just got greener. OrganiCann’s sustainably grown, organic, medical cannabis is now available in environmentally friendly packaging that you can compost in your own back yard.

The Organic cannabis Foundation, LLC (OrganiCann), the largest medical cannabis dispensing collective in Northern California, announced exciting new home compostable packaging.

OrganiCann’s new packaging is made from certified-compostable film printed with water-based inks. The compostable film is made from sustainably produced wood. OrganiCann’s packaging safely biodegrades in home or commercial compost. It will even biodegrade in a wastewater environment.

“At OrganiCann, we are committed to sustainability in everything we do,” said Dona Ruth Frank, Managing Member of OrganiCann. “Whether it is how our medicine is cultivated, or how it is packaged — we are continuously developing more environmentally friendly solutions.”

Until now, most medical cannabis has been packaged in plastic. OrganiCann’s new packaging protects the quality and integrity of its medicine, while eliminating unnecessary plastic waste. Unlike many compostable packages that require the high heat and pressure of commercial compost facilities, OrganiCann’s packaging will safely biodegrade in home compost. Patients who don’t live in neighborhoods with commercial composting can place the packages in home compost piles where they typically biodegrade in just a few weeks.

“OrganiCann gave us a very clear mandate. Produce a design that first and foremost protects the medicine, but that also has the least environmental impact possible,” said Glenn Martinez, Co-Founder of Branditecture, the branding agency that developed the packaging.

OrganiCann offers home compostable packaging for a full range of products from dry cannabis and joints to concentrates and even cannabis-infused teas.

“Home compostable packaging is just one part of our overall sustainability effort,” says Frank. “We look at everything we do and ask ourselves, ‘how can we do it greener?’.”

  1. In 1972, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because they considered it to have "no accepted medical use." Since then, 15 of 50 US states and DC have legalized the medical use of marijuana.

  2. Uhm, growing weed indoors is not "sustainable," that's really only going to happen in an outdoor-grow situation, and because of weed's legal state, not many outdoor-growers are "sustainably" growing their crops, so… let's start out with the assumption that Dona Ruth Frank doesn't know what the hell she's talking about and that she's just looking for some flasy BS way to look good…nice try, but you need to be smarter to fool smart people! Maybe you could grow the stuff you sell organically instead of just saying you do…you're just a big fat phony!

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