If cannabis edibles follow the rest of the food industry, flexible packages are likely to become more popular.

One company that’s started using pouches for gummies is CannAmerica, whose three- and 10-piece bags are sold in Colorado and Nevada dispensaries. The company also will enter the medical marketplace in Colorado with its redesigned packaging, each gummy containing 25 mg of THC, the active component of cannabis.

The Mylar pouches with child-resistant zippers replace bottles and have more room for branding. The packaging reduces the company’s carbon footprint and increases the product’s presence in stores without taking up more space, which is important for dispensaries that have limited shelf availability, CEO Dan Anglin says.

“We’ve gone to great lengths to provide consumers with a package that not only keeps the product fresh but is also a smaller footprint for storage with portability by design,” he says.

After extensive research on flavor preferences, the company added two new ones: orange sherbet and freedom pop, a combination of cherry, lemonade and blue raspberry.  

For more information, visit  www.cannamericabrands.com