I know that the legal marijuana industry has its controversies. Maybe you don't think it should be legal at all. Maybe you think it should be regulated in the same way as alcohol sales. But most states have some sort of legal process on the books, either for medical uses or, in 11 states currently, for recreational use.
But one thing is certain: The demand for packaging for marijuana products is growing. New York-based Zion Market Research says the forecast for sales of flexible and rigid packaging for cannabis is growing at an annual rate of 7.1 percent, Catherine Kavanaugh writes.
"Currently worth an estimated $12 billion, demand for vials, bottles, medicine droppers, rubber gaskets, zip-locking bags and the like is expected to almost double to $20 billion by 2025," she noted.
And those companies opting for glass packaging still need to turn to plastics for childproof closures.
"Most closures that you will find paired with our wide-mouth jars are your standard text-top or pictorial top push down and turn child-resistant closures," said Edward Cook, product marketing manager for Union, N.J.-based O. Berk Co.