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SOURCE Kush Bottles
Company executives caution dispensary owners that Chinese containers are not certified to be child resistant and do not meet regulations in certain states
SANTA ANA, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kush Bottles, North America's premier supplier of certified child-resistant packaging and compliant bottles for the marijuana industry, commented today on a recent press release by a competitor claiming that marijuana dispensary packaging made in China was "outperforming domestic manufactured dispensary supplies."
The press release stated, "Chinese manufacturing had helped to keep packaging prices low. The fact that these lower-priced options exceed domestic quality standards in the last few years is why [they are] proud of [their] business partnerships in China."
Ben Wu, CEO of Kush Bottles strongly disagrees with that statement. "I am keenly familiar with the production quality of bottles and packaging coming from China, and I can unequivocally state that they are far inferior to the product coming from American factories, which use FDA-approved materials and have been independently tested and certified to meet and exceed the standards for child-resistance set by the specific requirements of Title 16 CFR 1700 of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act."
Moreover, the bottles and containers made in China do NOT meet the standards for child resistance in states with child resistant packaging regulations.
John Kovacevich, Vice President of Kush Bottles, explains: "In order for a product to be absolutely certified as child-resistant and meet the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ASTM International (ASTM), it must be tested and approved in this country. Even if the made-in-China product was tested in the United States and then manufactured overseas, each time a size or mold is changed or a resin altered in the slightest, it must be recertified. That is simply not happening with the Chinese-made products, and this is putting dispensary owners in regulated states at great risk. The potential liability and tradeoff in quality is not worth the slight savings."
Kush Bottles does offer bottles that are made in China as part of their Value Line, and offers them as an inexpensive packaging solution for dispensaries in states that are not strictly regulated, such as California. However, for regulated states like Washington and Colorado, the use of Chinese made bottles can put a dispensary in risk of non-compliance. Statements by other distributors that these bottles are "approved" are disingenuous and misleading.
Kush Bottles is the leader in providing high quality, child-resistant containers to the cannabis industry. Having sold over 10 million bottles, the company has on-staff professionals who are expert in each state's regulations regarding the packaging of cannabis and cannabis-based products. This knowledge base is provided free of charge to growers and dispensary owners, and can be extraordinarily helpful to assure compliance with the myriad of complex regulations.
"We welcome questions from dispensary operators and enjoy working with them to provide a packaging solution that is affordable, effective, and compliant with their state's regulations," Wu stated. "We will not sell a product to a dispensary in a regulated state that will put their license in jeopardy, even if it saves them a few cents," he added.
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