Producers blame federal guidelines as customers raise concerns over ‘excessive’ cannabis packaging

Some buyers are complaining the bulky packaging for newly legalized cannabis is environmentally unfriendly, but producers say government guidelines are to blame.

Greg MacLean, who bought marijuana from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation last week, says he was shocked to see how much packaging was used for four grams: two plastic containers, two cardboard boxes, and clear plastic casing, all enclosed in a brown paper bag.

The 37-year-old medical user says the packaging is overkill, and he never saw this amount of packaging when he ordered online from dispensaries.

Health Canada’s cannabis guidelines dictate that packaging must prevent contamination, be tamper-proof and be child-resistant….

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