US-based Sugarmade is set to develop a new set of intelligent and active packaging systems for transporting and storing cannabis.
The proposed products will be designed to help cannabis cultivators and retailers to preserve tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels and eliminate pathogens in cannabis plants.
Sugarmade CEO Jimmy Chan said: “We plan to lead the market in advanced transport and storage for the fast growing cannabis industry.
“Currently, cannabis flowers have a very short shelf life. The trichomes that protect the cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids are extremely sensitive to handling, atmosphere gases, humidity and light.
“Current methods of transport and storage are very unfriendly to trichome preservation, resulting in millions of dollars in lost profits for cultivators and retailers and reduced enjoyment by consumers. Our aim is to lead the market in fixing these problems for the fast growing cannabis marketplace.”
Sugarmade will use patent-protected technologies to create a protective environment within containers used for transporting and storing cannabis.
Along with its licensor partner Cannabis Active Packaging, the company is developing applications and cannabis packaging prototypes for testing in laboratory environments.