March 7, 2018 Child-Resistant Packaging | Cannabis Canada Forum

Color Ad Packaging Ltd was honored to be a lead sponsor, exhibitor, and speaker at Cannabis Canada Association’s 2018 Forum in Calgary (March 2nd -3rd). We were there to promote our Child-Resistant pouch and answer any questions people had about child-resistant packaging. If you missed it, below is what you need to know.

What is child-resistant packaging?

A child resistant package is a package that;

(a) when tested in accordance with an acceptable method,

(i) in the case of a test group comprising children, cannot be opened

(A) by at least 85 percent of those children prior to a demonstration to them of the proper means of opening the  package, and

(B) by at least 80 percent of those children after the demonstration, and

(ii) in the case of a test group comprising adults

(A) can be opened by at least 90 percent of those adults, and

(B) where the package is designed so that, once opened and reclosed, it continues to meet the requirements of subparagraph (i), can be so reclosed by at least 90 percent of those adults; Or

(b) complies with the requirements of one of the following standards, namely,


(i) Canadian Standards Association Standard CAN/ CSA-Z76.1-M90, entitled Recloseable Child-Resistant Packages, published January 1990, as amended from time to time,

(ii) European Standard EN 28317:1992, entitled Child-resistant packaging—Requirements and testing procedures for reclosable packages, as adopted by the European Committee for Standardization on October 30, 1992, recognized by the British Standards Institution, and effective February 15, 1993 and by the Association française denormalisation, and effective December 20, 1992, and which reiterates fully the international standard ISO 8317:1989, as amended from time to time, and

(iii) Code of Federal Regulations (United States), Title 16, Section 1700.15, entitled Poison Prevention Packaging Standards, as amended from time to time.




We look forward to seeing everyone April 13th – 14th, in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre.