Introduction to Cannabis Packaging


Course Description

This course will discuss the types of products being derived from cannabis sativa, from the traditional flower to processed products. We’ll talk about methods of packaging as well as suppliers and stakeholders in the packaging industry that work with cannabis brands. This is important, as there are many supply chain and transport obstacles to overcome for emerging cannabis brands and suppliers in this developing Consumer Packaged Goods category.

Course Curriculum

About the Instructor

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Founder and Associate Professor

Packaging and entrepreneurship came together at an early age for Dr. Andrew Hurley. As a young boy, he molded and sold pewter figurines, but inadequate shipping materials led to breakage. Frustrated, he set to researching better packaging alternatives … and he hasn’t ever stopped. Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. He leads the packaging design emphasis area, where he researches how to leverage packaging to solve even the toughest supply chain challenges.