For every gram of cannabis sold there can be as much as 70 grams of packaging waste, according to some of Canada’s first cannabis customers.
The amount of plastic, cardboard, foil and wrap that’s being used to package and market cannabis seems excessive to many.
“It’s really shameful,” said Remi Robichaud of Moncton. “Being a coastal province, they should do something about the amount of plastic that goes into our ocean.”
Robichaud says a friend of his used a food scale to compare the weight of a gram of cannabis purchased at Cannabis NB to the 70 grams worth of plastic, foil, and packaging that it came in.
“Seeing the amount of plastic being used for such small quantities, it’s really shameful.”
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