I work in a packaging facility where we regularly package marijuana and marijuana products.
I work on the line that packages dried marijuana flower.
All of the marijuana flower is placed in a large hopper and the machine shakes a few buds into each bag. The bags are weighed and then sealed and then all of the packages head over to the labeling area. Each one of the packages of dried marijuana flower receives a label with pertinent information. The packages of marijuana flower have to contain the strain, harvest date, THC count, and the city and state where the marijuana flower was grown. The shipping labels are chosen by the individual supplier. We are only responsible for putting the labels on the package. All of the labels are fed into a machine and then we place packages of marijuana flower on the conveyor belt. As they move through the line, the label maker clamps down on the bag and adds a label while sealing it directly to the plastic. The process is very fast and efficient and the labeling process only takes one employee off of the floor. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago there was a problem with the machine that labels the packages. The labels were sideways and we didn’t realize there was a problem until nearly 300 packages of marijuana flower had gone through the conveyor belt. We had to remove all of the labels and some of the packages had to be emptied and remade. We easily lost three or four hours because of the problems with the labeling machine.