Colorado hemp plastic startup says it’s shipped first orders in N. America

Sana hemp plastic packaging

Colorado, USA-based Sana Packaging said it has delivered a round of first orders to customers in North America. The startup designs and develops plant-based hemp plastic packaging for the broader cannabis industry.

“We’re excited about our launch and we’re even more excited to provide the cannabis industry with some much needed differentiated, sustainable, and compliant packaging solutions,” Ron Basak-Smith, Sana’s co-founder and CEO, said in a release. “As rapidly growing and emerging industries, we believe the cannabis and industrial hemp industries have a responsibility to be platforms for positive social, economic, and environmental change.”

Sana said it uses 100% plant-based and chemical-free hemp plastic in its products.

The company is led by Basak-Smith and James Eichner, who met at the University of Colorado, Boulder’s MBA program. That’s where Sana got its spark, in a class project. After winning a university pitch competition, the enterprise got a boost from Canopy Boulder, a Colorado cannabis industry accelerator in 2017.