Why are award-winning cannabis companies like Cookies, Maven Genetics, Heavy Hitters, and Talking Trees, along with major MSOs like Cresco Labs, Verano, and TerrAscend all linking up with Costa Mesa-based LeafyPack?
The answer to the question above is really pretty simple: They all like making money and LeafyPack stacks profits for them.
Perhaps the loneliest acronym in regulated cannabis markets is ROI, or, Return on Investment. As rare as that achievement is in the weed world, brands that buy into LeafyPack’s leading packaging automation solutions are seeing a return on that investment in an average of just six to nine months.
This is why we see these ultra-successful brands experiencing Big Bang levels of expansion as these game-changing solutions for wrapping, rolling, capping, bagging, weighing, labeling, and more quite literally pay for themselves while optimizing efficiency and maximizing quality.
At LeafyPack, The #AntiHandPackingClub Sets A Higher Standard
As a cannabis brand, your first and often your only point of contact with a customer until the sale is made is your packaging. This is far from ideal for anyone, but thems the rules in most regulated markets. This, of course, matters when establishing your packaging designs and protocols, but “bag appeal” used to mean what was inside the bag, not what’s printed on the outside, and that still matters to LeafyPack, too.
With regulations comes licensing, and with licensing comes supply chains, all of which leads to lengthier spans of time and more hands in the pot between the grower’s proud harvest and the custy’s disappointing mids. But how can a grower harvest top-shelf weed only to have it turn to boof by the time the end user gets it?
There are a lot of variables that can factor into that, but one all too common culprit is the human element in the act of packaging. The best weed you have ever smoked was the weed touched by the fewest hands possible, and that is the guiding principle at LeafyPack, whose automated systems are optimized for both quality control and precision.
As a retail customer, this means that the LeafyPack-produced bags, boxes, or jars of buds, pre-rolls, or edibles that you just purchased have had as few human hands (and hairs, and sneezes, and dabs) on them as possible. This massive reduction in the turntime between successful harvest and efficient packaging will manifest itself as fuller-shaped nugs and juicy, intact trichomes which will translate to better representations of the aromas, flavors, and effects that the farmer or chef intended.
As an operator, the ability to run automated systems 24 hours a day with limited staff knowing that the consistency in both production and in quality will be maximized allows you to reallocate recurring labor costs wasted on mundane tasks and mitigate loss due to human error or human nature. Do that for around eight months and that machine is in the black making you money everyday all day.
Once a brand reaches a certain scale, automation is the only logical next step. Of course, that next step isn’t always to go all-in on automation so LeafyPack offers everything from entry level consultations and implementation to get you rolling all the way up to full-scale facility design and the capability to potentially automate the filling of a thousand bags of weed per HOUR.
If you have been into a dispensary lately you have likely noticed how wild the packaging has gotten, particularly on mylar bags that can now be made into virtually any shape, size, and design. Yeah, LeafyPack will bust out thousands of those per day as well. They work one-on-one with each client to customize their packaging solutions to accommodate any new packaging designs they may want to employ.
With consulting, financing, and even trade-in options available, LeafyPack has a noble desire to see “more cannabis for everyone” and they know that automation is the path to that utopia.
“Our roots may be grounded in cannabis, but our vision soars beyond,” says the Director of Marketing at LeafyPack, Yasha Shamayeli. “LeafyPack is where the ethos of the green leaf infuses with the mechanics of automation, creating a lineage of machines that are as groundbreaking as they are green.”
LeafyPack x MJBizCon 2023 Is Going To Be Lit
If you have been to events like Hall of Flowers, Cannacon, or MjBizCon in the past few years, you have likely seen the LeafyPack crew boothed up there. In their first year at MJBizCon in 2021, they hosted a badass 800 sq.ft two-story booth with a sales lounge up top and a modest showroom below.
Last year, in 2022, their presence expanded up to 1000 sq.ft., allowing them to bring more machines and blow more minds.
This year, at MJBizCon 2023, from November 28th through December 1st in Las Vegas, you’ll find LeafyPack in their 1200 sq.ft. showroom Booth # 2914 in Central Hall, right near the main entrance to the year’s largest B2B cannabis event.
Their expanded footprint offers ample space for them to set up and run customer demos on their most popular automated packaging solutions, like two of their best-sellers, the EcoBagger and the RotoBagger.
If that’s not enough servos and shiny metal for you, be sure to check out the Apollo Pro Pre-Roll Machine which at just 4’ tall and 3’ wide can fill, twist and crown up to 20 joints per minute!
LeafyPack currently offers five different machines just for automated labeling – Flat Pouch, Pre-Roll Tubes, Caps, Square Containers, Round Containers – so you’ll just have to pull up to Booth #2914 at MJBizCon to see what they brought along with them.
In fact, their website has 18 different automated machines available right now so while we doubt they will have all 18 set up in Vegas for the show, keep your eyes peeled for the innovative EVOCAN Gummy Depositor, a tabletop dab dispenser that fills retail-ready concentrate jars on the fly, and their Semi-Auto Scale as perfect examples of how to start your own automation transformation.
For those movers and shakers looking to do business with LeafyPack in Vegas and beyond, after Day 1 of the show the company will be hosting an invite-only mixer in the Arts District featuring good vibes provided by the LeafyPack team and great food prepared by an award-winning chef. Hit them up for those details!
Trade shows are an excellent opportunity to meet the LeafyPack crew and see how their automated solutions can make life easier (and more lucrative) for you. Tell them the Beard Bros sent you!
You can learn more or contact the team at https://leafypack.com/
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