Classic prescription vials are ubiquitous in the medical industry, which for 20 years or so has embraced and interwoven with the cannabis industry. Medical marijuana is a triumphant union of the healthcare and cannabis worlds, and those ambery-orange pharmacy vials have long been a quintessential symbol of both. But these days, the classic prescription medicine bottle can look a lot different than it used to.
For one thing, they don’t just come in translucent amber with white caps anymore. You can order prescription pill bottles wholesale in all sorts of colors, opacities, and dram sizes - plus you can have them customized to your heart’s content. For another thing, the opacity might matter more than you realize, depending on your state’s compliance packaging laws. Last but certainly not least, pretty much every pharmacy bottle you come across these days will be child resistant somehow, some way.
Child proof prescription bottles are now just as ubiquitous in the medical marijuana industry as they are in pharmacies and medicine cabinets. They’re used for all sorts of cannabis products but you’ll find flower in the majority of these small, compliant containers. Larger prescription pill bottle sizes can hold larger quantities of flower but can also hold things like CBD capsules, THC gummy bears, and even pre rolls!
Keep reading to learn more about our economy line of pharmacy bottles for sale, including more information about our colors, sizing, range of opacities, and various compliance packaging features.
What Is A Prescription Bottle For Cannabis?
A prescription bottle for cannabis is almost exactly the same thing as a prescription bottle you pick up from your local pharmacy. The classic ones are made from ambery-orange, translucent plastic and are topped with white “Push Down & Turn” caps. We still carry a range of sizes in that vintage pairing because it’s SO recognizable as a symbol of prescribed medication and it’s ultra-protective.
Amber (which is between yellow and orange on the color wheel) plastic and glass are particularly adept at blocking harmful UV rays that can be damaging to cannabinoids (THC, CBD, etc.) as well as other organic materials in medications. Since the pharmaceutical industry had been cleverly using amber-orange pharmacy vials to safely store medications for years, medical marijuana operations smartly saw fit to follow suit.
These days, pharmaceutical bottles come in a whole rainbow of colors and even some metallic shades! On top of color options, there are also clear, translucent color, and fully opaque pharmacy bottle varieties. The varying opacities of our empty prescription bottles are crucial for meeting your state’s compliance laws, which are ever changing and can be quite strict. In Colorado, for instance, all cannabis products must be in fully opaque containers (in addition to their other packaging requirements).
Thankfully, we make plenty of opaque prescription bottle storage options. The all black prescription pill bottles wholesale are a top-seller for their sleek, modern looks and non-see through nature. But for states that allow translucent packaging for flower or edibles, the amber, green, and blue translucent pharmacy pill bottles are incredibly popular.
Every single one of our economy prescription vials comes with a “Push Down & Turn” child resistant reversible cap included. The translucent pharmaceutical bottles wholesale have white caps while the opaque ones have matching colored caps, but they are always child resistant and reversible.
Reversible child resistant caps are amazing because they're CR certified when screwed on one way but easy-open when screwed on the other way. This makes it easy to meet CR packaging requirements while also providing customers with an easy-open option. Medical marijuana is often prescribed to help remedy ailments like arthritis, which can make opening CR caps very difficult for some patients.
Don’t get us wrong: this isn’t to help anyone avoid safety regulations. You'll still need to have them screwed on the CR side at the point of sale. But then it’s up to the customer to do what they’d like with their purchase, and being able to flip the cap for easy opening makes a big difference for many people.
What Cannabis Products Can Be Packaged In Prescription Vials?
Plastic pharmacy bottles are most often used for marijuana and hemp flower, although they are sometimes used for cannabis capsules and other small edibles. Most prescription vials should be airtight to keep medications fresh, but ours are definitely, 100% airtight. That means you can package your flower knowing it will remain dank, potent, fluffy, and aromatic for weeks.
Cannabis flower (and most cannabis products like tinctures, edibles, capsules, and concentrates) has four main enemies: air, light, heat, and moisture. Those elements can very quickly affect the quality of your flower, degrading cannabinoids and even causing mold (moisture). When you use our high quality, affordable economy pharmacy vials, though, it’s easy to avoid those issues.
Orange prescription bottles are a great option for medical marijuana dispensaries in states that allow translucent flower packaging. They block a decent amount of harmful UV rays, give off a medical vibe, and still allow customers to see the flower before purchasing. However, it is always key to remind your customers to store their prescription pill bottle containers (of any color) away from direct sunlight as prolonged exposure will decrease the product's longevity.
Other cannabis products such as cannabis capsules/tablets are also well suited for pharmacy vials, which have traditionally been used for medications in pill form. You can also use prescription pill bottles wholesale for small edibles like gummies! Pharmacy pill bottles are an ultra-convenient, resealable, compliant packaging option that are recognizable to almost everyone as containing medication.
What Types Of Pharmacy Vials Are Available?
Our economy collection of pharmacy medicine bottles is 41 products strong. We carry sizes ranging from 8 to 60 dram capacities and 10 various colors, which come in different opacities. Let’s take a quick look at each color’s details.
Translucent Red - 1 & 2 gram translucent red pharmacy vials with white caps.
Translucent Amber - 1, 2, 3.5, & 14 gram translucent amber prescription bottle sizes with white caps.
Translucent Green - 1 & 10 gram translucent green prescription vials with white caps.
Opaque Green - 2, 10, & 14 gram opaque green varieties with matching caps.
Translucent Blue - 1 & 2 gram translucent blue prescription pill bottle sizes with white caps.
Opaque Blue - 7 & 10 gram opaque blue pharmacy bottle sizes with matching caps.
Translucent Purple - 2, 3.5, & 10 gram translucent purple sizes with white caps.
Translucent Pink - 1, 2, & 3.5 gram translucent pink prescription pill bottles wholesale with white caps.
Opaque Silver - 1, 3.5, & 10 gram prescription medicine bottle sizes with matching caps.
As we mentioned, each and every one of our prescription vials are child proof prescription bottles. Plus, we can easily customize any of the pharmacy bottles for sale with your brand’s logo, your state’s warning information, pretty much anything you’d like!
Does My Business Need Pharmacy Bottles?
Whether or not you want to use the classic pharmacy bottle look is up to you - you certainly don’t need to use this kind of cannabis packaging just because you run a medical marijuana business. That being said, pharmacy vials are exceptional marketing for medical cannabis products - they’re just so closely associated with the medical field - specifically prescriptions, which marijuana and hemp can be!
Empty pharmaceutical bottles wholesale are a convenient, affordable, and popularized form of flower packaging for medical marijuana specifically. That being said, medical marijuana has been legalized for a lot longer than recreational marijuana, and the ubiquitous ambery-orange pharmacy vials have made quite the lasting impression on the general cannabis community.
As recreational cannabis came into the picture, recreational businesses began utilizing similar ambery-orange empty prescription bottles. People knew them as THE prescription bottle and then came to know them as medical marijuana bottles. Because of the association with marijuana, many recreational businesses chose to use those same containers (at least at first). Nowadays, you'll find all sorts of pharmacy bottle varieties on both ends of the legal marijuana spectrum, from medical to recreational.
But just because they have an old school medical association doesn’t mean you can’t make your pharmacy vials unique and modern. Our custom department can create fantastic and distinctive labeling that will make your brand stand out on the shelves while the bottles themselves remain a classic symbol of the medical and medical cannabis industries.
Where To Buy Prescription Bottles Wholesale
Our vast collection of prescription pill bottles wholesale is the absolute best and most affordable place to bulk buy empty prescription bottles. Our wide range of colors, opacities, and capacities makes it easy to choose and customize the prescription pill bottle containers of your dreams. Plus, thanks to our child resistant “Push Down & Turn” caps, meeting that compliance requirement is easier than ever!
Bulk prescription bottles are a marvelous way to house your medical marijuana for so many reasons. Prescription medical bottle containers in our collection are completely airtight and smell proof, which does wonders for your flower’s shelf life. It also improves your customers’ experiences with your product - if it comes in a container that keeps it fresher longer, they’re more likely to be satisfied in the long run. Plus, you’ll be hard pressed to meet a cannabis consumer (medical or recreational) who doesn’t value smell proof containers.
Another amazing quality of our prescription pill bottles wholesale is that they’re made from polypropylene (PP) plastic, which is a highly recyclable material. Yet, at the same time, wholesale vials are incredibly affordable! When you dress them up with custom labels, they’re transformed from generic pill bottles to distinct, marketable cannabis containers. Plastic pharmacy bottles are really just a win for everyone involved - you (and your wallet), your customers, and the environment!
Whatever kind of prescription pill bottle you’re looking for, we definitely have something that will suit your taste. From classic translucent amber pharmacy vials to sleek opaque white ones and everything in between, our collection of economy vials has something for everyone and every business.
Prescription Bottle - The Bottom Line
Prescription pill bottles are a classic way to house medical marijuana - they’re recognizable, convenient, and compliant! Plus, if you’re sticking with that old school medicinal vibe in your shop, we also make prescription medicine bottle containers and pharmacy glass bottles for liquid cannabis concoctions (tinctures, syrups, etc.)! The medicine bottles come in a dark, protective amber color and the dropper bottles come in a range of colors, including dark amber, cobalt, and clear!
If you don’t see what you’re looking for in our economy line vials collection that we’ve been discussing, check out our full collection of prescription pill bottle containers. There are more sizes, more color options, and even a collection of tamper evident shrink bands in there! Creating the perfect pharmacy bottles for your cannabis brand is easy as pie when you shop with us at Marijuana Packaging.
Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Bottles
Are Prescription Bottles Smell Proof?
Yes, when the caps are completely screwed on, our reversible cap prescription bottles are smell proof. However, be wary of getting kief/trichomes on the outsides of the bottles -that will cause them to smell like kush.
Are Prescription Bottles Airtight?
Yes! The design is specifically made to be child resistant and airtight to keep kids safe and products fresh!
Why Are Prescription Bottles Orange?
Translucent orange and ambery-orange plastic are able to block more harmful UV rays than clear or other colors. Since UV rays can degrade cannabinoids (THC, CBD) and other organic materials in medications, pharmacies and dispensaries often use the classic orange prescription bottles to protect their products from degradation. Translucent orange prescription bottles extend your product’s shelf life, but if you’re not into orange, opaque bottles in general also work well.
What Are Prescription Bottles Called?
Prescription bottles are also commonly called vials, push down & turn bottles, and, in the case of this particular collection of prescription bottles, economy line vials. While there are many names for prescription bottles, they’re beloved across the medical and cannabis industries, which intertwine with medical marijuana.
Where To Get Prescription Bottles For Marijuana
Marijuana Packaging has a dizzyingly vast collection of wholesale prescription bottles for marijuana and hemp products. Featuring child resistant closures, a range of opaque and translucent colors, and a whole host of dram sizes/flower capacities, our prescription bottle collections have something for everyone and every brand.