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Oregon company hopes marijuana canning technology takes off

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As the cannabis industry grows, competition for customers is fierce.

An Ashland-based company says their technology can help set products apart.

N2 Packaging LLC seals and preserves marijuana in cans using nitrogen, claiming the product has a longer shelf life.

“They know it's going to be good for as long as they keep it in their dresser, or the cabinet or wherever. It's not going to go stale or dry on them,” said Luke Olsen, the company’s retail sales manager.

Olsen and a partner have their own product line called The Factory.

N2 Packaging received a patent to hermetically seal controlled substances in an altered environment last October.

The cans are also better for storage, transportation and tracking, Olsen said.

Olsen says customers in Oregon, California and Washington have purchased the machines.

Matthew Schwimmer purchased one of the machines for The Green Oasis, a Portland-based chain of stores and said the cans are popular with customers.

Since most marijuana flowers are typically displayed in glass jars, Schwimmer said the cans helped with branding.

“It makes them remember what they're getting so if they're new, the next time they come in they can say, ‘oh I got that blue can or oh I got that purple can,’” he said. “And I'm able to help them much faster.”

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