Packaging should look great while conveying the essence of the product being sold. That's challenging enough as is. But sometimes it needs to do even more.

Many industries like pharmaceuticals, nutraceutical and recently, recreational cannabis, are heavily-regulated. In these cases, packaging must also protect children from accidentally ingesting the products while still giving adults the ability to use them responsibly. Enter child-resistant (or “CR”) packaging.

Chances are, you have seen cartons on the market with CR functionality. They tend to be unattractive, utilitarian and cumbersome. Some of them can actually work too well and keep adults from accessing the product.

But must they always be this way?
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