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As the industry’s leading publication for over two decades, we want to remind you all that we are more than just another magazine; WE are the nexus of commerce for the counter-culture marketplace; headshops, smoke shops, vape shops, adult novelties, and dispensaries. Both publisher and platform, HQ exists to facilitate the continued evolution of a once-marginalized industry now on the cusp of legitimization. As a publisher, we are your advocate and your advisor, your continual stream of all information that matters to you; from product knowledge, to business insights, to how it all fits into the panorama of the bigger world. As a platform, we are your connection. We are the bullhorn, the billboard, and the bridge; the perfect bullseye of your target market. And as this industry continues to come into its own and navigate the coming seismic shifts in the landscape, we’ll be the light to guide its steps.

Headquest (HQ) is a monthly business-to-business magazine that has been serving counterculture retailers since 1998. HQ goes directly to head/smoke shops, adult shops, gift/novelty stores, hydroponic outlets, cannabis dispensaries, convenience stores, and similar retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. HQ has a monthly circulation of approximately 12,000 and a readership of approximately 38,000. As HQ is distributed to retail outlets only, it has become THE trusted buying tool and information source for these retailers.

HQ promises to continually offer an increasingly useful tool chest for both vendors and retailers, more integration, more interaction, and more engagement. Join the HQ Team today!