How Customer Research Can Help Fire Up Your Business

How Customer Research Can Help Fire Up Your Business

As a small business owner, conducting customer research is essential in order to understand your target customers and stay competitive. This is particularly important for businesses like smoke shops that specialize in cannabis products, as the market and consumer preferences are constantly changing. Conducting customer research can also help you identify opportunities for growth and…

Bing Bang Boomer

Bing Bang Boomer

How to Get Older Customers Interested in Your Smoke Shop You might have heard the expression, “Ok Boomer,” being used to dismiss the relevancy of older generations. But in promoting your smoke shop, you’ll be better served to change the catchphrase to, “Ok Boomer, Come On In!” Contrary to popular belief, boomers are not just…

PAX Launches PEACE BY PAX Initiatives Supporting Social Reform, Safe Access and Sustainability

PAX Launches PEACE BY PAX Initiatives Supporting Social Reform, Safe Access and Sustainability

PAX, a global cannabis brand, has announced the launch of PEACE BY PAX, a new program to continue and expand the company’s efforts to drive meaningful social impact. The company is committed to destigmatizing, legalizing, and creating equitable access to opportunity through cannabis. PEACE BY PAX will include partnerships with, and support of, organizations such…

FDA Moves to Regulate Cannabis-Derived Products

FDA Moves to Regulate Cannabis-Derived Products

Food and Drug Administration officials are taking steps to announce a plan for how to regulate cannabis-derived products like CBD and delta-8 THC in the coming months. This comes as the agency is also leading a review into marijuana’s scheduling status. In interviews with the Wall Street Journal, FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Janet Woodcock and…

Unconfirmed Reports Say 6 Industry Vendors are Currently Being Detained By Mexico Customs

Unconfirmed Reports Say 6 Industry Vendors are Currently Being Detained By Mexico Customs

According to industry sources, a group of individuals representing US-based cannabis industry vendors were detained earlier this week by Mexican customs officials. The individuals in question were attendees of the C3 counterculture B2B trade show in Cancun, Mexico. The event held January 9-13, 2023, is billed as the “leading Counter Culture Expo” for “cannabis, vape, and counter-culture industries’ top brands, stores, websites, and manufacturers.”

IS CANNABIS COMPLIANCE WORTH THE COST?

IS CANNABIS COMPLIANCE WORTH THE COST?

Cannabis can be a costly industry to break into. Between costly licensing fees on local and state levels, burdensome taxes, shifting regulations, expenses for operations, marketing, and more, it’s not cheap. Tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceuticals giants are in the same boat, but over the years have all fought federal regulations. With cannabis legalization on the horizon,…

How to Manage Economic Uncertainty Without Losing Customers

How to Manage Economic Uncertainty Without Losing Customers

Inflation has been top of mind for many small businesses this year as they grapple with increased costs across the board. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, November prices were about 7% higher than the year before. Some costs, such as energy and food have seen even steeper increases.  One…