Greetings, industry leaders and canna-preneurs! This is your B2B hub, dissecting the trends shaping the cannabis accessory landscape. We’re your co-pilots, navigating the legal terrain, financial ecosystems, and the evolving social impact of this dynamic market. Think of HQ² as your strategic partner, offering data-driven insights and expert perspectives through our insightful series. HQ² empowers you to make informed decisions and capitalize on the exciting opportunities within the cannabis accessory industry. So, buckle up and join the conversation!

Episodes

May 16, 2023

Georgia Hemp Market: Legitimized, but Restricted

Queue the sad violin music and say adios to our dear friend, THCA. You flew too close to the sun—or, at least, the governor’s office. The state of Georgia now defines THC as: tetrahydrocannabinol, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, or a combination of the two. For business owners, this means some of your most popular products are now illegal to sell. We’ve seen THCA cause headaches (and incarcerations) for business owners in the neighboring state of South Carolina. Could Georgia be setting a precedent that works its way through the South?
May 15, 2023

"Coughy" Talk - THCA

Holy $#%$, it’s our first episode!
 

Jeff used to be a lawyer. Nick could have owned a bowling alley, but he studied biology instead. David’s first writing gig was for a Christian rock Magazine. He also happens to look just like Christian rock icon, Steven Curtis Chapman.

May 14, 2023

Law, Science & Reefer Madness

In this (roughly) bi-weekly podcast, industry insiders, David, Jeff and Nick nerd out about cannabinoids, playing on the intersection of law, politics and science to get their collective finger on the pulse of the hemp space and find out where it’s going, as well as what it all means for business owners in the head shop marketplace.

May 14, 2023

The Healing Power of Plants with Sharon Letts

Have you ever wondered if nature holds the key to a healthier, more vibrant life? HeadQuest welcomes renowned author, documentarian, and plant guru, Sharon Lett, for a conversation that will blossom your mind!

May 14, 2023

From Deadhead to Doobie Dynasty: The Unexpected Rise of West Coast Gifts

Ever heard of a business getting its start in a Grateful Dead parking lot? That’s exactly how our guest on this episode got his empire rolling. We’re talking about Howard Franklin, the founder of North America’s largest glass pipe designer and distributor, West Coast Gifts. But the name is a bit deceiving, because this company’s origin story is anything but boring.

May 13, 2023

Reefer Report Coming Soon

The Reefer Report dives deep into the latest cannabis news, bringing you expert insights and analysis you can use. We explore the science, culture, and legal landscape of this rapidly evolving field, helping you stay informed and make smart decisions.