Matrix Distributors

“You cannot be everything to everyone, or you will be nothing to no one,” is an expression that defines who we are and what we do in the world of business. For Matrix Distributors, based in Lutz, Florida, owner Bobby Ali recognized that from the beginning and instead of offering a mind-numbing selection of products, they have 70% of their inventory in just one category: 510 batteries.

The Fungus Among Us, Vol 2

Psychedelics are back in vogue. Take a minute to let that sink in and then pinch yourself to verify you’re not dreaming—or on drugs. Over the next few issues, we’ll be taking an extended look into entheogens, the benefits they offer, the movement they’ve inspired, and what it all means for smoke shops and cannabis accessory outlets.

Should You Make a Run for the Border?

You’ve no doubt heard the story of the WNBA player who was sentenced to nine years of hard labor in a Russian prison for bringing vape cartridges containing cannabis oil into the country. Closer to home, the laws and penalties can be just as formidable.

Your Kratom

Chad Henley’s discovery of kratom in 2009 was a life-changing event for him. After a car accident left him with a broken back, he found himself getting the runaround from doctors pushing meds, with only minor relief from chiropractors, and physical therapy. However, Chad was not satisfied with this approach to managing his pain and searched for a natural alternative.

Drip Drop Distro

If you have “drip,” it means you’ve got swagger. You’re on point. You’ve got the sauce. It’s also an apt description of Douglas Campbell Jr.,

Zig Zag & Turning Point Brands

Few brands have the staying power of Zig Zig, which has been around for more than 140 years, and has become ubiquitous as an accessory

Nancy Murray

Nancy Murray is a force to be reckoned with, and at 71 years old, she’s not slowing down anytime soon. As the owner of Feeling Groovy smoke shop in Peoria, Illinois, she’s built a successful business and loyal customer following that is the envy of her peers in the industry.

Lauren Miele

If you want to send congratulations to Lauren Miele you might do it with one of her own clever cannabis-centric greeting cards. As the owner/founder of KushKards, Miele has given her own creative touch to a common, everyday product that people give for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and other special occasions, and transformed it into an entirely new category for the smoke shop and counterculture communities.

Amy Short

Amy Short loves cannabis and glass. As one of the family members, along with mom Leanne and sister Jennifer, behind Glass Vegas, the annual expo

The Chill Room

Baby steps. Organic. These are just two words to describe the evolution of the Chill Room in W Palm Beach/ Worthington, Florida. Robert Cartagine opened

CBD Plus Dispensary – Hemp Trails

Instead of “Lucy in the Sky” with kaleidoscope eyes, Anna Butler, at age 48, is the woman with the kaleidoscope hair; always changing, always highlighting

Platte HempCo

Every smoke shop has an “origin story,” and though many are similar, Platt HempCo does not fall into that category. How often do you hear