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Welcome!

Merry Holidays and a happy New Year to you, dear reader. We sincerely hope the season is one filled with joy and celebration and you manage to find some downtime somewhere between the Christmas rush and closing inventory.

But let’s move past the pleasantries. There’s a new year coming, and with it, big changes on the horizon. If you’ve yet to come up with your resolution, that’s OK. We have it for you: to pay attention. It may be more important now than ever. Here are a few reasons why: Read More

 

Our Mission

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.

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ABOUT US

Headquest (HQ) is a monthly business-to-business magazine that has been serving a broad range of counterculture retailers since 1998.

HQ goes to smoke/gift shops, hydroponic stores, cannabis dispensaries, adult stores, convenience stores, and similar retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Look for HQ Europe/U.K. coming soon!

HQ has a monthly circulation of approximately 16,000. As HQ is distributed to retail outlets only, it has become a trusted buying tool and information source for these retailers. HQ is also distributed at all major tradeshows. Retailers find HQ’s unique insights into our industry via full-length articles and product spotlights, always refreshing and informative. In addition, HQ provides readers with first-hand, successful business practices by featuring a thriving retail store every month. All of this makes HQ the premier trade magazine and your best venue for successful advertising.

FEATURES & NEWS

News Briefs

Apple Deletes Vape Apps Apple has removed 181 vaping-related apps from its App Store. The move comes amid growing concern over the health effects of

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News November

Austin L. Ray Black Market Tops Cali Cannabis Sales According to an unofficial audit on illicit and legal operating cannabis stores tin California, there were

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Report Shows Its Buyer Beware in the CBD Market | Grizzle

Tokeaway: Remedy Review, a natural health product testing service, conducted tests on 15 separate CBD products including oils, gummies, and capsules. 8 out of the 15 tested products were seriously ... See more

Recent tests of CBD products purchased online showed 1 in 2 were misslabeled. Its buyer beware for CBD consumers.

1 day ago

We love giveaways and know you do too! All you need to do for a chance to win this air-freshener from our good friends at Serious Monkey Business, maker of the "Worlds Number 1 selling urine ... See more

2 days ago
Instagram ads for vaping gloves spark backlash as health risks mount

What will have to complain about next?

At least 47 deaths in 25 states and the District of Columbia have been linked to lung injuries from vaping.

2 days ago
Noah

Another amazing piece by one of our Glass Artists of the Month.

If you missed the story in the magazine --- here it is:

Noah Nuñez
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instagram.com/eternal_flameworks

Noah ... See more

Who.loves super mario?

3 days ago
Trump Is Giving In To The Vaping Industry On A Flavor Ban, Lawmakers Say

Tokeaway: Everyone always blames the government for too much industry regulation --- now the President is being blasted from within the capital for backing off banning flavored vapes while searching ... See more

A bipartisan letter to the White House is slamming President Trump for backing off a proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes thought to be driving the teen vaping epidemic.

3 days ago
Does Marijuana Chewing Gum Work?

Tokeaway: If you search for marijuana chewing gum, it will reveal thousands of searches with brands like Endoca showing on the search results. According to Endoca, marijuana chewing gum is best for ... See more

As more and more cannabis chewing gum hit the market, the question lies whether it is effective or if it is just a gimmick.

4 days ago

FLASH GIVEAWAY: Tag a friend who'd you most like to spend a Sunday with for your chance to win a limited edition HQ rolling tray! We will pick a winner at 11:59 pacific tonight!

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5 days ago

Everywhere you turn these days it's cannabis, cannabis and cannabis. Some places more than others ---- according to a new report by Medical Marijuana Inc., these are the top 10 cities interested In ... See more

1 week ago

Nothing says Thanksgiving more than pumpkin Pie! But topping your slice with a dollop of CoolWhip just seems kind of boring these days --- like most things, you can make it better with cannabis. ... See more

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