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Thank you for visiting the HQ website.  All wholesale companies are open and ready to work with you.

Welcome!

It’s a brave new B2B world.

Our goal at HQ has always been about introducing retailers to the best of the best products and brands in the smoke shop and cannabis industries. Sure, you can check out the ads in our monthly magazine, read up on the latest industry news and meet the leading store owners, vendors and glass artists — and we hope you do — but to keep up with our fast-moving, ever-demanding audience, we’ve gone digital with the HQMarketZone shopping platform (hqmarketzone.com) which gives buyers flexibility, vendors increased exposure, and ultimately, the ability to deliver on the promise of a great customer experience.

Wholesalers can register and begin selling their products to verified retailers almost immediately. Retailers can conveniently search for top, trusted products through vetted wholesaler storefronts and place orders via an easy-to-use shopping cart feature. Those orders will be instantly submitted and quickly on their way to your store — and your customers.

HQ is excited to offer this new state-of-the-art solution and continue to deliver on the promise of an exceptional end-to-end selling and buying experience.

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April 2021 News

Legal States Have Fewer Workers Comp Claims    In the ongoing debate over marijuana’s full legalization, a new study offers supports this potential payoff: cheaper

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1 year 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 year 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

1 year ago
Street Style: Greenlane Celebrates Keith Haring with Collection of Functional Art – HQ The Mag

Check out this awesome collectors set from Greenlane!

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#Glassart #Smokeshop #Cannabis #counterculture #art #alternative

The artwork of Keith Haring’s iconic artwork seems to inspire collaborations time and time again. Street art is for the people after all. Haring’s iconic images have been licensed by brands like ... See more

1 year ago

The big day is almost here. Gobble down the turkey giblets, oyster dressing and pumpkin pie and then get down to business getting ready for Black Friday --- or Green Friday as we call it in the ... See more

1 year ago
Glass Baby Yoda Will MELT Your Heart – HQ The Mag

Glass artist Josh Williams knows the secret about Baby Yoda!

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#starwars #babyyoda #Mandalorian #disney #Glassart #Smokeshop #Cannabis #counterculture

Spoiler Alert! The he we’re referring to is a character in the new Disney+ Star Wars series “The Mandalorian.” He is tiny, adorable and green with giant black eyes and huge pointy ears. He is ... See more

1 year ago

This has nothing to specifically do with smoke shops or cannabis, but is an interesting marketing lesson nonetheless. During World War II, the Allies tracked bullet holes on planes to reinforce them ... See more

1 year ago

• Apple Deletes Vape Apps
• Joe Biden: Marijuana May Be Gateway Drug
• CBD Searches on the Rise
• 414,000 New Positions Expected in Cannabis Companies
• CBD Users Could Test Positive for ... See more

1 year ago
Legal Differences Between The Tobacco And Cannabis Vape Industries

Tokeaway: How well do you know your industry? While there is a great deal of crossover and similarity between two types of vape products—tobacco and cannabis, it’s important to note for retailers ... See more

The term “vape” wasn’t used a decade ago, but now you can hardly go a day without hearing it; and yet there is often confusion surrounding the term as it doesn’t denote what is being vaped, ... See more

1 year ago
VIDEO | Elmo & Abby Want You To Stop Being A Grouch At Work | Fast Company

'Tis the season to be stressed ---- even more reason to have some patience, understanding and kindness to create a jolly happy atmosphere at your business.

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#businesstips #kindness ... See more

Always remember to be kind...and to laugh!

1 year ago
Survey: 39% of consumers have ditched in-store purchases due to out-of-stocks

Tokeaway: How's your inventory level? The leading reason for leaving stores to purchase online was out-of-stock items; 43% of retail associates surveyed cited customer complaints about out-of-stocks ... See more

Over half of Gen X shoppers and 75% of millennials have abandoned items only to buy them online, according to a new report. 

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