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Welcome to August. The fact that we have survived over half of 2020 already is in itself, a miracle and arguably cause for celebration. Thus far, we’ve weathered a pandemic, averted navigated mass chaos, and if the memes on Facebook are true, just missed a plague of murder hornets. If by December, we haven’t been nearly grazed by a comet, we should all be at least a little surprised.  

 

But don’t let all of the signs of the apocalypse distract you from the good things happening this year. Like, for instance, the fact that HQ and SSE are teaming up to create the ultimate smoke shop trade show experience. No, we’re not suggesting that spending a few days checking out amazing products with amazing people can make up for the calamity we’ve seen this year, but you have to start somewhere, right? Start here with us—and read all about it

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July 2020 News

Sunny Climate for Cannabis Jobs in Florida The state of Florida has 15,598 legal cannabis industry jobs, according to a study by Leafly. The state has

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8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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!

8 months 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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