Co-Founder of Kush Bottles Steps into Role of CEO

Nick photo for kush bottles CEOAfter co-founding Kush Bottles in 2010 and working as COO for the past four years, Nick Kovacevich has moved into the role of CEO.

What’s with the change? It is Kush Bottles’ goal to remain the top brand in the cannabis industry. The company has been expanding its distribution rapidly and even launched a consumer shop last week. Former CEO, Ben Wu, was focusing on the daily operations of Kush Bottles as well as building the brand. In an effort to give each job the attention it deserves, Wu transitioned to the role of company president and Kovacevich stepped in as CEO to handle the brand building responsibilities. “I cannot say enough good things about Ben and his contributions to Kush Bottles,” Kovacevich said. “He was instrumental in our growth.”

What’s Kovacevich’s vision? Kovacevich sees Kush Bottles’ as more than a supplier of certified child resistant marijuana packaging and exit solutions. He believes it is a resource for dispensary owners and growers in the medical marijuana industry. The team at Kush Bottles knows how to keep dispensary owners and growers compliant. All employees stay up-to-date on the latest regulations and work to provide assistance to the cannabis community. A big part of Kovacevich’s job will be making sure Kush Bottles’ gives those in the marijuana industry the consulting services they need and that the company remains a supplier they trust.

What’s next for Kush Bottles? Continued growth, brand development, and the addition of even more child resistant, FDA approved products!

Have questions about Kush Bottle products or how to stay compliant in the MMJ industry? Kush Bottle employees are happy to help. Give us a call at 888.920.5874 or chat with us live on our new consumer website page.

 

 

 

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2 Places You Would Have Never Thought You’d See Marijuana

marijuana pizza sauce photo for kush bottle blog1. In your pizza. That’s right! We couldn’t believe it either. But pot-infused pizza sauce is now available at select dispensaries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington State and Colorado. “You can eat three slices and be fully medicated,” says Steve Thomas, the inventor of Podey Pizza sauce, which contains 300mg of cannabis per jar. And if you’re in Los Angeles, Stoned Oven Gourmet Mandibles, sells pizza laced with pot that you can buy right there in the parlor. So don’t be surprised when the guy behind the counter asks if you’d like pot with your pepperoni ;)

420 singles dating site for marijuana users2. On dating sites. Ryan Moxon created a cannabis-friendly dating site called 420singles.com to find the girl of his dreams: someone else who smokes pot. So far it has attracted nearly 23,000 members including both stoners and medical marijuana users. Participants claim that it’s nice to know that those they meet on the site are also 420-friendly and won’t be “turned off” when they find out their date smokes either recreationally or for medical reasons. “It’s suddenly much cooler to come out as a toker,” Moxon said.

 

 

 

 

 

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Attention Customers: Kush Bottles Launches Consumer Website!

Today marks the official launch of Kush Bottles’ consumer website! After four years of working exclusively with dispensary owners, consumers can now purchase our products online too! Here’s what you can expect to find in our online store.

Kush Bottles metallics pack1. Vial Packs: We’ve taken customers’ favorite pop-top bottles and put them together in colorful packs that vary in theme. Each pack is just $4.99 and filled with Kush Bottles that range in size from 13 Dram to 60 Dram. Here are the current bottle pack options:

  •  The Metallics Pack (gold and and silver bottles).
  • The Day and Night (black and white bottles).
  • The Cloud Pack (blue, green, white, and black bottles).
  • The Summer Nights Pack (a variety of poppin’ colors including orange, yellow, and purple).

single blue kush bottle dram2. Single Child Resistant Vials: Want to hand select your Kush Bottle bouquet? Go right ahead! Add one bottle at a time to your cart, choosing from a variety of our child resistant bottles that vary in both color and size. Our single pop-top bottles are 99 cents a piece.

 

humidity control packs for kush bottle blog3. Bovida Humidity Control Packs: Maintain your product’s moisture with Bovida Humidity control packs available in 4, 8, and 60 gram.

 

Kush bottle antillary packAncillary Shop: For your minimal rolling needs, we’ve assembled a pack containing joint containers, concentrate containers, a grinder, and a few pop top bottles.

 

RAW Kush Bottle pack for Kush Bottle Facebook page4. RAW product line: Made known by Wiz Khalifa who teamed up with this cannabis company, we offer a number of RAW products including rolling papers, rolling trays, and plastic rolling machines.

 

 

 

futurola product photo for kush bottles5. Futurola products: We sell a variety of items from Futurola, the premium smoking equipment brand, including pre-rolled cones, rolling paper, grinders, and the perfect rolling machine.

 

 

IMG_32816. Kush Bottle Apparel: Now you can purchase KB apparel including hats, sweatshirts, and our famous Kush Bottle t-shirts that draw attention anytime they’re worn out. A customer repping one in Europe constantly had tourists wanting to take photos with the guy in the “cool shirt!”

 

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Take our “POP” Quiz on Medical Marijuana Packaging

quizMedical marijuana packaging is making headlines as dispensaries work to come into compliance with new state regulations.

That’s why we here at Kush Bottles try to keep you up-to-date on all the child-resistant container news there is to know. It’s just part of the service we provide to ensure your kids are safe and your dispensaries are in compliance.

If you’ve been reading our blog, hopefully some of the news has sunk in. If not, include us in your news feed so you can know the latest developments in regulations, legislation and new products.

Why not take a moment to test your medical marijuana packaging IQ? Take our quiz and see how you do!

Photo credit: Stuart Miles

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20 Things That Go-Pop (Other Than Kush Bottles)

Medical marijuana is a popping industry! 23 states have already legalized it and 3 states have pending legislation. To keep dispensary owners compliant, we make child-resistant bottles that go POP! Simply squeeze the sides of our colorful cannabis containers and the top pops open…voila!

In the spirit of keeping things popping, here’s a list of 20 things other than Kush Bottles that go pop!

bubble wrap image for kush bottle blog medical marijana1. Bubble Wrap

2. Popcorn

3. Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal (Snap, Crackle, Pop!)

4. Pop-Up Books

5. Balloons

6. Quizzes

champage cork photo for kush bottle blog7. Champagne corks

8. Pop Rocks candy

9. Hands, knuckles, and toes

10. Soda cans

11. Music

12. Art

13. Culture

ear photo for kush bottle blog14. Ears

15. Questions

16. Bread (Out of the Toaster)

17. Firecrackers

18. Pimples

19. Bubble Gum

20. The Weasel (Pop Goes the Weasel!)

 Can you think of any others? Share them below! 

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Child-Resistant Packaging Has Been A Long Time Coming

child resistant packing products for kush bottle blogChild-resistant packaging may be making headline news today in the medical marijuana industry, but it has been around for a while. The safety measures states are trying to ensure with childproof packaging requirements are based on years of experience. Here’s a timeline.

1953 First Independent Poison Control Center established in Chicago to diagnose and treat poisoning cases.

1957 National Clearinghouse for Poison Control Centers created to coordinate diagnostic and treatment data from these independent centers.

1960 Hazardous Substances Labeling Act requiring cautionary labels on products deemed hazardous, including certain household products.

1960 Designation of third week in March as National Poison Prevention Week.

1966 Makers of aspirin agree to limit the number of children’s aspirin tablets in a single container to 36-1 ¼ grain tablets, a dose that was not considered highly toxic.

1966 Two independent studies undertaken on the effectiveness of childproof packaging in decreasing the number of unintentional ingestions, both of which showed dramatic results.

1970 Poison Prevention Packaging Act passed under the FDA requiring special packaging of household products and drugs that are both child-resistant and adult-friendly.

1973 The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) takes over responsibility for enforcing the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

1986 The CPSC conducts ingestion study with the American Association of Poison Control Centers and discovers that children are being poisoned by their grandparents’ medication because the grandparents fail to use the childproof packaging in the way it was intended.

1995 CPSC issues new regulations that require adults ages 50-70 to be tested to gauge how adult-friendly childproof packaging is to ensure that they use it properly.

1998 These changes are put into place, making it easier for adults to open childproof packaging without losing the child-resistance.

2010 Kush Bottles founded with mission to provide child safe, medical grade containers for both the legal and medical marijuana industries.

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Medical Marijuana Legislation Full of (Good) Surprises

medical marijuana photo for blogRecent research casts a more positive light on medical marijuana legislation than foes would have you believe.

1. The August 2014 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health reported that a study analyzing data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey between 1991 and 2011 did not find any significant increases in adolescent marijuana use related to the legalization of medical marijuana. Researchers compared states which had marijuana laws in place for at least two cycles of the survey with nearby states that still prohibited medical marijuana. They found no results indicating an increase in the illicit use of the substance among high school adolescents due to the legalization of medical marijuana.

2. The August 2014 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine contained the results of a study which looked at the relationship between medical marijuana legislation and deaths due to opioid overdoses. Researchers found that states that have enacted medical marijuana laws saw almost a 25 percent lower annual death rate due to opioid overdoses than states without similar laws. And, it appears that these lower death rates improve over time in the states with medical cannabis legislation. While researchers could not identify a causal link to these results, they did conclude that it warrants further study and that, “If the relationship between medical cannabis laws and opioid analgesic overdose mortality is substantiated in further work, enactment of laws to allow for use of medical cannabis may be advocated as part of a comprehensive package of policies to reduce the population risk of opioid analgesics.”

So arm yourself with information about medical marijuana legislation, medical marijuana childproof packaging, medical marijuana research and help spread the good news!

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