Ten 420 Events You Don’t Want To Miss!

420 events blogAccording to the dictionary, you can’t party alone—it’s a social activity. So if you plan on celebrating 4/20 day, you want to get out and join like-minded folks at one of these events.

PARTIES/FESTIVALS/RALLIES

 Coachella, Indio, CA, April 17-19. Okay, we know. This isn’t an official 420 party but rumor has it that despite the official no-pot policy, it can be found, smoked, and ingested. And the dates run right up to the 420 holiday. Lineup includes AC/DC, Drake, DJ Snake and more. General Admission tickets are $375 and sold out on the website so you’ll need to search online for a way in.

Sweetwater 420 Fest, Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Avenue W Northwest, Atlanta, Ga., April 17-April 19. If you like to drink your mood enhancer as much as smoke it, then this festival might be a perfect lead-up to 420 day. Beer is king here, not weed and the 420 refers to the date their most popular beer was first brewed—April 20, 1997. Headliner acts include Snoop Dogg, Gov’t Mule, and The Floozies.

Official 420 Rally, Denver Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax Avenue, Denver, Co., April 18-April 19. While organizers hoped for a three day event to include April 20, a new event moratorium put in place on public spaces prevented them from expanding it. The party will still go on with Rick Ross headlining the event on Sunday, April 19 at 4:20 p.m. Other organizers have been trying to sidestep the moratorium with applications for political rallies so you may be able to get your march on at 4:20 on 4/20. Stay tuned.

Reefer Madness Reunion Concert, 54 Below, 254 W. 54th St., Cellar, New York, NY, April 19 and 20. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this hit movie with a concert version featuring many of the original cast members as well as special guests. Tickets: $42-$100.

Toronto 420 Comedy Festival, Yonge and Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. East, Toronto, Ontario, April 20 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. The price is right—free comedy festival complete with music, entertainment and a march. For a more complete list of rallies in Canada check this out.

Special screenings of Friday, April 20. Catch a director’s cut of Ice Cube’s classic stoner film, Friday, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary in 400 theaters across the United States. Check here to find a theater near you.

The 420 Festival 2015, High Desert Event Center, San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, Victorville, Ca., April 25. Make it a back-to-back weekend celebration with a lineup that includes Emalkay, Ace Ventura, Radical Redemption and Dodge and Fuski. Tickets: $30-$90.

TRADE SHOWS/SEMINARS (Don’t worry…they’re not all work and no play)

Hempcon San Francisco, Cow Palace, Daly City, Ca., April 17-19. Seminars, cannabis, glassware, grow products, doctor evaluation, over 200 competitions, and live performances by Baby Bash, Paul Wall, Too Short and DJ Rick Lee. Tickets $30 Friday/Sunday; $45 Saturday.

U.S. Cannabis Cup, Denver Mart, 451 East 58th, Denver, Co., April 18-20. Over 700 vendors will be on hand along with musical entertainment by SOJA, Nas, JBoog, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky. Key presentations include “Cannabusiness: How to Get a Top Pot Job,” and “The Future for American Legalization.” Tickets: $45/single day; $110/3 days. Concert admission extra.

Marijuana Investor Summit and Business Expo, Crowne Plaza Hotel in Denver, Co., April 20-22. Networking, trade show, speakers. Fees vary from $95 for individual event to $796 for VIP Investor.

So where will you be spending 420? Leave us a comment and let us know! 

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Are You Ready For 420?

With just three weeks until the biggest holiday of the year for the cannabis industry, we at Kush Bottles want to make sure you’re stocked up on everything you need to make the most of this year’s 420 and 420 weekend. Here are some ideas for how you can stand out and make your customers happy!

Gift Bags: Want to leave your customers with a special bonus gift? Stock up on lighters, grinders, and candy cane pipes to package up as a gift pack.

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Custom Labels: Product branding not only looks great, but it drives more sales. We sell custom labels for bottles, bags, concentrate containers, and pretty much anything else. Order labels today and get them in time for 420.

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Glass Products: Our high quality glass is the perfect giveaway item for contests and raffles. Browse our catalog or call for more information about new products.glass kush bottles child resistant packaging

 

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Introducing Kush Bottles’ New High-End Glass Accessories Collection!

When it comes to marijuana packaging and accessories, Kush Bottles is North America’s premier supplier. We’ve got it all from child resistant packaging solutions, to bottles, to containers, to cannabis gear, and now…to high-end glass accessories!

Kush Bottles’ new Glass Collection is available online now! Shop grinders, water pipes, oil rigs, sherlocks, glass bowls, bubblers, assorted hand pipes, and special one-of-a-kind pieces. Whether you’re a consumer, dispensary, smoke shop, demanding collector and smoking connoisseur, or one of our distribution partners, our new product line will surely satisfy you.

“Adding the Kush Glass Collection to our expanding lineup of products further enables us to be a true One-Stop-Shop, featuring custom and off-the-shelf packaging solutions, brand development services, smoking accessories, labels, and compliance consultations,” explained Ben Wu, our president.

View all of the products online now and then leave us a comment. We’d love to hear which of our pieces you like most!

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This March Madness Let the Colors Be Your Guide

March maddness kush bottles child resistant packagingMarch Madness is upon us and if you’re like 50 million working Americans, you’re participating in an office pool. So what’s your strategy?

Picking winners in the NCAA division playoffs has become a science, with experts christened “bracketologists,” who analyze wins/losses and strength of schedule to pick the best of the best.

Here at Kush Bottles, we’ve added the science of “colorology” to the work of bracketology to help you in making your March Madness selections. Since colors are one of the things that makes our child-resistant marijuana containers pop, we wondered if color might have a thing or two to say about what makes a team pop during the NCAA division playoffs. Here is what we found.

Since 1970, more winners of the NCAA championship title have worn light blue as their primary color while holding up that trophy than any other color. Now admittedly, UCLA accounted for a long string of that with their seven consecutive wins between 1967 and 1973. And then you have Duke popping up in ’91, ’92, and again in 2001 and 2010. Seems there is a lot of repeat business when teams sport light blue jerseys on the court.

Red beat out dark blue as the second most popular color to produce a winner. Sixteen of the last 55 games were won by teams donning red in all its shades—cardinal, crimson (Kansas Jayhawks) and even maroon (Loyola Chicago Ramblers in 1963). Dark blue was a close third sending 14 winners to the victory circle.

Teams that wear orange or green are underdogs according to this system. Cheer for them if you must, be realize, the odds are against you.

Here are the breakdowns:

Light Blue won 36% of the games

Red 29%

Dark Blue 25%

Orange 7%

Green 3%

So if you’re looking for a “system” to guide your team selections this year, feel free to use our colorology. Let us know how you do.

 

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Safety in Numbers—Polls Show It’s Time to Legalize Marijuana

safety in numbers kush bottles child resistant marijuana packagingA third major survey taker has reinforced what we already know but what some legislators refuse to believe—a majority of Americans now support marijuana legalization.

The General Social Survey (GSS), considered by many to be the nation’s most reliable poll, indicates that 51.7 percent of Americans support marijuana legalization, with 41.7 percent opposed and 6.6 percent undecided.

That’s a hefty upward climb from the first survey results in 1973 when only 19.2 percent of Americans favored legalization, and the lowest show of support in 1987 at 15.6 percent.

The times—they are a changing.

The General Social Survey is in good company right up there with the Gallup which reported 51 percent of Americans back legalization in 2014 and the PEW Research Center whose 2014 survey showed 52 percent in support.

They say there is safety in numbers—guess it’s safe to move ahead with marijuana legalization!

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Kush Bottles Salutes the Original Mr. Spock

Mr. Spock Kush BottlesLeonard Nimoy, who is synonymous with the cult-worshipped Mr. Spock of Star Wars fame, died this past week. Since Spock was often the voice of reason on the Starship Enterprise, we thought we’d honor Nimoy’s passing with a few of Spock’s best quotes, shedding light on what’s happening today in the marijuana industry.

“Change is the essential process of all existence.” Spock would not be surprised by the shift in public attitudes on marijuana or the legalization movement—rather he’d see it as an essential evolution.

“Most illogical.” We imagine that’s how Spock would respond to the fact that families are being forced to move so they can get access to the medical marijuana their sick children need. Or that marijuana remains on the Schedule 1 drug list, making it difficult and expensive for research into its therapeutic effects to take place, even though the American Academy of Pediatricians has called for its reclassification.

“In critical moments men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see.” Spock’s wisdom could explain why the marijuana debate goes something like this: “Just because other states have taken this step doesn’t mean we should legalize another intoxicant, especially one that has been proven to be the first step toward abusing the hard drugs that are claiming so many lives through overdoes.” – Pau Chitwood, executive director of Kentucky Baptist Convention on proposed medical marijuana legislation in his home state.

AND

“This is not recreational marijuana; it is medical marijuana, and they should hear the stories from people who say it has benefitted them and their families.” – Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who filed the bill to legalize medical marijuana

“Fascinating.” Certainly Spock would have raised one of his eyebrows to each of these facts:

  • Legalized marijuana sales brought in over $60 million in taxes to Colorado government in 2014
  • Seven out of ten Americans believe alcohol is more harmful to a person’s health than alcohol (with recent research backing that up showing marijuana safer than previously thought)
  • The Rhelm of Caring that works with people who want to use Cannabinoid products reports that 85% of their epileptic clients who use the marijuana medicinal oil called “Charlotte’s Web” show a decrease in the number of seizures.

Add your voices to our Vulcan salute — let’s hear from you if you’re a Spock fan!

 

 

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Five (Great!) Ways To Help Keep the Marijuana Industry Safe

safety kush bottles medical marijuanaA recent study published in Scientific Reports found marijuana to be 114 times less deadly than alcohol and the “least risky recreational drug.” While more and more studies are pointing to the health benefits of marijuana and to the safety of the drug, news stories and headlines are making it seem like the industry itself is not safe. For example, Fox 31 Denver News told its viewers: “In the first few months of recreational pot sales, children’s hospitals saw more child-pot overdoses than the entire year before.” And Children’s Hospital Colorado reported that 14 children younger than 10 were admitted for ingesting marijuana edibles in the first 11 months of 2014. At Kush Bottles, keeping the marijuana industry safe has been our priority since day one. We want to share five great tips for help others!

1. Use Child-Resistant Packaging: We child-proof our homes, our locks, our pharmaceuticals, our drawers…child-proofing our marijuana should be a no-brainer. While most states require all dispensaries to sell marijuana in child-resistant vials, at this point not all do. As a consumer, take it upon yourself to buy child resistant packaging for all of your marijuana products, including edibles. There are currently 279 different kinds of edibles on the market ranging from pizza sauce to salad dressing. Kids don’t know the difference, so make sure you package them all safely and store them in places that are hard to reach.

2. Invest in/support potency testing for all cannabis products: Currently, the legal marijuana market is unregulated. Cannabis potency varies dramatically. “Look at your sambuca, peanut butter or ibuprofen — there’s a label telling you what’s in it. When you buy cannabis, you have no idea,” says Randall Kruep, CEO of Sage Analytics, who has come out with a testing device to help solve this problem. In order for the marijuana industry to be considered as legitimate as other industries, there needs to be a potency standard for weed. By investing in and supporting potency testing, you are helping to make this a reality.

3. Follow state rules and regulations:  Each state has its own rules regarding marijuana. Click here to view what they are and realize that they are constantly changing. For example, new regulations for edibles went into effect in February for Colorado. Stay informed and if you’re confused, reach out to a company in the industry who can help. Kush Bottles, for example, remains up-to-date on all the rules and regulations regarding child resistant packaging. We are happy to help you stay compliant.

4. Lead by example (consume responsibly): If each individual takes it upon his or herself to use cannabis responsibly, the industry as a whole will be a much safer place. Make smart choices and follow the advice of Tripp Keber, head of Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, one of Colorado’s largest edibles manufacturers, who tells customers “Go low. Go slow,” when purchasing and consuming cannabis products.

5. Attend a public education campaign:  Colorado, the first state to legalize both recreational and medical marijuana, has made the safety of the industry a top priority. Responsible citizens have taken it upon themselves to launch a seventy-five thousand dollar awareness campaign to educate the public about how to keep the industry safe. They offer informational programs and even have billboards that say, “Some juices and cookies are not meant for kids. Keep ‘adult snacks’ locked up and out of reach.” We’re hopeful that other states will follow their lead and do the same.

If you have any questions or concerns about safety in the marijuana industry or are interested in purchasing child-resistant packaging, visit our website or give us a call. 888.920.5874. We would love to help! 

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