Here’s Why You Should Listen Up Even Though The Presidential Election is Still a Year Away

election 2016In a recent interview on Face the Nation, potential presidential candidate Chris Christy, Governor of New Jersey, admitted that if he were president, he would uphold the federal prosecution of marijuana possession in states where it has been legalized.

Host John Dickerson asked, “So, if somebody is enjoying that now in your state, if you’re president, that is getting turned off? And Christie answered, “Correct.”

GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has come out publicly saying that while she opposes legalizing marijuana, she supports states’ rights to make their own choices.

Marijuana is on the table for discussion this coming election and will be one of those issues that candidates will be asked about, quoted on and expected to debate.

With public opinion opposing federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where it is legal, it’s easy to see how candidates will be tempted to doublespeak when it comes to explaining their view if theirs is in the minority. Maybe if we start listening now, we’ll be better able to determine whether candidates are telling voters the truth or telling them what they want to hear.

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Strengthen Your Brand With Custom Packaging from Kush Bottles

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According to a study conducted at the Missouri University of Science and Technology the average customer forms an opinion about a company’s brand in less than two-tenths of a second. First impressions are key, and at Kush Bottles we want to help your business make a GREAT one. We now offer custom packaging to make your brands really pop!

How Does It Work?

Contact Kush Bottles and work with a staff member to create a custom design for your company. Or, submit an already existing design and Kush Bottles will use it to make your packing solutions come to life. We specialize in barrier bags, labels (any size and shape), tins, concentrate containers, lighters, cigar/pre-roll tubes, cigarette/pre-roll boxes, cardboard packaging, wax paper. But we’re open to helping companies brand any product, even ice cream cartons!

The Importance of Branding. 

Branding Magazine remarks that custom labels are a way to “keep your brand in a home for months or years.” They are an extremely effective and inexpensive way to increase brand recognition. Make your company known and stand out among competitors by selling a product with an eye-catching design or logo. Custom packaging also has a larger shelf life than traditional business cards. MMJ delivery service, PharmSquad, recently started using Kush Bottles’ custom labels to wrap their pop top bottles. Their bottles, featured above, include their company logo and telephone number. Their customers can easily contact them for a refill or to answer any questions they may have.

Interested in increasing your brand recognition by adding custom labels to your packaging? Give us a call! 888.920.5874. We would love to work with you. 

 

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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!

Shop Now!

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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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