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February 2015

What Is The Color Of This Dress? We're Here To Put The Debate To Rest!

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At Kush Bottles we like to think we know a thing or two about color. Our child resistant pop top bottles come in all sorts of different hues including white, gold, black, and blue–four of the most confusing colors on the internet right now. No one can seem to agree on the two tones of this dress!

According to Taylor Swift it’s “OBVIOUSLY BLUE AND BLACK.” Emma Rossum says, “Where are you guys seeing WHITE and GOLD?” Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are split with Kim saying she sees white and gold and Kanye seeing black and blue. (Will this cause a split? And is Kim upset that her photo has been replaced by this one as the most likely to break the internet?) Jimmy Fallon chimed in with #goldandwhite. And Kal Penn commented with, “The dress is half full.”

Enough already…we are here to put this debate to rest! We put the dress next to our white and gold Kush Bottles and then our gold and blue ones. The answer is clear…the dress is white and gold! Join in on this crazy debate! What color do you see??

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What Is The Color Of This Dress? We’re Here To Put The Debate To Rest!

By | Blogs | No Comments

At Kush Bottles we like to think we know a thing or two about color. Our child resistant pop top bottles come in all sorts of different hues including white, gold, black, and blue–four of the most confusing colors on the internet right now. No one can seem to agree on the two tones of this dress!

According to Taylor Swift it’s “OBVIOUSLY BLUE AND BLACK.” Emma Rossum says, “Where are you guys seeing WHITE and GOLD?” Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are split with Kim saying she sees white and gold and Kanye seeing black and blue. (Will this cause a split? And is Kim upset that her photo has been replaced by this one as the most likely to break the internet?) Jimmy Fallon chimed in with #goldandwhite. And Kal Penn commented with, “The dress is half full.”

Enough already…we are here to put this debate to rest! We put the dress next to our white and gold Kush Bottles and then our gold and blue ones. The answer is clear…the dress is white and gold! Join in on this crazy debate! What color do you see??

white kush bottlegold kush bottlewhat color is this dress kush bottles

 

 

 

 

 

kush black large dramchild resistant packaging photowhat color is this dress kush bottles
 

 

 

 

3 Signs That Marijuana's Reputation Is Looking Up

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marijuana's reputationAfter decades of negative stigma, marijuana’s reputation is finally looking up! And you know what that means—more people will be inclined to vote for legalization and cannabis businesses (like Kush Bottles!) will keep blossoming. Here are three signs that marijuana’s future is bright and its turbulent history is behind us.

Better Branding: They say never to judge a book by its cover, but let’s face it, most of us do! Appearances matter. And while this has hurt the cannabis industry in the past, it is now serving it well. Cannabis products are beginning to look more and more like the hip, independent coffee brands that are in the most up-and-coming cities in the country. Just take a look at these cannabis-infused chocolates designed by Kiva Confections. Critics of the marijuana industry are more likely to see it as legitimate when products are branded well.

Less Bad Press: This past October, anti-marijuana protestors were afraid there would be repots of marijuana-laced Halloween candy. However, this wasn’t the case. As the marijuana industry continues to avoid bad press and remain responsible, those opposed to the legalization of cannabis will have less of a reason to object to it.

Contributing to the economy: In Colorado alone, a reported $573 million was made in legal marijuana sales in 2014 with a whopping $60.1 million in taxes, licensing, and fees. With marijuana contributing so much to the economy, it will only become more difficult to view it negatively.

Kush Bottles has been committed to helping make the marijuana industry’s reputation a favorable one, since day one. Our bottles are child-resistant, FDA approved, and meet CPSC standards. We are a brand that the industry trusts and we look forward to serving you!

If you would like to receive regular updates about the marijuana industry that aew similar to this one, click on the link to subscribe to our blog. And for all your marijuana packaging needs, visit our website.

3 Signs That Marijuana’s Reputation Is Looking Up

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marijuana's reputationAfter decades of negative stigma, marijuana’s reputation is finally looking up! And you know what that means—more people will be inclined to vote for legalization and cannabis businesses (like Kush Bottles!) will keep blossoming. Here are three signs that marijuana’s future is bright and its turbulent history is behind us.

Better Branding: They say never to judge a book by its cover, but let’s face it, most of us do! Appearances matter. And while this has hurt the cannabis industry in the past, it is now serving it well. Cannabis products are beginning to look more and more like the hip, independent coffee brands that are in the most up-and-coming cities in the country. Just take a look at these cannabis-infused chocolates designed by Kiva Confections. Critics of the marijuana industry are more likely to see it as legitimate when products are branded well.

Less Bad Press: This past October, anti-marijuana protestors were afraid there would be repots of marijuana-laced Halloween candy. However, this wasn’t the case. As the marijuana industry continues to avoid bad press and remain responsible, those opposed to the legalization of cannabis will have less of a reason to object to it.

Contributing to the economy: In Colorado alone, a reported $573 million was made in legal marijuana sales in 2014 with a whopping $60.1 million in taxes, licensing, and fees. With marijuana contributing so much to the economy, it will only become more difficult to view it negatively.

Kush Bottles has been committed to helping make the marijuana industry’s reputation a favorable one, since day one. Our bottles are child-resistant, FDA approved, and meet CPSC standards. We are a brand that the industry trusts and we look forward to serving you!

If you would like to receive regular updates about the marijuana industry that aew similar to this one, click on the link to subscribe to our blog. And for all your marijuana packaging needs, visit our website.

Everything You Need To Know About CannaCon Seattle (Including Where You Can Find Kush Bottles!)

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cannacon kush bottles child resistant packagingThis weekend, the nation’s largest CannaCon (cannabis expo) is taking place in Seattle. “It’s the home-and-garden show for the new marijuana industry,” said Bob Smart, organizer of the CannaCon that took place in Tacoma. Kush Bottles is excited to be there! We will be showcasing our child resistant bottles and discussing child safe marijuana packaging with those who are already in the industry and others looking to become part of it. CannaCon is open to anyone. Here are all the facts you need to know!

What To Expect:

Informative Seminars: CannaCon offers daily seminars where growers, processors, retailers, suppliers, consultants, and end users will be discussing various issues that are impacting the marijuana industry. Learn about greenhouse cultivation of cannabis. Discover key tips every marijuana retailer should know when trying to build a thriving canna-business. Find out how to build a brand. A single day seminar badge runs for $50 and for admission to the seminars all three days you can buy a badge for $100. To see the full schedule click here.

Expo: Want to browse existing cannabis products or discuss ideas with established companies in the cannabis industry? Visit the expo hall which is open from 10:00am-6:00pm, daily. Kush Bottles will be among the exhibitor booths, showcasing our child resistant pop-top vials along with our other marijuana packaging solutions.

Networking: Conference attendees all have a common desire to better understand the cannabis industry. Expect to network with fellow attendees during seminars, at the expo, and while walking around the event.

What Are The Dates?

CannaCon runs from February 19-21st. You can choose to attend the whole weekend or just for one day.

How Much Does it Cost?

To attend the expo, the cost is $10 per day. In order to sit-in on seminars, it costs $50 per day and if you would like access to the seminars all three days, the cost for a badge is $100. Although online registration is now closed, tickets can be purchased at the door.

Where Is It Located?

At Seattle’s Pier 91 Smith Cove Event Center.

Where Can You Find Kush Bottles?

We will be at booth 734. Come find us! We would love to show you our child resistant bottles and answer any questions you might have about child resistant marijuana packaging.

 

 

Kush Bottles Hires Ryan Selewicz as New Director of Marketing

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ryan selewiczAs one of the most recognized and appealing brands in the cannabis industry, Kush Bottles is always working to stay ahead of the curve. To keep doing so, we’ve hired a new director of marketing, Ryan Selewicz!

Ryan has extensive experience in branding, web analytics, content targeting, and campaign marketing and most recently worked at Adobe Systems, where his team won the Nielsen Norman Group’s 2015 Intranet Design Award for building one of the world’s 10 best intranets. He couldn’t be more excited about joining the Kush Bottles team and working to create custom-branded packaging solutions that really POP!

To help you get to know more about Ryan, we’ve conducted an inclusive interview. Find out why Ryan was so attracted to Kush Bottles, how he hopes to help the company grow, and all about the poppin’ things he likes to do for fun!

Q: Ryan, What attracted you to Kush Bottles?

A: I was most attracted to the incredible energy of the Kush Bottles team and their strong commitment to making the company better and better each day. I want to be part of that. I see this opportunity not as a job, but as a chance to build something amazing with some people I really respect.

Q. How do you hope to help the company grow?

A. The most important thing I can do for the company right now is strengthen the brand. I want to make Kush Bottles the most well known and highly regarded brand in the cannabis industry. Once we accomplish that, we will be able to grow every other aspect of the business more quickly and easily – especially our new branding services organization, which I’m extremely excited to spearhead.

Q. What’s one thing you like to do that’s really poppin’?

A. I love photography and lately I’ve been really into waking up early on weekends and going somewhere epic to watch and photograph the sunrise. Everybody always talks about sunsets, but sunrises can be so much better since nobody is awake yet and everything is so peaceful.

Thanks, Ryan!

Have other questions for our our new director of marketing or want to know more about Kush Bottle products? Please, feel free to contact us at (888) 920-5874 or visit our website. We’d love to help you out! 

 

How To Cash In On The Marijuana Boom

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money kush bottles marijuanaFind a Hole in the Market And Fill It: Before the legal marijuana movement really took off, Kush Bottles’ co-founders, Nick Kovacevich and Dallas Imbimbo saw an opportunity. If marijuana was going to one day be legal, there would need to be child-resistant bottles to package it. These two entrepreneurs, started a company that sells FDA-approved child resistant marijuana products. Now, Kush Bottles has sold over fifty million bottles, nationwide. Other companies are finding ways to fill holes in the market as well. Sage Analytics, for example, a Boulder, Colorado based company, saw that there was no way to accurately and efficiently measure the potency of cannabis products on-site. They developed a desktop device that measures THC, CBD, and CBN. And yesterday, marijuana vending machines hit the market in Seattle. If you want to be a part of the boom, find a unique way to add to the mix!

Invest: It’s pretty obvious by now–the marijuana industry is the next big thing! If you’re a venture capitalist, join others who are putting their money in startups and hoping to cash-out big! According to CrunchBase, in 2014 there were 29 venture investments made in cannabis startups totaling close to $90 million in capital.

Attend a Conference: Sometimes, before you can do, you must learn. Marijuana conferences are popping up all over the country to teach those interested in joining the industry all the ins and outs. Check out the Marijuana Business Expo this spring.

Open A Dispensary: Have you always had an entrepreneurial dream? Opening your very own dispensary could be the way you fulfill it! Although it’s tough right now (with lottery systems in Washington, for example, only granting a certain number of licenses) getting a license will soon be easier to come by. If the prospect of owning your own dispensary interests you, check out our blog on how to operate a successful one.

Write Your Local State Representatives: If marijuana is not yet legal in your state, and you’re passionate about seeing it get there, reach out to your state representatives. Write them letters explaining why legalization matters to you. The more voices they hear, the more likely they are to advocate for legalization in the months to come.

Find a Company You’re Passionate About and Join The Team: Ben Wu, president of Kush Bottles, worked as an investment banker at Bear, Sterns and Co. and then served as Vice President at Wedbush Capital Management, before getting in on the marijuana boom. He saw opportunity at Kush Bottles and was passionate about working with a company committed to moving the industry in the right direction by supplying it with child resistant packaging. The marijuana industry has created tens of thousands of new jobs. So follow Ben’s lead. Find an existing cannabis company you love and join their team!