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I am starting a cannabis accessories company

Discussion in 'Cannabis Forum' started by alexd, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I don't want to sell the cannabis. It is the ancillary businesses that interest me. The accessories.

    Over the last six months, I have been quietly designing 2 lines of products. Both lines are in production now, the first of which should be available for sale toward the end of March.

    My main goal was to produce my products in Canada, of the finest Canadian sourced materials. Designed & Made in Canada. Immediately I discovered how few things are made in Canada anymore. What an adventure it has been to find Canadian producers and makers for these new products. I had to dust off old forgotten craftsmen, and bring people out of retirement in order to get the kind of quality I wanted.

    It is an ideal time for new cannabis related businesses in Canada now. Start one. We can leverage this legal cannabis thing to invent and develop new products to sell to the rest of the planet.

    All the weird shit I have learned throughout my life seems to have come together in a focal point for this project. Photography, magazine publishing, pipe making, psychotherapy, jewelry making, treasure hunting, internet technologist... This strange, mixed-bag life has me seeing niches everywhere.

    Starting something from nothing is hard, but if you have done it once before it is easier.

    I know the most random assortment of smart and creative people. When you are as old as I am, I guess, you meet them and they add up. This is the first time in my business life that I've reached out to nearly all my friends for their impressions of different elements at various stages of this project.

    And now that the designs have been locked down and the first units are in production. I have to think about marketing. I will post updates here as the launch gets closer.
     
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  2. catilyst

    catilyst TRIBE Member

    Holy Tease!
     
  3. Mondieu

    Mondieu TRIBE Member

    Huge market. Very populated. Mostly garbage. I look forward to seeing what you’re offering. It’s gotta be something pretty special, if you’re willing to lead-off with 100% vague - backed by “When you’re as old as I am”. Lol!
     
  4. Re: Shoe

    Re: Shoe TRIBE Member

    Shoot me a PM if you want a west coast sales/marketing rep.
     
  5. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

  6. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

  7. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    You'll need to enlist the services of some Instragram influencers who will promote your products while wearing bikinis.
     
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  8. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Not going that route for this new line. Not really the vibe I am going for from the outset.
     
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  9. Mondieu

    Mondieu TRIBE Member

    Total respect for this decision. Love to see what you’ve got happening that stands apart and above!
     
  10. derek

    derek TRIBE Member

    The 'chair-girl' is pretty lit right now
     
  11. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I am so excited! I will have my first product in my hand in a week's time!
     
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  12. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    As a heavy cannabis user, I am interested in your forthcoming products and wish to subscribe to your newsletter!
     
  13. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

  14. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    A little more detail. I am launching 2 different lines of products, both are primarily aimed at the US market but will also be available here.
     
  15. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Super good news today. I've received permission, in principal, to use Canada's National Precious Metals Mark on my qualifying products.
     
  16. catilyst

    catilyst TRIBE Member

    So, some sort of (wearable?) pipe or smoking/vaping tool, made from metals you have recovered within Canada, possibly as apart of a larger weed related holistic package? Throw us a bone here lol.
     

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