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Florida’s Legal Struggles

Legislation that began as an effort to eliminate head shops from the state of Florida ended up improving the laws in our industry’s favor. The original version of HB 49 outlawed the sale of pipes and smoking devices, regardless of their intended use. This threatened to put the state’s 300 smoke shops out of business. […]

Glassroots Austin

4/20 is a time honored celebration in Austin, Texas. As a teenager, I remember attending my first Bob Marley Reggae festival, eyeing a hookah for the first time beneath a makeshift tent, jamming to the Killer Bees, and smoking on the hillside of the Palmer Auditorium Shores. Imagine my delight when fifteen years later as […]