It’s been a couple weeks since Cannacon touched down in Seattle, where industry and growing professionals gathered to show off their latest innovations in the cannabis space. While exploring the seemingly endless alleyways of booths, I was mainly on the hunt for products designed with the consumer in mind. For standout products tailored to cannabis growers, stay tuned for the second part of this series.
Below are just a few of the companies that stood out, along with specific products that offered innovative designs and unique advances in the world of cannabis consumption.
Designed in Portland, Oregon, this joint tube from Green Jay is the travel accessory we’ve all been waiting for. Odor-proof, water resistant, discreet, and durable, the Green Jay is a classy approach to handling one of the most basic consumer needs: transporting a joint.
Available in a variety of colors, the Green Jay has a child-proof locking mechanism while also keeping the design as minimal as possible. The key feature that caught my eye was how the Green Jay keeps your joint from bumping around inside the tube by allowing you to plug your joint into the end cap before screwing it on.
Having a protected joint to enjoy on the snowy slopes has always been a challenge in the past, but my Green Jay has already been up and down the mountain twice. Green Jay as a company is just getting started, so keep an eye out for their rechargeable flameless lighter and other products that are soon to come.
Paracanna Zen Zingers
Designed for those who like to experiment with edibles dosage, Zen Zingers is a make-your-own infused candies kit. Offered in four flavors including grapefruit, raspberry, mango, and cherry, Zen Zingers take 10 minutes to make, and need to set for at least an hour before consuming.
Zen Zingers allow you to manufacture the best possible edible for your own personal needs. Whether you prefer something high in THC or CBD, you have complete control over creating the experience. They’re also very cost-effective compared to other edibles on the market.
The starter kit comes with all the supplies you need to make 15 gummies. Once you have made your first batch, Paracanna sells kit refills so you can continue to make use of your molding supplies.
Price: Varies by product
Based out of Bellingham, Washington, Oil Slick continues to be the go-to source for all non-stick dabbing supplies. Oil Slick is well-known for creating high quality silicone dab mats, and has won numerous awards for best product over the years including the 2013 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Seattle. Their products are not only great for oil producers and processors, but for everyday concentrate consumers as well.
Oil Slick’s dab mats allow you to protect your glass while retaining 100% of your oil that would otherwise turn into a sticky mess. In addition to dab mats and oil containers, Oil Slick sells durable silicone pipes that allow you to travel out in the elements without having to worry about breaking your favorite piece.
The Smokus Focus is a storage product designed with both retailers and consumers in mind. Originating in Denver, Colorado, the Smokus Focus provides a quality way to display cannabis in its fullest potential.
Combining LED lights with magnification (2x-8x), Smokus Focus storage jars allow consumers to fully inspect their flower before or after purchase. The airtight jars are rechargeable (10-12 hours of life after one charge) and provide a reusable product in an industry plagued with single-use containers. In states where pre-packing is not required, Smokus Focus hopes to establish reuse programs with retailers to further reduce waste.
The Toker Poker is a practical product for those who like to enjoy cannabis while out and about. It fits around any standard Bic lighter and allows you to carry your poker, tamper, and hemp wick with you in one convenient place. With the Toker Poker, you don’t have to worry about ruining a lighter or your lungs by tampering your bowl with the plastic edge of your lighter. The tamper, poker, and wick combination ensures you will always have a fresh, clean bowl to enjoy.
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