Your Connection to Higher Profits

The goal of CDS is to be the consummate source of the news and information that matters most to those who have staked their livelihoods on the commerce surrounding the world’s most beneficial plant. Through thoughtful, in-depth articles, breaking, industry-specific news, and the most up-to-date product information available anywhere, we intend to be the catalyst for this burgeoning market’s continued evolution. We are not just a buyer’s guide; we are the buyer’s source.



HQ Magazine has officially launched Canna Dispensary Supply, a buyer’s guide specifically designed with dispensary owners in mind.

Canna Dispensary Supply is distributed to over 4,500 outlets conducting business in states allowing the use of legalized recreational and medicinal cannabis. Our goal is to provide canna-business buyers easy access to credible, professional vendors. HQ’s 17-years of diligent data gathering ensures both buyers and vendors in these industries mutual growth and security. HQ’s Canna Dispensary Supply is your new go-to source!

Headquest (HQ) is a monthly business-to-business magazine that has been serving a broad range of counterculture retailers since 1998. HQ goes to smoke/gift shops, hydroponic stores, cannabis dispensaries, adult stores, convenience stores, and similar retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Look for HQ Europe/U.K. coming soon!

HQ has a monthly circulation of approximately 16,000. As HQ is distributed to retail outlets only, it has become a trusted buying tool and information source for these retailers. HQ is also distributed at all major trade shows. Retailers find HQ’s unique insights into our industry via full-length articles and product spotlights, always refreshing and informative. In addition, HQ provides readers with first-hand, successful business practices by featuring a thriving retail store every month. All of this makes HQ the premier trade magazine and your best venue for successful advertising.


Hemp Flower CBD

“Whatup, Youtube! We’re back here . . . we got a wonderful TKO CBD J!” It’s an episode from the Youtube channel, Stoned Ventures. The

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HQ Digital

An estimated 94% of B2B buyers say that they search online before making a purchase. The key is visibility --- and HQ Magazine can help!

If you're watching this post, its likely your customers are ... See more

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The Age Checker App From WeCard.Org – HQ The Mag

Age restrictions on smoke shop products are becoming more and more important. Make verification easy on your staff with the Age Checker App.


#retail #Retailpolicy #Smokeshop #CBD #vaping

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It’s All About the Relationships – HQ The Mag

Trade shows can be big and impersonal --- unless you're talking about @SmokeShopEvents, the trade show that is NOT a trade show.

SSE is a unique opportunity for buyers. Five-star meals, travel, and ... See more

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Creating a legal exception for CBD supplements, short of full safety data, could set a bad precedent, says FDA at CRN Conference

Tokeaway: Lowell Schiller, the FDA’s principal associate commissioner for policy who is leading a panel investigating CBD as an ingredient in food, beverages and dietary supplements, told a group ... See more

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Many Happy Returns – HQ The Mag

Your retail return policy can have a significant effect on your customer satisfaction and your store's profitability. A policy that's too strict can make customers reluctant to shop with you; a ... See more

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Need a job? So do a whole bunch of (former) Juul employees.

In response to criticism over its marketing practices, which investigators claim are aimed more at teens than adults, Juul cut four of its ... See more

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No matter how great your merchandise, there are always going to be customers who aren't satisfied with their purchase.

It might be that the item wasn't functioning properly or just didn't meet ... See more

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WARN YOUR CUSTOMERS: Online CBD Sellers Lack Consistency in Product Quality, Payment Solutions – HQ The Mag

Here’s yet another reason to promote to customers the benefits of shopping for CBD products at your retail store — a new study of online CBD companies revealed disturbing variations in product ... See more

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