Boulder, Colo.-based Smoker Friendly is preparing to move aggressively into cannabis accessories after 23 years of primarily serving the tobacco market, with the introduction of 10 new Glass Werx tobacco accessories stores this year the Denver Post reported.
Glass Werx plans to sell a variety of pipes, bongs, grinders and vaporizers.
“We’re really kind of equal opportunity,” Smoker Friendly’s chief operating officer Dan Gallagher told the Denver Post. ” Now that cannabis is more mainstream, it’s a concept we’d like to expand on fairly rapidly.”
The first Glass Werx, in Nederland, launched last month. A second store in Pueblo opened this week.
Smoker Friendly also is exploring the idea of selling marijuana itself , but has not yet come to a decision, according to the Denver Post.
Analysts predict the legalization this year of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, as well as medical cannabis in 21 states and the District of Columbia, is likely to bring a surge of mainstream business investment into smoking accessories.