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Kannakart Online Headshop - Changing the Game

Reinventing The ​Way​ The Headshop/Vape Industry​ ​Operates

Located ​between​ the booming neighborhoods of ​Fishtown​ ​and​ ​Northern​ ​Liberties​ ​is​ ​​a​ ​renovated​ ​PBR factory​ ​building​ ​that​ ​has​ ​moved​ ​from​ ​housing​ ​glass​ ​beer​ ​bottles​ ​to​ ​a​ ​different​ ​type​ ​of​ ​glass. Kannakart​ ​is an online headshop and ​the​ first ​company​ ​of​ ​its​ ​kind​ ​in​ ​Philadelphia. Kannakart was launched ​in Philadelphia​ ​by​ ​two​ ​entrepreneurs​ ​who​ ​are​ reinventing ​the​ ​way​ ​the​ ​glass​ ​and​ ​vape industry​ ​operates.

“As​ ​smoking​ ​becomes​ ​more​ ​accepted​ ​in​ ​society,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​becoming​ ​a​ ​lifestyle​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​something that​ ​is​ ​reserved​ ​for​ ​stoners,”​ ​says​ ​CEO​ ​Jon​ ​Monk.​ ​“The​ ​soccer​ ​mom​ ​who​ ​smokes​ ​on​ ​weekends may​ ​feel​ ​intimidated​ ​walking​ ​into​ ​a​ ​headshop​ ​on​ ​South​ ​Street,​ ​so​ ​we’re​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​give​ ​casual smokers​ ​a​ ​place​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​the​ ​stuff​ ​they​ ​need​ ​conveniently.” Chinese​ ​glass​ ​companies​ ​were​ ​flooding​ ​the​ ​glass​ ​industry.​ ​Glass​ ​blown​ ​in​ ​China​ ​is​ ​often cheaply​ ​manufactured​ ​in​ ​bulk,​ ​by​ ​factories.​ ​The​ ​folks​ ​at​ ​Kannakart​ ​made​ ​it​ ​a​ ​point​ ​to​ ​offer American-made​ ​glass​ ​bongs ​and​ ​pipes,​ ​so​ ​they​ ​linked​ ​up​ ​with​ ​companies​ ​like​ ​Grav​ ​Labs, Glowfly,​ ​Purr,​ ​and​ ​Empire​ ​Glassworks,​ ​all​ ​based​ ​in​ ​the​ ​U.S.

A​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​the​ ​online​ ​headshops and smoke​ ​shops​ ​only ​offer bongs ​and​ ​rolling​ ​papers.​ ​Kannakart​ ​offers accessories​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Annabis​ fashion​ ​accessories​ for women ​and​ ​other​ ​lifestyle​ ​products​ ​that appeal​ ​to​ ​smokers of all ages and backgrounds.​ ​The​ ​Kannakart​ ​kangaroo​ mascot ​is​ ​representative​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lifestyle brand​ ​that​ ​they​ ​are​ ​building.​ ​They’re the only company in ​the​ ​space​ ​that​ ​uses ​an​ animal ​mascot.

The​ ​team​ ​at​ ​Kannakart​ ​is​ ​made​ ​up​ ​of​ ​mostly​ local college ​graduates​ ​in​ ​their​ ​20’s. ​The​ ​vibe ​at​ ​their​ ​headquarters​ ​is​ ​reflective​ ​of​ ​that. While​ ​they​ ​put​ ​in​ ​long hours,​ ​even​ ​on​ ​weekends,​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​their​ ​business,​ ​they​ ​find time​ ​to​ run to a local coffee shop together, or grab dinner.​ ​“It’s​ ​important​ ​that​ ​we​ ​work​ ​in​ ​a​ ​collaborative environment.”​ ​says​ ​co-owner ​Claudia​ ​Post.​ ​“We​ ​want​ ​everyone​ ​bouncing​ ​ideas​ ​off​ ​each​ ​other constantly.​ ​It​ ​gets​ ​the​ ​creative​ ​juices​ ​flowing,​ ​helps​ ​us​ ​innovate,​ ​and​ ​builds​ ​relationships between​ ​our​ ​team​ ​members.”​ ​Claudia,​ ​a​ ​baby​ ​boomer,​ ​is​ ​often​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​as​ ​the​ ​“world’s​ ​oldest millennial”​ ​by​ ​her​ colleagues.

Kannakart​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​only a ​few​ ​online​ ​smoke shops that ​offer​ ​free​ ​shipping​ ​across​ ​the​ ​U.S. While​ ​they​ ​sell​ ​their​ ​products​ across the country,​ ​Jon​ ​says​ ​Kannakart​ ​is​ ​committed​ ​to​ growing with Philadelphia.​ ​“We​ ​see​ ​Philadelphia​ ​as​ ​a​ ​place​ ​with​ ​a lot​ ​of​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​business​ ​owners.​ ​We​ ​always​ ​rep​ ​Philly​ ​and​ ​show​ ​our​ ​pride​ ​in​ ​our​ ​branding, on​ ​social​ ​media,​ on ​our​ ​website,​ ​and​ ​in​ ​everything ​we​ ​do​ ​at Kannakart.”

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