Ganga. Weed. Reefer. Acapulco Gold. Panama Red. Mary Jane. Pineapple Express.
By whatever name, it's good to be in the marijuana business — make that the legal marijuana packaging business — these days for Kush Bottles Inc.
Kush checks in at No. 774, and says it “joins an elite group of companies over the years, including Microsoft, GoPro, Yelp, Domino's Pizza, Zillow, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, and Zappos” that also have appeared on the list.
A news release from the company maintains that being named to the list “has been compared to winning an Academy Award.”
Except that they don't give out 5,000 statues each year. It just might seem like they do when time stands still during Oscars telecasts. We're looking at you James Franco.
But whatever. The folks at Kush are plenty happy about being on the Forbes list.
"Being recognized by Inc. is very powerful," Nicholas Kovacevich, co-founder and CEO of Kush Bottles, said in a statement. "I think this will open many new doors for us. I've been warned our phones might start to ring off the hook from venture capitalists and bankers who want to lend money or invest.”
The company's industry is listed by Inc. as providing “business products and services” (Indeed!) and posted a growth rate of 582 percent year-over-year for revenue of $2 million.
Kush Bottles describes itself as “an international supplier of certified, child-resistant packaging, branded exit solutions, and accessories for the cannabis industry.”
Products include a variety of plastic bottles, tubes, bags and containers.
Also, FYI for research purposes only, there's also a section on its website for glass bongs, called “water pipes,” as well as hand pipes and other smoking-related products.
Kush said it has sold more than 50 million bottles in all 23 states that allow adult use or medical marijuana as well as Canada.