Cannabiz Cards originated with the invention of the Herb Scoop to transport herbs from a herb grinder to smoking device which arose from consistently creating a mess of herbs as smaller pieces slipped through when pinching herbs between my fingertips. Initially, the herb scoops were just a quick solution and were made from pieces of paper lying around like the promotional flyers in the mail. Soon the convenience of using the scoop became habitual and we discovered more ways and benefits of using the herb scoop to collect the crystals caught in edges of our grinder. We soon realized this was a tool more Cannabis consumers needed.
Initially, it seemed daunting to develop a marketing and sales strategy for this tool as how we would sell it to consumers and what would prevent potential customers from creating their own herbal scoops from same materials the idea originated from. Additionally, having to find a supplier who would be willing to manufacture our product and be able to at initially small quantities. What led to the formation of Cannabiz Cards came about making a herbal scoop from a business card. As it turned out, constructing a herbal scoop from a business card produced a superior product compared to printer paper due to thicker cardstock paper used . Once the herbal scoop was made from business card, I began to ponder what other tools can be created from the left over materials. I was able to form an ashtray by scoring and folding the side walls towards the center. After this, the design of the Cannabiz Card went through many iterations to find the right size of tools and the proper scoring lines for lower manufacturing cost and easier folding. Through this process an additional product was created from the business card, the ash picks. This tool solves another equally great problem during consumption of Cannabis having to find a device with pointed edge to remove ashes from smoking apparatus. The ash pick tackles another major issue of consuming cannabis which is having to find a device to remove ashes from a pipe, bowl or any smoking device which. Most times these devices are commonly objects found around the house with pointed ends to fit in the conical ends of bowls but after many repeated uses the ash remover gets coated in black, musky odor reducing effectiveness and increased odor lingering. The ash picks are easily disposable due to its low cost and are environmentally friendly being bio degradable. The ash pick can also be used to clear air passageways from being blocked due to ash and residue preventing performance loss.