New York tobacco retailer expanding smokable hemp assortment

Smokers Choice, a 64-store chain of tobacco retailers in Pennsylvania and New York, is adding a North Carolina hemp brand to its assortment of offerings.

Two lines of hemp cigarettes from Wolf Budd Hemp Co. of Mars Hill, North Carolina, will join about six total brands of smokable hemp in the stores. The Wolf Budd cigarettes – Calm and Fresh – are sold in packs of five.

Smokers Choice CEO Doug Nolan told Hemp Industry Daily that the retailer is also developing its house brand of smokable hemp products, called Catskill Hemp Co., and plans to develop CBG-rich varieties to accompany the CBD-dominant products.

Company officials say smokable hemp sales are growing faster than sales of traditional tobacco and that smokable hemp appeals to older customers looking for non-intoxicating cannabis.

The Smokers Choice deal was first reported by CSP News.