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Friday, September 26, 2014

5 Ways Legalized Pot Helps Pizza Biz

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By now, you've heard about Broncos' quarterback and Papa John's franchisee Peyton Manning saying that the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado has helped to increase sales for business owners.

I thought we'd take a look at some of the ways it really could benefit the biz....

1. We'll start with the obvious. People will be hungrier, especially for quick and delicious hand-held foods. Can you say "pizza!"?

2. Smokers will be super relaxed and unable--or unwilling--to drive anywhere. Can you say "pizza delivery!"?

3. Thanks to the legalization, regular pot smokers will save money, leaving more money to spend on the necessary munchies. Again, pizza!

4. If you live in one of the states that has legalized recreational marijuana (Colorado and Washington), or legalized medical marijuana, you may even consider jumping on the bandwagon yourself and creating extra revenue, like this pizzeria in Canada, which adds pot to the pizza.

5.  Truly dedicated pot smokers who you weren't aware worked for you, will enjoy the free access so much that they may start missing their shifts at the pizzeria, helping you to "weed" out staff members where necessary.

Can you think about other benefits? Let's hear about it in the comments.

--Liz

2 comments:

  1. Sorry Liz, but I don't buy into it. I live in Washington and about 1 1/2 yrs ago I had a medical marijuana business move in below my business. We are about to close because business has been ruined. Everyone said the same thing that business would increase. WRONG!!! Customers no longer come in because the the place is heavy with the smells or the customers think my employees are having a great time. Yes, they are making changes in eliminating the strong odors, but unfortunately the damage has been done. The only ones doing great is the pot biz and I've been in business for over 20 years.

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  2. I'm sorry to hear that, John. Having a business above it can't be a good situation. Have you considered moving toward a delivery-based business until you can move locations? I hate to hear that you'll have to close.

    Liz

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