Updated: Jan 12
FORT WAYNE, IN — If you’re in the market for new music equipment, you’re going to want to listen up, because if you buy through Sweetwater in the new year, you may just land yourself a complimentary bag of ‘cannabis candy’.
Late this 2021, Canadian cannabis giant ‘Aphria’ shocked the music industry when they acquired Sweetwater for a staggering $300 million. And in just a few months, the now music/cannabis retail hybrid has already exceeded expectations with their latest announcement: Sweetwater will now begin shipping ‘cannabis candy’ to customers, complimentary with every Sweetwater purchase.
Sweetwater is known far and wide for its top tier customer service and high quality products, but the one thing that has always set them apart from their competitors is the candy. They’ve been packing little bags of candy in their orders since the 80’s, consisting of Smarties, Fire Balls, Bit-o-Honeys, Cinnamon Discs, even going as far as to let their customers choose the type of candy they prefer (we’re here for the Bit-o-Honeys). So when you take that into consideration, it makes perfect logical sense that the best way to level up on their customer service would be to infuse the candy with cannabis. They are serving the creative community, after all.
Government regulators have been quick to voice concerns about distributing free cannabis across the globe as a ‘complimentary bonus item’, but we at The Daily Strumble happen to be HIGHLY (see what we did there) in favor of this industry-altering move. Let’s consider the obvious benefits:
1) This will save the artist community infinite amounts of money, because now they won’t have to go out and buy their weed and instruments separately. Instead, if they need some weed, they can just go buy another guitar.
2) This means their cannabis purchases will technically count as a business write-offs. Win win.
3) Music will more than likely get MUCH more creative in the new year, since Sweetwater artists will without-a-doubt be getting high while working on their songs. Hopefully they can break this into the CCM K-Love market, so that every song stops sounding exactly like a 2000’s Chris Tomlin ballad.
Is ‘cannabis candy’ a step too far, or is it exactly what the music industry needs? Let us know your thoughts below!