Business View Magazine | December 2019

249 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019 AT A GLANCE RYOT WHAT: A company that designs and distributes cannabis-related products WHERE: Miami, Florida WEBSITE: RYOT FOR SMOKERS BY SMOKERS E stablished in 2000, RYOT is a company that designs and distributes products especially geared for the growing cannabis marketplace, including: storage boxes, jars, and cases; vaporizers; grinders; rolling papers and rolling trays; and pipes and “dugouts.” (A dugout is a hand-held wooden box that holds a small “one-hitter” and a limited amount of ground marijuana in two different sections. A user would slide open the dugout, pull out the commonly spring-loaded pipe, and pack it by pressing it into the compartment containing the bud. Dugouts are popular because of their semi- discreetness and level of easiness to use.) The company was founded by its current CEO, Mark Staiano, who saw a need for practical smoking devices and accessories that could store, conceal, and carry cannabis at a time