Our Approach to Content Integrity

At HotBox Magazine, we prioritize the editorial integrity of our content.

This means setting strict standards around how we create content, how we choose products to cover, how we evaluate brand partners, how we use language, and how we approach representation, inclusivity, and historical context within our content.

Our approach to content creation

The HotBox Magazine team is committed to bringing you accurate, trustworthy, and unbiased head shop product information.

Each piece of content is developed by our in-house editorial team in partnership with expert writers, product reviewers, and fact-checkers.

We appreciate your curiosity about our editorial process and are proud to share our rigorous standards with you.

Our approach to product selection

We know trust is earned, so we’re happy to share more about how HotBox Magazine evaluates and selects the products we cover in our content.

We aim to create content that is balanced and objective.

To this end, we maintain a separation between our editorial and business teams throughout the content creation process for product reviews, product roundups, and articles with shopping links to ensure that our content is editorially independent.

View Our Product Selection Process

Our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are committed to actively engaging and amplifying a variety of voices, identities, and perspectives across the head shop industry spectrum to ensure that our culture and our content reflect the diversity we see in our everyday world.

Our approach to brand and product vetting

We strive to maintain our content’s integrity and excellence by ensuring the companies we work with are companies we can stand behind.

We put the brands we work with through a rigorous process of vetting prior to including them in our content.

Individual products chosen by the editorial teams go through a similar vetting process to confirm brand integrity and product safety.

View Our Brand and Product Vetting Process

Our approach to conscious language

Language is a powerful tool that constructs the world around us and can create and remove identities.

At HotBox Magazine, we know that language matters, and we are invested in using language to create a healthier, stronger, and more equitable world.

Employing conscious language in how we speak, write, and edit reflects our awareness of and dedication to the communities that read our content.