While working on his MBA in New York in 2011, Gordon founded a start-up called Rodawg. This month he changed the name to The Bureau, referencing a storage cabinet.
The Bureau wholesales to dispensaries, including California medical marijuana dispensary Harborside Health Center, as well as direct to consumers via its new website, thebureau.nyc.
The start-up is preselling jars, cases, tubes and bags made with embossed glass, treated woods, hidden compartments and even odor-proof and child-resistant features. For direct consumers, the site prices items from $6 to upward of $16. The Bureau team designs the products internally, joining with suppliers in Canada, Spain, Germany and Asia to produce the full lineup.
Gordon said he has a lot of products in the pipeline, but is focusing mostly on child-resistant solutions. He told CNBC he expects to fire up a full product line of 12 finished accessories in early 2015.