Educate yourself about the science of cannabis. Tell personal stories. Be transparent and honest. By removing the stigma, cannabis can help improve the lives of many more people.
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Cannabis LPs have Invested in New & Differentiated Products, but they are Still Not Allowed to Market them in Canada
Over six months into Cannabis 2.0, we are finally seeing some interesting products that are not offered by the illegal black market – but the legal cannabis industry can’t really tell you about them.
During this unprecedented crisis, the industry needs to continue to responsibly promote the health benefits of safe and sensible use of cannabis, but also have an eye on consumer behaviour
Investing in in-store marketing is a cost-effective way to communicate the brand story throughout the lower part of the path to purchase.
If you thought 2019 was disruptive, hang on to your hat as 2020 looks even more turbulent.
Despite federal government promises to the contrary, the black market continues to supply weed to most Canadians, including our youth.
Technology has disrupted many industries, so it makes sense that cannabis would join the list. Competition with the black market and the relatively low number of bricks-and-mortar cannabis retail stores in many markets should open the door to home delivery.
Legal cannabis faces an uphill battle against a very strong competitor – the black market. Tough to beat, made even tougher in jurisdictions where regulations prohibit the most effective forms of marketing.
My career in marketing spans over 30 years, 16+ with my own agency. I’ve worked in categories from beer to banks, tea to tourism, and fast
The purported health benefits of cannabis has created a competitor to the Rx and OTC products offered by Big Pharma, a significant opportunity (and challenge) for marketers.
A marketer’s lens on the customers that are buying from a retail cannabis shop.
The beverage industry shows great promise, but will people use cannabis beverages like they use alcohol? This marks an opportunity for cannabis marketers.
We’ve all heard that a significant percentage of purchase decisions are made in-store. I suspect it’s a really high number in cannabis selling stores, so give your budtenders a unique story to sell.
Here is the most up to date listing, by state, as of September 2019. We will update this chart whenever further changes take place.
Ancillary opportunities are emerging in the Cannabis supply chain, this one powered by the demand for Edibles and Oils.
A quick look at Germany suggests it will be a key export market for Canadian manufacturers and producers from other countries – and could be a model followed by other European countries.
Synthetic CBD is poised to impact the medical marijuana business and create another opportunity for cannabis marketers.
These surveys provide a gateway into knowledge about an emerging and untapped industry.
The Marijuana Justice Act: One of many potential regulatory changes that the industry, investors and marketers need to watch with the U.S. 2020 election looming.
Are THC and/or CBD-infused beverages the cannabis products that will really challenge the alcohol industry? Well, they’re beverages too.
While the licensed cannabis producers (LPs) seem to attract most of the attention from investors and consumers, don’t overlook the significant business opportunities within the growing and evolving ancillary businesses that service and supply the cannabis ecosystem.
It’s my belief that the FDA will turn a blind eye to CBD-based products, especially at the national retailers as long as the manufacturers do not make unsubstantiated therapeutic claims.