Category Archives: consulting

Marketing Beyond Materialism

A rising interest in metaphysical & non-religious spiritualism is influencing visual culture, and shaping an increasing trend of young consumers valuing experience over objects. Marketing is an ever evolving practice of business. The world of marketing has & will change forever, because society & consumer behavior has & will change forever. It does us no […]

What’s a Target Market? A Guide to Audience Positioning

Defining your target market is one of a brand’s most important tasks. It’s the foundation of all elements of your marketing strategy, from how you develop and name your products or services right through to the marketing channels you use to promote them. Here’s a hint before we dig in: Your target audience is not […]

Don’t Sell Commodities

Commodity vs. Product. What does each one mean & what’s the difference? Although often confused and sometimes used interchangeably, especially in the CBD space, the terms commodity and product are very, very different. A commodity is a raw material used to manufacture a finished good – think of CBD itself as the commodity. A product, […]

Marketing Your Cannabis or CBD Brand in 2020

Here at Sapling, we’ve been hard at work, quietly keeping our heads down, & supporting brands growing in the cannabis space. It’s been a crazy year for us, as the 2018 Farm Bill passed & flooded the industry with thousands of new brands, products, & consumers. With such an influx of new & exciting companies […]

Elements of Successful Branding in the Cannabis Industry

Where a lot of confusion comes from in the minds of business owners is that they mistake brand to mean having a logo. If that were true every company under the sun would be a brand. Sadly that is not the case. To belong to the exclusive club of being a ‘brand’ you have to […]

Open a Dispensary in Guam – Guam Cannabis Consultants

SUMMARY OF MARIJUANA LAWS In 2014 the US island territory of Guam passed Proposal 14A, a medical marijuana law referred by the legislature to voters. The law, known as the “Joaquin (KC) Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act”, allows qualifying patients to cultivate and possess a three-month supply of cannabis. In 2016 and 2018, additional […]

What Does the Future of the CBD Industry Look Like?

Following the passage of the Farm Bill and its legalization of hemp cultivation, the market for CBD products in the United States is growing at a breakneck pace. The huge expansion that the industry has seen in recent months, though, can make it easy to forget that the Farm Bill wasn’t the end of the […]

Facebook is cracking down on CBD & Cannabis Ads as the Industry Booms

facebook bans cbd advertising

The social media giant doesn’t let you promote posts featuring CBD — and now there’s a lawsuit.

Making Money in the Legal Marijuana Business

The recreational marijuana business is all the rage now and is expected to grow as it becomes legal in more and more states. This means there is a lot of opportunity to make money in the (potentially billion dollar) cannabis industry. Especially now, as it’s still in its infancy. So how can you get in […]