Category Archives: marijuana news

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, […]

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 […]

FDA Warns CBD Companies: Stop Making Health Claims

America’s booming CBD market received a cold splash of reality this week when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter to Curaleaf, a major US cannabis and CBD brand, warning that some of its product marketing violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Reaction from vendors and investors was swift and harsh. Within 24 hours […]

HIGHTIMES Cannabis Cup / A Day in the Life of Sapling: A 420 Marketing Agency

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 […]

Digital Marketing & Cannabis – How to Navigate Through a Restrictive Industry

Digital marketing is the future of cannabis. It is the standard for every other industry, but cannabis is reluctant to adopt it due to the lack of traditional advertising options. Maximize on influencer campaigns, digital P.R., and email marketing. If you can provide your fans with enough digital quality, they will look into your brand, […]