How Companies Are Trying to Bring Marijuana Ads Online

Pot businesses have struggled to get the word out as cannabis is still viewed by many as a “vice” industry, and online publishers have stayed away from running advertising from companies operating within the sector.

CALIFORNIA:  Yes, cannabis can. It has been a landmark time for marijuana, with entrepreneurs rushing into the Wild West of the budding industry. They’re not just growers and sellers, but forward-looking tech experts who have seen pot’s bright digital future and are committed to realizing it. Who can fault their optimism? In the past year, Read the full article…

Marijuana Ads To Air In Major Texas Cities

In the ad, Russell Jones, a former narcotics officer in California and current Texas Hill Country resident, says "Law enforcement officials have more important things to do with their time" than arrest people for possessing pot.

TEXAS: It’s the final push for a group wanting to decriminalize marijuana in Texas. A cable TV ad began airing Tuesday in a few major cities, including San Antonio. The ad is in support of a bill that would make having under an ounce of pot only a citation offense. But local law enforcement says Read the full article…

Hmm..Did You Know Shifts Perceptions With Rich Media Cannabis Portal

“HDYK will shift consciousness and change the way people perceive our miracle plant. It will give the industry a place to share their products and information while providing the knowledge to those seeking."

WASHINGTON: Marijuana marketing is coming of age now that legalization is growing both the need and the branding budgets of the cannabis industry’s first crop of pot products. Cannabis media too is evolving – moving beyond the stereotypical High Times and Cheech & Chong 1970′s sensibility into the modern era of integrated digital marketing.   Meeting the growing need Read the full article…

What Are The Marijuana Advertising Restrictions In Washington?

There are very strict rules in Washington when it comes to marijuana business advertising.

WASHINGTON:  It’s hard to succeed in an industry without advertising, any industry. But it’s particularly difficult in a new, emerging industry like the marijuana industry. There are very strict rules in Washington when it comes to marijuana business advertising. If you are in the industry, or trying to get into the industry, you need to Read the full article…

Health Canada Clamps Down On Medical Marijuana Advertising

Health Canada issued warning letters this week to licensed commercial growers across Canada telling them to clean up their advertising or face suspension and revocation of their licences.

CANADA:  Health Canada has ordered Canada’s medical marijuana companies to stop making their products look so good. The department issued warning letters this week to licensed commercial growers across Canada telling them to clean up their advertising by Jan. 12 or face suspension and even revocation of their licences. The letters, customized for 20 officially Read the full article…

Cannabis Company Rolls Out Seattle Billboard Campaign

There are very strict rules in Washington when it comes to marijuana business advertising.

WASHINGTON:  As part of the new normal in Washington’s legal pot world, a locally-based cannabis company is rolling out (or rolling up?) the United States’ first marijuana billboards Tuesday in locations throughout Seattle. The ads come from Dàmà Cannabis, owned by Seattle-based New Leaf Enterprises, and they’re only part of a larger ad campaign that Read the full article…

“Vote Medical Marijuana” TV Ads Air All Week Spotlighting Congressional Members in Washington State

"Vote Medical Marijuana" TV ads air all week spotlighting congressional members.

WASHINGTON:  The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is running two new 30-second TV advertisements on MSNBC, CNN, and HLN in eastern Washington every day this week. The ads draw attention to the Kettle Falls 5 case–a federal prosecution against patients lawfully growing for their own personal use–and spotlight how Members of Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana Business Tests Advertising Limits

Washington MMJ business turns heads and tests advertising limits

WASHINGTON:  A Port Angeles-based medical marijuana company’s new advertising strategy is turning heads — and raising questions about cannabis marketing. The business, called Chronically On Time, deploys an individual dressed in a green bear suit to advertise the company’s MMJ delivery service. “Buddy the Bear” stands on the sidewalk of busy streets, wearing a sandwich Read the full article…

After The Hoax, Can Pot Ads Ever Air Nationally?

NEW YORK:  It was either a slow news day or the fact the campaign in question featured the buzzworthy hot topic of pot, but MarijuanaDoctors.com pulled a fast one over many media outlets, as initially reported by CNNMoney’s Brian Stelter. The trouble started when MarijuanaDoctors.com issued a press release on Friday, March 7 announcing it Read the full article…

Perils of Pot Press Release: MMJ Doc TV Spot Dropped

NEW JERSEY: This is a yarn about how a single press release about pot misled dozens of major media outlets.

NEW JERSEY:  This is a yarn about how a single press release about pot misled dozens of major media outlets. The press release in question was published Monday on behalf of MarijuanaDoctors.com, a company that says it helps connect patients with doctors who prescribe medical marijuana. The release stated that MarijuanaDoctors.com was buying television ads through Read the full article…