Social Media Advertising For Dispensaries. Can Dispensaries Advertise on Facebook and Instagram?

Can dispensaries advertise on Facebook and Instagram?

Are you a marijuana dispensary looking for social media advertising for dispensaries, dispensary marketing tips, and/or digital marketing for dispensaries?

Do you operate a medical cannabis or recreational marijuana-related business and need to amplify your brand on social media? We can help you!

We all know that Google Ads, Bing Ads, and Facebook/Instagram Ads don’t allow cannabis companies, medical and recreational dispensaries, and/or vape shops to advertise medical cannabis or recreational marijuana on their platforms, yet. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible!

We’ve actually been able to advertise medical marijuana on Facebook in 2017 and 2018. To learn how we were able to get approved to advertise on Facebook, using cannabis imagery and the words “medical marijuana”, read the case study.

So if pay-per-click (PPC) ads and boosted posts are also off-limits to dispensaries. How do you advertise your business in spite of these limitations?

Social Media Marketing For Dispensaries

The so-called secret to advertising medical/recreational marijuana on Facebook and Google relies solely on the creativity of your cannabis marketing agency!

Our process for advertising medical and recreational cannabis is rooted in creating and amplifying high-quality, engaging, and relevant content that appeals directly to your target market’s lifestyle, interests, and online behaviours.

Understanding Your Target Market – Customer Avatars & Marketing Personas

In order for us to effectively advertise your marijuana company and your cannabis products and services, we need to fully understand your target consumer.

Our process includes creating detailed customer avatars, or marketing personas, for the target market.

This allows us to get a better understanding of their your target customers likes/dislikes, lifestyle, interests, and online behaviours.

This data allows us to set up and execute hyper-targeted advertising and remarketing campaigns to people who are interested in your medical cannabis/recreational marijuana products and services.

Start Advertising Your Dispensary on Facebook Today!

Our team at are marijuana marketing experts and customer acquisition specialists.

Let our experienced marijuana marketing team help your business build a conversion funnel using Facebook, Instagram, and/or LinkedIn advertising and retargeting.

Or, allow our Google AdWords certified SEM pro’s to grow your cannabis business using remarketing on the Google Display Network (GDN) and using YouTube’s Pre-roll or InStream Ads!

We a data-driven, results-oriented, digital agency. This stuff is simple and straightforward to us!

Stop wondering if you can advertise weed and your dispensary on Facebook and Instagram. Let’s get started!

Contact us to request a quote.

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We have used Cola Digital for more than a year, Vee Popat and his team Cola Digital are amazing to deal with and get results for your business.

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Do yourself a favour and hire Cola Digital!

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They don’t do anything else. Price + personality + expertise all line up very well for us.”

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We recently hired Vee and his team at Cola Digital to be in charge of our SEO and blog content services. We wanted a company that was knowledgeable in the cannabis space and could tailor our marketing strategies to coincide with where the industry is and where it is headed. After roughly 5 months of working with ColaDigital, we can confidently say that we made the right choice and we have seen more traffic to the site and more leads coming in.

We highly recommend ColaDigital to anyone looking for a reputable and trusted marketing company who knows what they are doing!

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Looking forward to working with Vee and his team for the long term!”

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A huge benefit of working with is their ability to dissect the customer experience, whether it be online or offline.

Through analysis and collaboration ColaDigital can help you accomplish your goals, whether your goal is to acquire new customers or sell more to existing, have the strategic thinking to help you stand out from the crowd.”

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“I’ve been around the viral marketing scene for almost 20 years, and what Vee has done with Nightmares is at the top of my list of amazing. So good in fact, that I spotlighted him in one of my books as the example of how to do viral marketing right. Besides being a good guy and smart as a whip, he understands community and viral marketing better than most.”

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