4. It’s easier being green—messaging and responsibility
Today, it’s nearly impossible to market and sell to younger consumers unless your brand can make credible claims around sustainability and social responsibility. This includes sustainable packaging (reusable, recycled materials, recyclable or recycle ready), sustainable farming techniques, organic and natural ingredients, and an overall clean ingredients list. There is no better proof of that than packaging. The cannabis world is already on top of this.
Witness Marley Natural, named after the king of reggae himself. The packaging tells a story about the brand’s advocacy for sustainable practices, as well as for people serving long prison terms for pot use. The mission of Marley Natural is to support sustainable farming and provide opportunities for former prisoners to get training and jobs.
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