Marketing Humboldt County Cannabis

HCGA Seeks Nominees for an Elected Marketing Committee.

Are you interested in serving your community? Now is your opportunity to join a team of committed local cannabis operators and get behind the driver’s seat to set the strategic goals for Humboldt’s collective cannabis marketing campaigns. The elected marketing committee will be a decision-making body that prioritizes marketing activities, selects contractors, give direction to staff, helps fundraise for its plans, and more. The 2022 HCGA Marketing Committee will work with the community to solicit input on what should be considered for inclusion within the 2023 strategic marketing plan of action.

The Marketing Committee will meet monthly and is expected to contribute 10 hours per month to advancing the collective marketing goals of Humboldt’s cannabis industry.

  • The open nomination period runs from May 31, 2022, to July 1, 2022.
  • Nomination review period: July 1, 2022, to July 18, 2022.
  • Election period: July 19, 2022, to August 1, 2022
  • Marketing Committee announced: August 2, 2022
  • First public marketing committee meeting: September 2022

Click here to review the Composition, Roles and Responsibilities, Rules and Procedures for Nomination and Election of the Marketing Committee.

Click here for the SELF-nomination form.

Developing a cohesive “world-facing” Humboldt cannabis industry brand

Humboldt County is home to more licensed cannabis farms than any other region in North America, with over 900 licensed cannabis farms and nearly 200 supply chain partners located in the county. Over more than fifty years, Humboldt farmers and medicine-makers have built a collective cannabis knowledge, culture, and genetic library that is unique in the world. This collective heritage is held by the community as a whole and not by any single individual, business, or brand.

Recognizing this unique position, in 2018, HCGA successfully advocated for county funding for a countywide marketing program designed to collectively promote Humboldt County cannabis. In 2020, in collaboration with the County, HCGA published a Humboldt County Cannabis Marketing Assessment, seeking to inform a strategy for countywide marketing based on case studies from existing collective marketing projects in Napa, Bordeaux, Kona, and Colombia. In November 2020, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors endorsed the Marketing Assessment’s findings and recommendations, providing a roadmap to support hundreds of independent Humboldt cannabis businesses by developing a collective Humboldt County brand and marketing program. This program will be further developed in 2021 and implemented over the next several years.

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Marketing Assessment

In May 2020, HCGA was contracted by the county to research and produce the Marketing Assessment to guide the development of a countywide marketing and branding strategy to promote Humboldt cannabis.

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