Mike Sukle, Dan Schultz, Andrew J. Czaplewski, and Thomas Martin Key, Journal of Advertising Research, Vol. 61, No. 4, 2021, pp. 456-471
Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, in 2012. Health organizations and public policy makers, including the Colorado Governor’s Office, were concerned by how this action would affect the acceptability of marijuana consumption behavior among youths under 21 years of age.
Bills in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis use were passed in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota in early November, bringing the total number of states to do so to fifteen, plus Washington DC. 36 states have legalized medical cannabis over the last few years. Curaleaf, the largest cannabis brand in the world, sells its products through its own retail outlets and in dispensaries. CMO Jason White spoke with WARC’s Cathy Taylor for the Marketer’s Toolkit 2021 about Curaleaf’s trajectory.