After months of delays and anticipation, open patient and caregiver enrollment officially began on Monday, April 24 for The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission! The registration processes and requirements differ for adult and minor patients, but both are to be completed online. Requirements and more information on how to register can be found here.
The Brand Joint office has gone international! Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Richy Arthurs joined the Brand Joint and Peppermill Projects team for an internship to learn what goes on behind the scenes of a cannabis branding and design studio. Richy studied Web Development at Maynooth University and was formerly employed at IBM in Dublin.
We are extremely excited to announce the newest Graphic Designer at Brand Joint, Shelby Reister! Shelby is an Alabama transplant new to Annapolis. She recently graduated from Auburn University's nationally ranked School of Industrial & Graphic Design. Shelby will work alongside our Creative Director and Brand Joint and Peppermill Projects to design logos, packaging, websites and assist in brand development for dispensaries and cannabis-centric products and businesses.
Based on the feedback from the panel discussion and the apparent need for a supportive parenting group, we created the Parent Cannabis Association (PCA). The PCA is a judgement-free space for parents who work in the cannabis industry, parents who consume cannabis and parents who medicate their children with cannabis. We share information, personal stories and support one another.
Today we're celebrating Brand Joint's one-year anniversary! We have met so many incredible, talented entrepreneurs in the growing cannabis community in the past twelve months. We feel so lucky to do the work we feel passionate about for our amazing clients.
Last week, our Chief Creative Jennifer Culpepper attended the Women Grow Leadership Summit in Denver, Colorado. Once a year, cannabis industry women (and men) gather in Denver to network, share insight and inspire one another. Over the course of three days, Jenn attended inspirational lightning talks, social events and educational panels. It was a motivational and inspiring summit, surrounded by so many incredible women that are passionate about their cannabis careers.
Tomorrow, February 3rd, I will be leading the discussion for the "Parenting in the Cannabis Industry" panel with my fellow cannabis entrepreneurs Leah Heise (CEO Women Grow), Carrie Kirk (Cannaline) and Chanda Macias (Owner of National Holistic Healing Center). Last week our interview were interviewed by CBS This Morning on the unique challenges we face as parents in this cannabis industry.
In December, we announced that CBS News National Correspondent Chip Reid visited the Brand Joint office and conducted an interview about the challenges of parenting in the cannabis industry for CBS This Morning. The segment finally aired live this morning!
The Women’s March has millions of women feeling more empowered than ever, including the women at our Annapolis, Maryland cannabis branding studio and sister company, Peppermill Projects. We are always encouraged to “design for good.” We designed a series of posters after feeling empowered to participate. You can head over to Peppermill Projects to download the posters, share on social media, hang up in your house, keep close to your desk — wherever you need that motivation to keep your head up and keep fighting for what’s right.
A good dispensary does not just providing a product, but an entire patient experience. To help you understand and visualize your intended experience and narrow in on the smallest of details, it’s best to view every touch point through the eyes of your patient or consumer. What do they feel, hear and see the moment they walk through the doors? Does your website provide a similar experience? How does your staff dress? Does your interior design match your brand? How are your products displayed? Does your dispensary provide the largest selection products, cheapest prices, or do you specialize in high-end strains?
The East Coast's premier cannabis branding and graphic design agency, Brand Joint is hiring! We’re looking for a Graphic Designer to join Brand Joint and our sister company, Peppermill Projects. We’re searching for an intelligent, creative, typography nerd who wants to grow with us, do amazing design for the cannabis industry and share our love of Netflix Originals and Friday happy hours.