January 14, 2017 | by Staff
Recent data released by Google shows that social media has been the outlet through which over half of all online activities take place. Instagram is a bold attempt at capturing its user’s photos and videos to share them in an engaging way, and the wager paid off with over 500 million active monthly users.
Taking advantage of this great social media platform are the supporters, advocates and businesses in the cannabis industry. With marijuana being legalized in more and more states, cannabis related businesses are making their social media presence felt with more gusto than ever before.
Here we explore the top 20 cannabis industry Instagram accounts:
@weedHumor 2 million followers
Weedhumor is a very popular Instagram account with over 1.8 million followers. They are known for posting jokes and memes about cannabis and being very fun and entertaining. With daily uploads @weedhumor has a very active follower base.
@cheechandchong 1.9 million followers
This account offers vapes and water pipes for sales. They know how to keep their followers entertained with contest such as ‘babe of the day’ or ‘hottest of the week’. Their 1.8 million followers seem to love it.
@hightimesmagazine 1.5 million followers
High Times Magazine is a monthly magazine with a very active Instagram account of over 1.4 million followers. They are solely focused on marijuana and entertain like-minded persons with their interesting posts and inviting photos.
@marijuana 1 million followers
‘Dedicated to the legalization of marijuana through education and action’, that is the tagline and for the @marijuana Instagram account. The posts on this account are humorous in nature yet bring out a very vibrant and clear message: that cannabis should be legalized and persons should be educated about it.
@weedstagram420 994k followers
With some of the funniest cannabis related photos you will ever see on Instagram @weedstagram420 offers posts that would grab anyone’s attention. They certainly got the attention of their 994,000+ followers and most definitely keeps them engaged.
@Marijuanadon 761k followers
With unique and enticing photos @Marijuanadon has successfully acquired over 761,000 followers. The target is clearly those who grow and consume marijuana and followers of the account love the active engagement. Of course the photos of beautiful women with cannabis does help to attract many faithful followers.
@herb 344k followers
The name of this account says it all. They aim at educating the public on the use of cannabis both for recreational and medical purposes. This is an attractive, branded page that seeks to Educate, Elevate, Inspire.
@weed.photo 282k followers
A sweet account to follow for all the cannabis lovers. Very appealing and well presented, and the 282,000 followers seem to agree. The photos posted on this account are unique, you will not likely see them on other accounts.
@strainhunters 230k followers
@strainhuntersdoes a very good and attractive Instagram account. It is very personal and has a lot of vibrancy to it. High quality photos and an easy way to market their products as they know exactly what to do to keep the attention of their followers.
@marijuana.tv 227k followers
Marijuana TV - ‘For the Homies That Like the Green, Know What I Mean’ - A very catchy tag line and the account posts very amusing photos. Unusual illustrations that will have you looking twice but it’s 227,000+ followers do not seem to mind it at all.
@weedculture 183k followers
This Instagram account posts very bold photos about marijuana and the various ways it can be made. @weedculture portrays cannabis as a way of life. Their account presently has over 183,000 follows with very good engagement and feedback to their posts.
@marihuanafotos 171k followers
Very daring photos of women using the cannabis and enjoying it too. The @marihuanafotos account has over 171,000 followers and almost 2000 posts making them one of the more popular accounts as it relates to cannabis.
@maryjaneminded 154k followers
This accounts caters to different persons from different age groups and levels. It offers fun and exciting post be it in the form cartoons, hand drawings or very beautiful photos all centred around cannabis.
@weedclan 68.8k followers
An account with eye catching, high quality photos of cannabis, The Weed Clan account has been promoting and introducing marijuana to the world one post at a time.
@therealdank 64.7k followers
@therealdank is a growing Instagram account with already over 64,700 followers. It highlights cannabis in many shapes and forms, who knows one may even learn something new going to this account.
@better.tm 43.1k followers
@better.tm is a Israel based account focused solely on marijuana. It promotes the medical use of the popular herb with stunning pictures and lots of greenhouse settings for marijuana.
@weed247420 40.7k followers
This account highlights cannabis in many ways and forms, from how it can be prepared to how it is consumed and even different instruments you can use in its preparation. A great account for cannabis lovers.
@headyhawaii 20.7k followers
This account is an online shop that caters to cannabis related glassware. They offer a worldwide delivery right out of Hawaii and you can get beautiful American Glassware suitable for smoking cannabis.
@natlnorml 13.2k followers
NORML is the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Representing responsible cannabis consumers since 1970. On their Instagram account you will find well branded posters and photos of marijuana.
@liambeats 8k followers
Liambeats currently has a little over 8,000 followers but is a growing account in the cannabis industry. With daily posts, the followers of this account are engaged and they are not afraid to show it. Participation is very active and we can only imagine what this account will look like a few months from now.
Clearly cannabis related businesses are making use of the huge marketing potential that Instagram has to offer. We can expect the number of cannabis businesses on Instagram and other social media to dramatically increase, as well as the number of people who follow them.
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