Instagram Cannabis Guide For Marketers

Wolf Millionaire
Oct 19, 2018 · 6 min read

The ultimate and most up to date Cannabis Instagram guide for Marketers & Influencers.

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Anthony Carbone of Wolf Millionaire explains how to avoid getting your Cannabis Instagram account disabled.

Cannabis Instagram accounts have all been on a wild ride for the last 5 years. In fact the entire industry has been ramping up with the Legalization of Cannabis (medicinal & recreational) in Canada on October 17, 2018!

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Cannabis Instagram Guide: How Not To Get Disabled

Over the last couple years, I have studied and reviewed hundreds of Cannabis Instagram accounts from around the world in every flavour trying to find the safest formula & best practices for my clients.

So here are 7 RULES to abide by to ensure whatever you are doing in the Cannabis Instagram space, you can reduce your exposure of getting disabled.

  1. Do not attempt to SELL ANYTHING. This includes linking to an eCommerce store where Cannabis products (recreational, CBD or medicinal) might be sold. Instagram Community Guidelines states “offering illegal or prescription drugs (even if it’s legal in your region) is also NOT ALLOWED.
  2. If you are going to put a LINK in YOUR bio or IG Stories, make sure you’re driving traffic to your blog or educational landing pages, and not pages that SELL PRODUCTS online or in store. This directly violates Instagram Terms of Use. Educate your audience and they will buy your brand indirectly!
  3. Put a disclaimer in your BIO “WE DO NOT SELL ANYTHING”
  4. Put an age disclaimer “Mature Content 21+ Only”
  5. Do not post photos or videos of people consuming Cannabis in your FEED or Instagram Stories or IGTV.
  6. Do not try to copy what other peoples are doing with their Cannabis Instagram accounts because if they are breaking the rules I’ve laid out above of my best Cannabis Instagram practices it’s just a matter of time before they will get disabled. TRUST ME ON THIS.
  7. While not a bulletproof strategy, keeping your Cannabis Instagram account on PRIVATE is actually a great idea! This gives you the ability to visually vet each follower you allow to follow and view you content.

Cannabis Instagram: How to Get Disabled

Bess Byers is was known as @imcannabess on Instagram but her account was disabled without warning August 1, 2018. After two weeks and much effort contacting Instagram dozens of time and having a friend at Facebook appeal on her behalf her account was magically reinstated with only a “we disabled it by mistake” email from Instagram. Instagram did this to one of my accounts years ago and it took several months to get the account back with the same “we disabled it by mistake” response.

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