The CDB industry is almost raking in a whopping $7 billion each year. There’s no surprise as to why you would want to be a part of it.
As a small business, you’ll need to budget for certain expenses. At a minimum, you’ll need $10,000 out of the gate just to start.
Of course there’s office supplies, rent, and miscellaneous fees. There’s one expense you shouldn’t skimp on, and that’s marketing.
Believe it or not, your cannabis logo is part of your marketing expense. Check out these 10 logo ideas to get started!
1) Oil Of Sunshine
Looking at this golden teardrop logo surrounded by a few radiant spikes, you might not immediately think of cannabis. That’s a big plus for a CDB that wants to retain a bit of mystery.
Once you’re familiar with the brand, the shining drop makes more sense. If you’re not looking for it, though, it’s eye-catching.
Give your logo a bit of sparkle and mystery to get people asking the right questions.
2) Royal Highness
Can a cannabis logo be both “wink wink” and professional looking? Royal Highness proves it can be done.
Let’s face it – the biggest cliche in the cannabis industry is the leaf logo. Royal Highness takes that worn out trope and turns it into a regal lion’s mane.
What’s the main take away? Don’t fear the leaf — but be creative!
Here’s another fun twist on a pop culture phenomenon. Med Men is a great play on the Mad Men TV show, creating a built-in affinity with their audience.
This cannabis logo is bold and to the point — thick white letters on a maroon background. IT gets to the point and gives you a chuckle.
The lesson here is to play on pop culture and familiarity to build an intriguing logo. It’s sure to strike a chord with your customers.
4) MJ Freeway
This brand is almost a masterclass in logo design. Take a look at their older logos and you’ll see how they matured over the years.
Of course, they started with the typical leaf logo incorporated as the “W” in their name. The next iteration saw the leaf playing a smaller role, but still part of the design.
The next step was to light blue block lettering. While this is a serviceable design, their final idea is a real winner.
Now this company sports a professional and elegant logo consisting of black block letters and a gold filigree icon.
One of the biggest reasons to get into the CDB game is to provide people with medicinal relief. Make that a part of your design strategy!
Look at Apothecanna – they’ve clearly taken inspiration from medicinal packaging. It’s plain lettering and an uncomplicated icon, but the color keeps it interesting.
If you’ve got a message about Quantum 9 how to take CBD oil, look over some medical logos to get an idea.
6) Therapy Tonics
Take the above advice and throw it way back – like the old-fashioned design that Therapy Tonics uses.
Their vintage script and wording takes you back to a time when cough medicine had a bit more than the green stuff in the ingredients. For a company based in the West, it really works.
They even use a rough paper for their business cards. That’s true dedication to their cannabis logo theme!
When creating your own logo, make sure you consider all options – even the very paper it’s printed on.
Wurk’s logo pulls no punches and yet it manages to be a bit playful. Sometimes simple is best, and Wurk’s design proves it!
The straightforward white font on a bold blue background is no-nonsense. It’s clear enough to stick out in a wallet full of business cards – and your mind.
The one fun detail – the “U” has an umlaut over it. It gives the impression that the logo has a happy face.
Keep it simple – but have a little fun, too!
8) Dixie Elixers
Looking at this cannabis logo, you feel like you’re trying to decipher an alien code. Then it hits you – Dixie.
Whereas the previous logo design was straightforward with their font, Dixie is a bit more mysterious.
It’s beautiful, it’s elegant, and it’s unique. Play around with your choice of fonts until you find something that speaks to you.
9) Whoopi and Maya
If you’re searching for a luxe look for your brand, take some tips from Whoopi and Maya.
The containers their products come in are dark and wrapped with black labels. In gold lettering, the product’s use is displayed – “rub”, “relax”, “savor”.
In smaller, colorful letters, it describes the actual product itself. This is a product you wouldn’t mind having out on the shelf.
Black and gold are a great way to bring a bit of luxury to your brand. This is a great example as to how to make it work for your products.
10) In The Flow
Have you ever seen such an eye-catching design? You’d never guess it was a cannabis logo.
In The Flow’s logo is swirling, multi-colored spiral. It almost looks like an octopus tentacle.
This brand proves that while it helps to keep design trends in mind, it pays to think outside the box.
Don’t be scared to be a little weird. You’ll stand out from the crowd and get your potential customers asking questions.
Bonus Tips For Your Cannabis Logo
Need a few more ideas? Here are a few more things to keep in mind when you’re putting together your cannabis logo.
- Bongs are boring – if there’s one thing more played out than the leaf, it’s a bong. This isn’t the 90s, you can come up with something more relevant.
- Keep it legal – Look into your local laws. You might find that you’ll have to tailor your designs around packaging prohibitions.
- Go pro – Don’t just get anyone to put together your design! A professionally designed logo can be affordable and easy to create.
- Mascots are a miss – Cute characters that promote your product might be seen a a modern-day Joe Camel – and there’s a reason we don’t see him anymore. This is for adults – keep that in mind when you want to get cute.
Now that you’ve got some great ideas, you’re ready to craft the next best cannabis logo! Get creative, be true to you, and start your design today!