Launching a first-of-its-kind, sex-positive cannabis product with explosive results
Ace Valley makes cannabis-infused lifestyle and wellness consumables that treat a variety of chronic conditions. Their newest line of edibles was designed to improve intimacy. Yes. That’s right. Sex gummies.
With cannabis legalized in Canada and THC edibles becoming ubiquitous, Canopy had an opportunity to address an unmet need. However, strict marketing regulations didn’t allow cannabis brands to use lifestyle imagery, testimonials or make any claims. That made it very hard to educate consumers on something so new, unexpected and surprisingly taboo.
Good sex is a universal human need. And surveys showed that 75% of cannabis users were already using it to have better sex. Ace Valley saw the connection and opportunity – creating a new line of gummies thoughtfully designed to make good sex even greater.
We delivered fun, fearless, regulation-friendly creative – heroically showcasing our gummies with messages celebrating sex positivity, curiosity and inclusivity. “Lust” to get you in the mood. “Thrust” to make things waaaay more interesting. Consumers found their need states. We found a powerful campaign.
Key to sales was getting retail budtenders on board. And key to that was giving them something new to talk about. So we created The Canna Sutra – a provocative, insightful guide to connect cannabis, sex and customers.
With a product unlike anything else and creative that pushed the envelope, Ace Valley’s launch of Lust and Thrust completely surpassed expectations.