Make Money from Legal Cannabis: Affiliate Programs and Resources

This is a growing list of affiliate programs and advertising networks with cannabis-related goods and services. If you publish a website or have a social media following and are looking for an extra income, I think you will find this page useful.

Below you’ll find our round-up of the most well-known cannabis-related affiliate programs. Affiliate programs are like referral programs. You get paid a percentage (or sometimes a flat-rate) of sales referred to a merchant.

Last update: July 7, 2021

Advertising and Affiliate Networks with Cannabis Merchants

Affiliate Networks connect advertisers with affiliates (publishers, content creators, influencers, etc.). These networks give affiliates access to a huge range of products and services. Here are the networks with the best reputation and and offers in the cannabis niche.

ShareASale Advertising Network

Shareasale.com – Shareasale is the longest running and most reputable affiliate network that supports legitimate cannabis-related merchants.

If you don’t already have an affiliate account with Shareasale, you’ll need to sign for one before you can access the affiliate programs for these merchants:

  • Avid Hemp – High converting brand with great affiliate management. Pays 30% commissions on their CBD gummies, vape juice, oil, topicals and more. Datafeed available. Wholesale also available. Sign up form here.
  • Diamond CBD – Huge catalog with celebrity brands like Tommy Chong and Lawrence Taylor. Over 1000 products. Two tier commissions.
  • GreenGoddessSupply – Popular smoke shop with wide range of merchandise including glass, grinders, vapes and various bundles (great gift ideas). The commission is 10-18% depending on volume.
  • …and dozens more.

And if you are a merchant, and looking to reach a wider base of publishers and affiliates – you should check out Shareasale’s merchant services.

RevOffers Performance Marketing Network

RevOffers have only been around for a few years, but their focus is on CBD and cannabis-ancillary products, so worth checking out. A few example merchants:

  • Extract Labs – Pays 20% commission. CO2 extracted. Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate forms including CBG and other minor cannabinoids.
  • Petly CBD – Pays 30% commission. CBD dog treats and other pet products.

Note: I am still new to this RevOffers, will report updates later this year.

Impact Affiliate Network

Impact was slow to jump on the cannabis bandwagon, but now have growing roster of CBD and cannabis-accessory merchants available for affiliates to promote such as:

  • Daily High Club – Subscription boxes for marijuana enthusiasts. Very popular, innovative company; worth checking out. Pays 7%. Deep-linking & promo codes available.
  • Vapor.com – Vapes, Dab Pipes, Volcanoes, etc. Huge site with large selection. API product datafeeds, deeplinks & other tools for publishers.

Some of the biggest brands in the world use Impact because they are tracking pros & very reliable. I’ve been using them for many years.

CJ Affiliate Network

CJ.com has a few dozen CBD and vaping merchants including:

  • AirVape USA – 15% commission on sales. Wholesale and dropshipping available.
  • JustCBD – CBD gummies, bath bombs, protein bars, isolate and other unique items like CBD honey sticks and infused coconut oil. 18% commission

If you aren’t already a CJ affiliate, it’s worth signing up as they are one of the biggest & oldest networks around.

CannAffiliate Network

CannAffiliate is a new cannabis-only affiliate network driving online sales to dispensaries, CBD brands and other cannabis products and services including:

  • Dr. Dabber – High-end vaporizers. 10% commission on sales. Well-known brand worth looking at.

CBDAffs Affiliate Network

CBDAffs – This new network is focused solely on CBD brands and products. They have about 50 offers from US & international online CBD stores to promote, like Tommy Chong’s gummies. Also offer 5% of tiered referrals.

Clickbank Affiliate Network

Clickbank – Clickbank is another longtime affiliate network that has some Cannabis-related information products.

Also see my full list of CBD & hemp oil affiliate programs.

Growing Equipment and Accessories

Cannabis grow equipment like tents, lighting, hydroponics and all the accessories can add up to nice affiliate commissions. Here is a shortlist of cannabis growing affiliate programs with the best products and marketing tools:

Super Closet Growing Equipment

Super Closet – Grow box kits and other growing equipment, including very high-end grow system kits and LED lighting. Made in California, USA and ships world-wide.

  • 10% paid on sale. Boasts average commission of $200.
  • Deep linking and datafeed available.
  • Program via Shareasale

GrowAce Affiliate Program & Wholesale

GrowAce – Grow tents, lights, nutrients and full kits. But also hard to find items like Rosin Presses, Trimming machines and cloning kits.

  • 10% Commission & 30 day cookies
  • Program runs on refersion (my least favorite affiliate platform).

Grow Kits by A Pot for Pot

APotforPot.com – Micro-grow kits with everything included for under $100.

The Bud Grower Grow Kits

The Bud Grower – Complete grow kits for beginners to advanced home growers. Their Signature LED indoor grow kit is an often cited and photographed on forums and social media, which helps with conversion.

  • Pays 11.5% per sale.
  • Managed on Shareasale

Cannabis Education & Courses

THC University Affiliate Program

THC University.org –  Offers courses on cultivation and beyond, including a growing course by Jorge Cervantes (his books are my fav)!

  • For serious marijuana entrepreneurs. Certified classes start at $50
  • $25 per student sign up, Monthly payouts, and 30-day cookie

GreenCulturED Online Cannabis Certifications and Courses

Greencultured.co – Offers a variety of certifications and training related to cannabis industry. Founded in 2012 and based in Colorado.

  • 60% commission on most courses
  • Unique coupon codes available. Example: use code JV8RZZ1JW0 for 10% off Greencultured

I have made (and been paid for) a few sales, but their affiliate backend is extremely slow, and I am skeptical their tracking.

Growing Elite Marijuana Affiliate Program

HowtoGrowWeed420.com – Course on Growing Marijuana, eBook & membership. (hardcover version available as well, but via amazon)

  • Pay-Per-Sale 57% for each sale you deliver. ( About $30/sale)
  • Payments made once per month, for the previous month. Lots of marketing materials.

Seed Affiliate Programs

ILGM Seed Affiliate program

Ilovegrowingmarijuana.com– Lots of resources & educational materials for affiliates. ILGM offers premium feminized, autoflowering, hemp seed and more.

  • 20% on sales, 90 day cookies
  • 2nd tier referrals earn 25% of sub affiliate commissions
  • deep links are easy to create

ILGM has been the best converting seed affiliate program in my experience, worth checking out. Ships to Australia, New Zealand, USA, and the UK.

Seedsman Cannabis Seeds Affiliate Program

Seedsman.com – Seeds, CBD and Wholesale / B2B. Multiple sites under one affiliate program. Although I have over 40 sub-affiliates, only 2 of them have ever made sales (and not enough for me to collect the minimum payout yet.

  • Pays 15% commission with 60-day cookies.
  • 5% for referred affiliate sales
  • Pays by wire or Paypal. Minimum payout is $100.

The Vault Cannabis Seeds Store

Cannabis-seeds-store.co.uk – The Vault is a seed bank featuring a huge range of breeders. Bitcoin accepted. Worldwide shipping. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to make any commissions, including from my dozen+ subaffiliates.

  • 10% for each and every sale you deliver + 10% 2nd tier
  • affiliate sign up bonus

Crop King Seeds Affiliate Program

Cropkingseeds.com – Canadian seed company with pre-fem-auto and dwarf varieties. Though I am a happy customer of their seeds, I’ve made only a few sales as an affiliate. Not sure if the program is actively managed.

  • Pay-Per-Sale 20% for each sale you deliver. (5% on sub-affiliates)
  • $200.00 USD – Minimum balance required for payout.

Online Dispensary & Delivery Affiliate Programs

Buying cannabis online is likely to be a growing industry for months and years to come. Here are online dispensaries with affiliate programs:

Speed Greens (Canada)

Speedgreens.co – Large selection from bargain to top-shelf flower and extracts. Fast shipping within Canada. Pays 10% commission on sales. Managed in-house. Conversion not great so far (but have made some sales, not enough for payout). I do not know if they are legit — please comment if you have experience with Speedgreens as a customer or affiliate!

Emjay Online Dispensary (USA)

Emjay is a fast growing online dispensary & delivery service based in California. Commission: 6% of sales, offers coupon codes like GETWEED20 and other discounts. Program is managed on Shareasale.

Amuse Cannabis Delivery (USA)

Amuse – Legal cannabis delivery service. Pays $10-$30 CPA. Program managed on Impact. I have no experience with this program to comment on conversion.

Eaze Weed Delivery (USA)

Eaze – On-demand cannabis delivery in California. Pays $25 CPA. Affiliate program is managed on the Impact platform.

SupHerbs (Canada)

SupHerbs Canada – is an online marijuana dispensary based in Alberta, with Canada-wide shipping or same-day delivery in Calgary. Pays 15% on sales (however 90% of my sales have been reversed — so at this time, I can’t recommended Supherbs.) Offers coupon codes like NPB8UB1OAV for a 20% discount.

Cannabismo (Canada)

Cannabismo – Is a Canada-only online dispensary with free shipping and large selection of flower, shatter and just about anything else. Cannabismo Warning: they have changed affiliate programs multiple times in the past year, and while they have paid for some sales — they don’t seem reliable in my experience (hey Cannabismo — get in touch, and prove me wrong!)

Please be aware that many online dispensaries are currently operating in the grey market. Some are operating quasi-legally (or completely illegally), and can get shut down without paying their affiliates.

Headshops and Smoking Accessories

Grasscity.com Tiered Referral Program

Grasscity.com – Large online headshop and magazine. Bongs, Bubblers, Vaporizers and much more.

Smoke Cartel Affiliate Program

Smoke Cartel brands itself as the “best online headshop”, and has a great selection of bongs, glass, vaporizers, dab rigs and just about any other accessory imaginable. However, it seems like maybe their affiliate program is not working? I’ve had trouble logging in to view stats. I can’t recommend Smoke Cartel’s affiliate program atm.

Also see my full list of Vape Affiliate Programs.

Health and Nutrition Affiliate Programs

New: see the full list of CBD affiliate programs, wholesalers, dropshippers & white / private label suppliers, but here are a few CBD that I have experience with:

  • Kraken Kratom – Well-known brand of kratom powders, capsules and extracts. Pays 30% Pay-per-Sale for the first order of a customer, 25% on subsequent sales.
  • Savage CBD – CBD edibles, oils, lotions, cartridges and other vaping accessories. Earn 35% when customers purchase using your referral link. 90 day cookies. Coupon code: THC15
  • CBD Pure, CBD Pets, CBD Sublingual Spray Pays 40% commission on sales +5% on sub-affiliate referrals. I was making small commissions in early 2020, but none for months. Not sure what happened.
  • CBD Dog Health – 10% Commission. 60 Day cookie.
  • NotPot CBD Gummies – Vegan CBD supplements.

Drug Testing Affiliate Programs

MMJ Cards and Services

Dr. Weedy Affiliate Program

Dr. Weedy.com – Medical MMJ Card Affiliate for California and New York.

  • Pays 10% on referred orders.
  • Note: tracking is very minimal, and doesn’t even report traffic, I’m not sure if legit.

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How Do Cannabis Affiliate Programs Work?

There are many cannabis-related business opportunities to consider, and one without much investment, is affiliate marketing. This is where you promote other businesses’ products & services and receive a commission.

Merchants provide marketers with tools (like affiliate links, datafeeds, and coupons) to help promote their products. Marketers in turn receive commissions for successful customer referrals, generally a percentage of each sale.

The simplest way to get started as an affiliate is to find merchants with products that suit your audience and add the links to your site. Networks like Shareasale and Impact are good places to start your search.

More Resources for Affiliates

CBD affiliate programs (full list) – growing list of popular CBD affiliate programs and how to join — plus tips on getting started and avoiding scammers.

Vaping affiliate programs – Vapes & juice are a fast growing market, and often overlaps with CBD / cannabis audiences.

Tools for Affiliates – Growing list of website services, including the one’s I use on this site or on my other projects.

Amazon Associates Alternatives – Resource for cannabis-related websites that are disappointed with dwindling Amazon commission rates.

Example Affiliate Product Page – This was a *very* quick example of products from various affiliates. It is both an example and an experiment — I’m curious if it will get any traffic or sales.

Where is Cannabis Legal? – And where might it be legalized next? Find out in our regularly updated guide.

Have a Suggestion?

Please leave a comment below if you have a recommendation for a program that we missed. If it seems legitimate, I’ll add it to this page.

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Thanks!

22 thoughts on “Make Money from Legal Cannabis: Affiliate Programs and Resources”

  1. CannaBizADN.com offers 5% lifetime commissions for its advertisers and publishers that refer other advertisers and publishers to their network. Users are automatically enrolled in the CannaBizADN Referral Program once signed up.

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  2. If I were to review, I would suggest staying away from GreenSociety.
    I signed up as an affilaite with them just over a month ago as well as signed up with other programs in Canada.
    According to GS stats, I havve had almost 400 visits in less than a month with no conversion. Not one!!
    Compared to other sites where I have had 15-20 visits with 5-6 conversions in a week’s time!!
    Contact GS to inquire and they told me that all info was correct.
    I myself think it is a SCAM. Do not believe they are as honest as they claim.
    Lots of bad reviews on Reddit.
    Just my experience-anyone else?

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    • Not sure if GS was a scam, but they definitely don’t convert for me, either. This usually means 1) problems with tracking or 2) they suck at converting.

      Since I found them because I was bought off them, I think they have tracking problems.

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  3. Hi
    Does anyone know if these cannabis related affiliate programs can be used if i am UK based but hosting my site on servers in the US?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Thank You

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    • Best to consult UK-based attorney for any possible legal issues. But, broadly-speaking:- most of the affiliate programs listed here are not limited geographically.

      For web hosting, best to check with your host to make sure you are not violating any of their policies, or use a web host that is cannabis-friendly like glowhost. (that’s an affiliate link).

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    • Conversion not horrible. I’ve made a few sales just from the link on this page, but still under the minimum threshold for payout. Will report if I have any issues when payout time arrives, but I’m actually optimistic.

      Have you reached out to them?

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      • Yes, they are not very responsive. Not worth getting involved with. Thanks for the page though. Some of the others good in CBD and Hemp for sure.

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