What Is Green Friday And Weed Wednesday? Black Friday Sales Allow Marijuana Smokers To Save On Pot Products
While shoppers usually wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday to get sweet deals on items, shopping for cannabis merchandise during the Thanksgiving week is starting to become a trend in the marijuana industry.
Tommy Chong made the call to rename Black Friday as Green Friday on Twitter recently, and apparently marijuana businesses have already adopted the shopping holiday. The “Cheech & Chong” movie star and creator of Chong’s Choice – a line of cannabis and marijuana-related products – suggested for dispensaries and retailers to start offering holiday sales on marijuana products in early November.
The idea of Green Friday comes as marijuana sales have been on the rise ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday for a few years now, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Sales data of Washington dispensaries compiled by Headset, a cannabis analytics firm in Seattle, said sales were up 13 percent on Black Friday last year, according to the report. Some Colorado-based companies saw early orders and purchases double ahead of Green Friday in 2015 including Baker, a pre-order cannabis company in Denver that told Bloomberg “a much more significant bump” in sales was expected for the upcoming Friday.
Marijuana sales were also up 27 percent on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving last year. Dispensaries sold 28 percent more edibles and 72 percent more marijuana-infused beverages on what’s being called Weed Wednesday in 2015.