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Is Green Friday the New Black Friday?

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We all know Black Friday – the day after we give Thanks we go after the biggest sales all year long. Some people truly enjoy the crazy, massive crowd and thrive on being at the stores as early as possible to get as many great deals as they can. Then there are those of us (like myself) who stay inside on Black Friday like a hermit, avoiding the craziness of the stores and the roads.

Well, for those living in states where recreational marijuana is legalized, there is a whole new reason to look forward to Black Friday. After all, an industry as big as the cannabis industry couldn’t miss out on the chance to get in on the action, right?

I’m not sure if there are any spectacular deals advertised in Colorado or Washington this year – but Oregon is using this as a chance to really celebrate their newly legalized market. They’ve dubbed today “Green Friday” and for today only, there will be a total of 100 pounds of marijuana on sale for $20 per quarter!

Now that is a sale I could get behind, I don’t know about you.

In order to do this properly, over 50 growers in the state of Oregon came together in order to offer this large amount of marijuana for such an amazing price. It will be distributed 2 pounds per dispensary – a total of 128 quarters for each store.

The best part? The discounted price will not mean a lower quality herb – it will be the same potent bud that you can buy any other day, in a variety of strains for you to choose from.

Unfortunately, with a price this great, they did have to put a cap on it at 1 discounted quarter per customer – and when it runs out, it runs out.

There will be no way to make a reservation or ensure that you get a bit of bud at this deep discount. It will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. It was suggested that people get there early to have the best chance to get this deal – but it was not advised that people camp out overnight and it has been requested that everyone be civil when participating (no cutting in line, pushing, etc.).

I like the fact that they took the time to specify those last few bits of information. I love the idea of having the chance to get a great discount on marijuana – and as I said before it would probably be the first Black Friday deal I would find myself participating in, ever – but I would hate to see a dispensary turn into another big trampling site on Black Friday. (Stoners are too relaxed for all that anyway, right?)

This is a really unique opportunity and the fact that Oregon’s cannabis industry pooled together to make this happen so quickly is pretty amazing. I hope this tradition spreads throughout the legalized states and continues to grow as more and more states join the world of legal marijuana.

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