Walmart, Malls, Best Buy and more are thought of for Black Friday – but marijuana is having an impact also.
Black Friday used to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year…now it has a rival with Cyber Monday. There was a time when the news was filled with brawls breaking out at Walmart as people scrambled to get the best big ticket deals. Luckily, weed chills you and Walmart has marijuana competition on Black Friday.
Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It traditionally marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. Many stores offer highly promoted sales at discounted prices and often open early. It has been a culturally phenomenon in some countries.
Despite all the buzz, Black Friday beats out Cyber Monday and is still the biggest shopping day of the year. It can set the tone of retail for the holiday season and annually retail profitability. But as more than 50% of people have access to legalized cannabis, Black Friday has become a weed hit also. Like alcohol, the 4 day holiday weekend has turned into tuning in to fun or turning out and chilling.
“Black Friday consistently experience the highest surge in cannabis sales of any holiday, other than 420,” said Brendan Mitchel-Chesebro, analyst at BDSA. “These insights are important for retailers looking to optimize their holiday strategies. By preparing for increased foot traffic with increased staff and an ample supply of popular products instead of leaning into promotions, retailers will win with consumers this holiday season.”
Some dispensaries, will have specials, especially those who register for newsletter and updates. Check their social media or website to see if they are offering any holiday weekend.
And if you are looking at doing some early gift shoppings, gummies are the most popular used form of cannabis, making it an easy gift to the canna-fans in your life.
The other good news is cannabis relaxes us so you don’t have to worry about hand to hand combat to purchase. But here are some of the craziest Black Friday stories.
An elderly woman stole an ice cream maker out of a man in a wheelchair’s electric cart.”
At Walmart, a fight broke out over a bike. Fists were thrown and there was blood. Eventually, one guy got ahold of the bike and managed to get away from the crowd. He rode the bike out of the store (without paying).”
At Walmart, a customer punched a security guard in the face because they thought he was a customer skipping to the front of the line. He was just walking in the door to start his shift.