Tag: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s Remember to Support Small Businesses this Week! (And Every Week!)

I’m not gonna lie, it was embarrassingly hard to cancel my Amazon Prime membership. It has been even embarrassingly harder to avoid hopping onto Amazon to order things I need, along some early Christmas gifts. Those that know me best know that I go through headphones, cell phone chargers, and water bottles at a ridiculously rapid pace as I lose them across the city and basically everywhere that I travel. I am doing the best that I can to shop local and I hope that everyone, including the cannabis community, can do their best to support small, local businesses this week and every week.

Here’s some great information about small businesses Steve Bulger, the acting Mid-Atlantic regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, in the The Weston Democrat:

In so many ways, small businesses are the glue that holds our communities together. In addition to providing jobs and contributing to the local tax base, small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to local nonprofits and community causes.

In fact, 75% of small businesses donate an average of 6% of their profits to charitable organizations annually. As of 2019, 81% of small businesses plan on giving back to their community in 2020.

Each small business typically has a list of different organizations and causes it donates to: 66% give to local charities, 48% support local youth organizations, 42% donate to local first responders … the list goes on.

If you are around the Pendleton area and are a part of the growing trend of sharing cannabis at holiday gatherings, I certainly encourage you to visit Kind Leaf which is a local cannabis boutique that is giving its employees Thanksgiving off, but providing some great deals this Friday and Saturday. You will be helping the local economy, supporting an Oregon small mom-and-pop, and enjoying the largest cannabis selection in the Beaver State. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Some of Kind Leaf’s great deals this Friday and Saturday:

30% Off Flower: Sour Peach Cobbler, Rainmaker, 24K, PCG Cooks, Mimosa, Mac #8, DogWalker, Tiramisu Cooks, Lavender, Gorilla Confidential

20% Off: Empower Topicals, Portland Extracts, Flav, Karma Originals, Twax Joints, Legal Beverages, Wyld

30% Off: Smokies Taffy, Journeyman Edibles, Green Dragon Vape, Canna Fusion Topicals, Dab Society – Hash Fruit & MAC Dragon, Happy Cabbage -Mendo Burst & Purple Starburst

40% Off: That Taffy, Periodic Edible Caramels, Echo Vape, Co2 Company Batteries, Shadow Box Prerolls, Vitonic Drinks, Magic Beverages, Dark Matter RSO, Sexy Time by Apothecanna, Echo Extracts – Lemon Remedy, ACDC, & Ringo’s Gift

 

 

Green Wednesday and Black Friday a Big Day for Cannabis Sales

In most states, cannabis sales have surpassed expectations and continue to climb. Jobs are being created and states’ coffers are bringing in millions upon millions in revenue. However, despite the gaudy meta financial numbers that make headlines, cannabis businesses, especially retailers, need the support of the cannabis community thanks to tough regulations and that pesky 280e IRS tax code that doesn’t allow normal business deductions.

Like a lot of businesses, cannabis retailers rely upon “Black Friday” sales the day after Thanksgiving to boost profits. However, unlike other businesses, “Green Wednesday” (the day before Thanksgiving) is also a big sales day as sharing cannabis with family and friends over the holidays is growing in popularity. New sales data shows that the days before and after Thanksgiving are big for the cannabis industry, as Marijuana Business Daily reports:

As shoppers head out to prepare for Thanksgiving and participate in Black Friday sales, data from two firms show consumers may be upping their purchases of marijuana products as well.

Data from Seattle-based Headset reveals that 2018 sales on “Green Wednesday” – the day before Thanksgiving – increased 63% over the average Wednesday.

And Santa Cruz, California-based Jane Technologies – which operates an online marketplace where consumers can shop for cannabis – found that 2018 Black Friday sales were up 62% over the average day.

While Green Wednesday and Black Friday sales are big for the cannabis community, those sales days are still dwarfed by April 20th, our famous holiday. Providing cannabis flower and products at the holidays among adults will only increase overtime and I imagine could cut down on drinking alcohol a bit, a potential benefit to our health and well-being (as you’ll know if you’ve ever had to deal with drunk friends and family members at holiday celebrations). This holiday season, let’s continue to spread the truth about cannabis and #BeKind.

Personally, I’m proud of Kind Leaf and other businesses that give their employees Thanksgiving Day off. Let’s support these businesses on Green Wednesday, Black Friday, and every other day.

Check out the great deals that Kind Leaf is offering this week:

Kind Leaf Black Friday Deals