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Be Kind This Thanksgiving

With everything that 2020 has thrown our way, this Thanksgiving is one unlike any other. Life can seem overwhelming at times because it is overwhelming at times. Even in tough times there are still many reasons to be thankful and there are always reasons to be kind, as virtually everyone is suffering somehow this year.

In addition to amazing family and friends, I’m definitely thankful for everyone that works to end the Drug War and bring more freedom and equality to the cannabis community. Cannabis legalization and drug policy reform measures won huge victories at the ballot box this year and I know firsthand how much work advocates put in to win statewide campaigns.

I also understand that the work to win those campaigns started many years before, as the advocates winning hard-earned victories today stand on the shoulders of the many giants who came before them. Some of the activists a lot of us know, like Jack Herer, Dennis Leary, and Dennis Peron. Some might fly under the radar like Debby Goldsberry and Oregon’s own Elvy Musikka. In addition to well-known names, there are so many people that have put in long hours and have sacrificed so much so that we can be in a position to pass meaningful reforms today.

Just as so many people have done great work without fanfare, so many people are suffering and traumatized without any visible signs to us. We can get caught up in our own lives too much (I’m certainly guilty of this) and we forget to check in on others, or have as much empathy as we should. This Thanksgiving, let’s be as thankful and has empathetic as possible.

Just a reminder, that Kind Leaf will be closed #Thanksgiving day so that the hardworking staff can enjoy the day with #Family and #Friends. Kind Leaf hopes that you enjoy your day and Eastern Oregon’s premier craft cannabis boutique will be open normal hours again on Friday! Come in and check out the awesome #GreenFriday and #SmallBusinessSaturday specials~#BeKind

When Shopping for Thanksgiving Supplies, Don’t Forget the Deals at Kind Leaf

Thanksgiving is a lot of work. Even with many Thanksgiving dinners being smaller this year, they still take a ton of effort to satisfy everyone’s taste buds and providing traditional dishes that people have grown to love.

When you’re out securing supplies and stocking up for festivities, and your anywhere near beautiful Pendleton, Oregon, you’ll want to stop into Kind Leaf today or tomorrow to purchase from the biggest and best selection of cannabis strains and products in the state, if not the entire Northwest. Kind Leaf closes on Thanksgiving so employees can enjoy the holiday, so don’t forget. After Thanksgiving, come back to Kind Leaf to enjoy Green Friday and Small Business Saturday specials.

This week’s deals:

FLOWER 15% OFF – Chemdawg, Dr. Leveque, Sunset Sherbert, Dogwalker OG

FLOWER 30% OFF – Lite Me Up

EDIBLES 30% OFF – Muru Cannamixer, SDK 1:1 & thc Cookies EDIBLES 15% OFF – Serra Edibles, Gron Mega Pearls

EXTRACT 15% OFF – Willamette Valley Alchemy Shatter, Sugar Tree Extract

VAPE 15% OFF – Buddies Cartridges

VAPE 30% OFF – Highland Provisions Cartridges

PREROLLS 30% OFF – Yerba Buena & Loyal

Remember that Kind Leaf always honors veterans, senior citizens, and OMMP patients with discounts. Order online via Leafly and utilize the pickup window to get an additional 5% off your order.

When you support Kind Leaf, you are supporting a local business that gives back to its local community, not just in providing jobs and revenue, but in projects such as the Kind Tree program that benefits families in need of some assistance providing a fun Christmas for their children. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday everybody, please be safe and be kind.

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