Statewide pot sales set record on day before Thanksgiving

first_imgForget “Green Friday” — there’s a new record-breaking shopping day for recreational marijuana in Washington.Sales for the much-hyped Green Friday, a pot shop play on the typical Black Friday day after Thanksgiving sales, were a solid $630,744 — nice but no record.The new record since stores opened nearly six months ago was the day before Thanksgiving, with more than $1 million in sales.“Woah, that’s awesome,” said Brian Budz, one of the owners of New Vansterdam in Vancouver. “That means a bunch of people went out and bought weed to go hang out with their families. That blows my mind, actually.”New Vansterdam, 6515 E Mill Plain Blvd., sold about $45,000 worth of product on the day before Thanksgiving, Budz said. His store did a strong Green Friday sales push on social media — and on a day that most stores did only slightly above average, New Vansterdam saw about $70,000 in sales, he said.The store promoted special deals for several weeks — offering prices as low as $3 for joints, $15 for 1 gram packages and $20 for 2-gram packages as doorbusters.“We did very well,” Budz said. “We did well over double what we do on a normal Friday. The rest of the weekend also stayed up, percentage wise. Saturday was about 50 percent higher than normal, Sunday was a bit above but close to normal.”last_img

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