Valentine’s Day gifts tend to come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. From the popular and usually “off the shelf” gifts like the cliched flowers/chocolates combo or jewelry to more personal gifts like songs, poems or even special meals, the holiday does inspire us to try and make our significant others happy. With that said, it comes as little surprise that marijuana sales boom as the holiday looms near and retailers have been taking notice!
Roses are red, violets are blue, ganja is green, and money is too. Whether you’re cuddled up with bae or spending all afternoon scrolling through Tinder, Valentine’s Day is always best spent puffing a few joints, and for dispensaries across America’s legal weed market, the lover’s holiday has been all roses, carrying a significant sales increase and some clever deals.
Recent stats are showing a significant jump in cannabis sales from last year, especially where edibles are concerned, with their sales alone appearing to have spiked over 40% when compared to last year’s figures! This makes the holiday a somewhat unexpected, yet very lucrative time of the year for retailers with many of them putting place special promotions and sales to try and capitalize as much as possible.
According to Green Market Report and Colorado-based cannabis sales software Flowhub, sales the weekend before Valentine’s Day spiked 22% this year, with edible sales (yes, chocolate included) up more than 40% from last year.
No matter if you’ll be spending that day with your sweetheart or in the pleasure of your own company, we’re wishing you all a safe and happy Valentine’s Day!
No matter how you spend it, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the ones you love, even if that just means your local budtender. So whether you’re playing hooky from work to spend all day in bed, or just waiting for next year to find true romance, fire up your favorite strain and profess your feelings for Mary Jane.