Where Does Walmart Get the Audacity?

Granted, Walmart is willing to sell anything as long as it does not get them in trouble with anyone at all. However, it takes quite a bit of audacity to start selling a weed Christmas tree just to take advantage of the green rush.

Other national retailers have dared to sell hemp-based CBD products, like Lucky Brands, while others such as Target are too nervous about the potential of facing federal repercussions. Selling marijuana props though is a blatant attempt to profit from the current popularity of marijuana.

Ornaments and bow are not included with this 7-foot faux Tannenbaum, which has a street, er, retail value of $250.

But hey! The shipping is free.

“The ad copy reads like it was fueled by office party egg nog,” writes Bruce Barcott, deputy editor for the cannabis website Leafly.

Indeed. The tree’s description on the Walmart website is sprinkled with token puns.

“This Pot Leaf Christmas tree will ‘light up’ the room and put your mind in the right head-space for holiday cheer,” it reads.

“You’ll be able to relax and giggle at the marijuana leaves and decorate it as you please. This alternative Christmas tree is perfect for personal top shelf life at home or as a medical dispensary decoration. Green Wishes and Happy Holidhaze!”

The tree is sold and shipped by Brands On Sale Inc., a costume and novelty company, according to the Cannabist.

Weed News noticed the tree, too, and took a poke at Walmart for “trying to cash in this year on the cannabis movement like many other retailers” while noting that $250 is “more than the cost of three ounces of actual cannabis at some dispensaries in Oregon.”

The giant retailer “selling the ‘weed marijuana leaf Christmas tree’ is somewhat surprising, but is just another example of cannabis going mainstream,” wrote Weed News.

“Walmart also sells marijuana leaf cookie cutters which, while not specifically geared towards Christmas, can certainly be used to make Christmas cookies (cannabis infusion optional)!”

Perhaps, the fact that Walmart is selling a weed Christmas tree is a good thing for the marijuana legalization movement. It certainly shows that Walmart has received the message that America is more accepting of marijuana now. How do you feel about Walmart selling a weed Christmas tree?


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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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