Here's What To Expect In Legal States On 'Black Friday'

Black Friday: the name conjures up images of tussles on the floor of Wal-Mart over the last remaining flatscreen TV, and riots for the latest brightly-colored plastic tchotchkes for the kids. It's not exactly how some people want to spend the day after Thanksgiving (or any day, for that matter).

If you're not buying into the Black Friday consumer insanity, maybe Green Friday is more your speed.

Dispensaries in Oregon, Colorado, Washington, and D.C. are poised to take part in big sales on legal cannabis and they're calling it "Green Friday".

It's the inaugural holiday season for Oregon's legal recreational market, since the state began sales to recreational customers this fall. According to the FAQ from Oregon's Cannabis Concierge, state-grown, lab-tested quarter ounces will run you just $20 at the state's 20-plus dispensaries.

As always, you'll need to be at least 21 and have ID; the cap is one quarter ounce of the Green Friday bud for non-OMMP cardholders: if you do have a card, you can get more products on top of that.

It's definitely a different atmosphere than your local Best Buy or Macy's: but, given the buzz generated around last year's Green Friday buys in Colorado and the Space Mountain-like crowds when Oregon's recreational market was launched, you might still want to get ready to stand in line.

h/t Q13 FOX TV, Oregon's Cannabis Concierge, VICE

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