It’s been quite a year for retail cannabis. Despite medical and recreational dispensaries maintaining “essential” status throughout most of the country, the global pandemic has seen hundreds of thousands of lives lost and millions of jobs cut in the restaurant, hospitality and travel industries.
The holidays give everyone an opportunity to spread some seasonal cheer. Cannabis dispensaries are celebrating the season by offering competitive prices on interesting combinations of products and new ways to stay connected to one another after a challenging year socially.
The Green Solution: The (Holiday) Solution
The Green Solution, with 21 locations in Colorado including Denver and Pueblo, has launched “The (Holiday) Solution.” The $60 bundle allows consumers to choose five edibles by NectarBee, a Colorado-based cannabis brand that specializes in concentrates. Popular edible varieties include hazelnut chai truffle, butterscotch lozenges, mint swirl brownies and more. The company also produces six flavors of infused-drinks including cherry soda, ginger ale and root beer.
Chalice Farms: Holiday in Color
Prominent Oregon cannabis company Chalice Farms recently introduced the “Holiday in Color” pre-roll pack which includes six 0.3-gram pre-rolls in various strains including Purple Punch, Duct Tape, Dosi Doh and Hazmat OG. Chalice Farms is also wrapping up its “12 Days of Holiday” campaign, which offers consumers a deal on a different type of product each day from Dec. 13 through Dec. 24. Many specials were designed in conjunction with Oregon manufacturer partners like Buddies Brand, Mana Extracts and OreKron.
The+Source: Holiday Gifts & Promotions
At The+Source, a Nevada cannabis brand with locations in Reno and Las Vegas, shoppers can choose from great holiday-themed products including the new CANN social tonics in flavors like grapefruit rosemary and lemon lavender. Also available are infused pretzel bites by multi-state manufacturer Body and Mind (BaM), which are dipped in chocolate and butter caramel. To help spread holiday cheer to those who need it most, shoppers at The+Source can also choose to round up the cost of their purchase to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to Three Square, a Nevada-based food bank and rescue program that provides meals for people in need.
Seed & Smith: Flight Boxes
Housed in a former forklift manufacturing facility, Seed & Smith is a Denver cannabis cultivator, concentrate manufacturer and dispensary focusing on a high-end cannabis product and experience. For the holiday season, they are offering two brand new “flight box” bundles. The concentrate variety includes two grams of Garlic Road and Kush Mints live resin, two grams of Strawnana and White 99 sugar wax, a Seed & Smith nectar collector, pop socket and pin for $100. The joint pack flight box offers four Seed & Smith joint packs each containing seven half-gram premium pre-rolls of strains Malibu Sunrise, Mimosa, Miracle Alien Cookies and Garlic Road. The flight box also includes a lanyard, Seed & Smith lighter, joint bubbler, pop socket and pin.
Simply Pure: 12 Days of Holiday Deals
Husband & wife team Wanda James and Scott Durrah were the first African-American dispensary owners in the country when they opened Simply Pure in 2010. Located in the Highlands district of the city, Simply Pure prides itself on being a politically conscious cannabis company that actively encourages participating in the industry by Black and Brown people.
For the holiday season, Simply Pure is running its own 12 days of holiday deals from Dec. 13 through 24. Each day, the company is giving away prizes like swag bags, chillums and glass blunts, coupons on recreational cannabis products, apparel, vape cartridges and much more. Certain prizes are only available to Denver residents.
“The holidays are always a stressful time and even more so this year with COVID-19,” said James in a statement emailed to Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary. “We hope our holiday specials can meet people where they are and provide some needed stress relief.”
Harvest of Arizona: 12 Days of Kushmas
Harvest is one of the largest cannabis multi-state operators (MSOs) in the country. Their dispensaries throughout Arizona, Maryland and other states will be offering deals and discounts on items from vape cartridges to edibles. For cannabis lovers who want to stay digitally connected during this unusual holiday season, Harvest also offers an augmented reality nug tree virtual greeting card that can be sent via email.