With December coming soon in just three days, it’s almost time to break out the advent calendars. Advent calendars are a fun way to countdown the days until Christmas; they come in various themes within many shapes and sizes. Some advent calendars feature treats hidden behind the doors. Hidden treats include chocolate, lotions, alcohol (yes, even alcohol!), and other intriguing collectibles.
Advent calendars are always in the rage at the end of November. Everyone looks to get their hands on a calendar once Thanksgiving is over. One company in Canada is seeing a HIGH demand in their unique advent calendars that feature — wait for it — CANNABIS PRODUCTS.
You heard me RIGHT, readers – cannabis advent calendars are up for sale! Canadian company Coast to Coast Medicinals is selling cannabis advent calendars. These sets of calendars come at $200-$230 ($157-$180 in US Dollars) and feature three options. The first option provides 26 grams of flowers, another choice features 24 cannabis-infused edibles, and there’s the mixed-bag option (14 grams of flowers and 12 edibles.
Coast to Coast Medicinals is based in Vancouver, B.C. They are one of many medicinal cannabis dispensaries around the area that sell many forms of flowers, concentrates, edibles, topicals, capsules, and other cannabis products. The company operated earlier this year, but their business has been skyrocketing due to the large demand of pre-orders for the cannabis calendars.
Not only is this genius marketing tactic perfect timing for the Christmas season, but it’s also relevant to Canada’s transition period for the cannabis industry. Canada is looking to legalize recreational use in July 1st of next year and the government has been working ruthlessly to set plans into place. If all goes accordingly well, the country of Canada could be going to pot (LITERALLY!).
What’s interesting is that Coast to Coast Medicinals isn’t the only cannabis company utilizing this marketing tactic. Seattle-based dispensary Dockside Cannabis started selling their cannabis advent calendars last year. Customers can choose from either the 12-day calendar for $160 or the full 25-day adventure for $300. You’ll have to celebrate in Seattle if you truly want a Happy Holidaze!
The cannabis-themed advent calendar is a fantastic idea! I enjoy opening up the doors on the advent calendar each year and providing cannabis products into the mix would make the experience that much more enjoyable. It’s an interesting product that mixes the traditional spirit of Christmas with the modern socio-progressive liberal stance towards legalizing cannabis.
Many Canadians have been leaning towards legalizing recreational use for the country, with the release of these cannabis advent calendars proving as a great example. Canada legalized medicinal cannabis in 2001 and the cannabis industry has been flourishing since. With cannabis legalization spreading nationwide, it’s about HIGH time we mix our holiday traditions with a modern spin.
Cannabis advent calendars prove that we have come a very long way from cannabis prohibition. What was once sold in the clear plastic bag is now being placed inside a small box to open up before Christmas. It’s like the ugly duckling of the consumerist world became the beautiful swan that it is today. So much PR nightmares made cannabis become this ugly duckling that no one would bother caring for. It took years (even DECADES!) for this ugly duckling to transform into the magnificent swan.
Here’s to Coast to Coast Medicinals for helping that swan look more gorgeous than ever. It’s cannabis companies like them that will help the cannabis industry grow even further.