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Legalized Marijuana Offers Hope for Frazzled Shoppers

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So it’s the end of the Black Friday weekend deals and you have something for almost everyone — and, best of all, you think you got it at a reasonable price (you didn’t, but that’s another essay).

But it’s those final few people to shop for that has you frazzled to the bone. What to get your college student nephew? If you were smart, you’d buy him an annotated edition of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations to save him from a life of socialist unhappiness.

But then you remember that he can barely get through reading the instructions for the new “Call of Duty,” so books are out.

If you really want to ring his bell, why not try the ultimate hipster gift: an ounce of the best marijuana the state can grow?

It makes a great stocking stuffer — really.

Las Vegas Sun:

Jolley’s dispensary is one of over 40 weed stores valley-wide to offer Black Friday discounts, on everything from marijuana flower products to edibles, like chocolates, and concentrates like shatter, wax and carbon dioxide oil. Under Nevada law, adults age 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of marijuana flower or one-eighth ounce the THC equivalent of edibles and concentrates.

While medical marijuana has been legal for the previous two Black Fridays, legal weed was available only to those with a state-issued medical card and not legally allowed to be shared. With recreational pot now legal, buyers can gift up to the legal limit to other adults in the state, like they would a six-pack of beer or a handle of vodka.

“It’s a great stocking-stuffer, and now you can treat it like alcohol in that regard,” said state Sen. Tick Segerblom, who sponsored the lion’s share of pro-pot legislation over the past six years to legalize sales of the plant. “As long as no kids can get to it. It’s for adults only.”

Among some of the larger dispensaries to offer discounts Friday include The+Source, whose first 250 customers on Friday will receive a Desert Grown Farms 1 gram pre roll with any purchase of $20 or more. Strains of Pineapple Express and Star Dawg flower will also be discounted up to 25 percent, while supplies last.

Recently opened Nuwu Cannabis Dispensary on tribal land near downtown Las Vegas will have edibles, concentrates and eighths of select flower strains on sale Friday through Sunday. Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary, 2520 S. Maryland Parkway, is offering a free pre-roll with every purchase and buy-one-get-one-free on edibles.

I’m not up to speed on dope-speak so I have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. But considering what confection companies have done to the candy bar over the decades — shrinking it by 2/3 and raising the price by a factor of 40 — what else are you going to get to stuff a stocking?

I tried stuffing scratch-off lottery tickets one year but people were incensed because they were all losers. And I suppose some kinds of electronic gizmos would fit in a stocking, but if you’re going to buy someone a phone, you’d want it front and center on Christmas Day, not buried in an old sock hanging over the fireplace.

So an ounce of weed would seem to be the perfect alternative. And no doubt, your college student nephew would be eternally grateful.