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Colorado Pot Shops Make Deals On Marijuana For "Green Friday"

Lines wrapped around the block, as people waited to get the best deals on weed.

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While customers across the country looked for deals on Black Friday, in Colorado people waited for special sales on marijuana in what was dubbed "Green Friday."

Only in Colorado: longest lines of morning? Pot Shops for #GreenFriday Deals! @cannabist @HIGH_TIMES_Mag @Sethrogen

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Only in Colorado: longest lines of morning? Pot Shops for #GreenFriday Deals! @cannabist @HIGH_TIMES_Mag @Sethrogen

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The state legalized weed in January, making this the first holiday sale of its kind.

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At Denver's Grass Station, people lined up to be the first in the door Friday and receive the store's deals.

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The first 16 customers in the door Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, can purchase an ounce of marijuana for $50 at Grass Station, the Associated Press reported.

The manager of the Grass Station, Conor Morrison, said "Our first customer here today was camped out here starting at 6 p.m. last night, so they waited a full 14 hours to get in the door."

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Morrison said to CBS News that in the first two hours of business 200 customers made purchases on Green Friday. On a regular day, about 300 customers visit the store.

Many pot shops, including Denver's Medicine Man, advertised doorbuster deals with a "Green Friday" promotion in advance of the holiday.

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People waited in line at Medicine Man on Friday for up to 45 minutes to receive the deal, Fox News reported.

The manager of Boulder's The Green Room, Sean Taggart, said they also offered discounts, including lowering the price of eighths from $50 to $40.

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“People will be out and about already, so we might as well accommodate the people that are out taking on Black Friday already,” Taggart said to Slate.

In Colorado there are strict regulations on advertising marijuana, which can not be marketed to people under the age of 21. As a result, there were no billboard, TV, or magazine advertisements for "Green Friday," but the event still proved successful.

Some retailers said people were excited for "Green Friday," because it would serve as a much needed stress relief from the holidays.

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Maka Kala'i, who is director of sales and marketing at Organic Alternative, said to USA Today that Thanksgiving could be "stressful event, and some people might need a little relaxation afterward."

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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