Online cannabis retailers look to cash in on Black Friday sales hype

Online cannabis dispensaries are the latest to cash in on the holiday shopping frenzy, with some offering dramatic markdowns or novelty products as the season known for consumer spending gets underway.

Several Canadian online cannabis stores are holding Black Friday sales for the first time this year in an effort to stay competitive and draw new customers in what they call an increasingly competitive market.

Savings typically range from 10 to 35 per cent, though some deals advertised go as high as 45 per cent off.

The sale of medical marijuana has been legal for years, but selling cannabis for recreational purposes won’t be allowed until next summer, with each province setting its own rules.

Under current rules, only producers who are licensed by Health Canada are allowed to produce and sell cannabis to those with a

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