Check out our tips on finding the best promotions and products for your budget. Plus, learn about the deals on hemp CBD products during 420.

Looking for the best deals on cannabis products during 420? Happening each year on April 20, the 420 cannabis-themed holiday offers amazing discounts on all sorts of legal cannabis products.

However, with so many brands and dispensaries offering special sales on cannabis edibles, concentrates, flower, and more, it’s easy to go overboard. Just because something is a good price doesn’t mean it’s a good deal. If you’ve ever impulse-bought a deeply-discounted kitchen appliance only to have it collecting dust under the countertop, you know what we mean!

Young Black woman searching for cannabis product information on her laptop in preparation for the 420 holiday.

Making your 420 cannabis shopping game plan:

Feeling overwhelmed on where to start? Our Leaf411 cannabis-trained nurses can help guide you, whether you’re just starting to explore options or looking to change your current product use. Sign up for a 30 minute cannabis nurse consultation here.

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How do you find the best 420 cannabis deals to fit your budget? Our checklist has you covered:

  • Prior to 420, sign up for dispensary loyalty programs or newsletters that regularly announce promotions and sales. You can also regularly check dispensary websites or ask the budtenders about upcoming promotions. Our fully-vetted Leaf411 member directory is a great place to start!
  • Check your favorite brands’ websites for newsletter sign-ups and sales announcements. Our most-trusted cannabis brands at Leaf411 include Wana, Mary’s Medicinals, 1906, Escape Artists, and Jenny’s Rose.
  • Many 420 deals will last for the entire month of April. Unless a product is a limited run, you can likely go back and buy more on sale if it’s something you like.
  • Keep in mind that by law, dispensaries do not allow product returns. If you blow your 420 budget on multiple boxes of THC-infused popcorn and then decide you don’t like it, you’re out of luck. All sales are final.
Assortment of hemp products that will be on sale during 420, including gummies, tinctures, and CBD-infused baked goods.

What about hemp CBD products? Will they be on sale during 420?

Hemp CBD manufacturers also get in on the action during 420, offering special sales and promotions. After all, both CBD and THC come from the same plant species. We love how Michigan State University explains the difference between hemp and marijuana in their newsletter:

“Both hemp and marijuana belong to the same species, Cannabis sativa, and the two plants look somewhat similar. However, substantial variation can exist within a species. After all, great Danes and chihuahuas are both dogs, but they have obvious differences.

The defining difference between hemp and marijuana is their psychoactive component: tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Hemp has 0.3% or less THC, meaning hemp-derived products don’t contain enough THC to create the “high” traditionally associated with marijuana.”

Hemp CBD doesn’t fall under the same restrictions as cannabis products containing over 0.3% THC. Hemp CBD products can be sold online and shipped across state lines. This opens up thousands of options when it comes to buying CBD on sale during the 420 holiday.

While it’s great to have so many options, the hemp CBD marketplace also lacks many of the regulations that govern the legal cannabis marketplace. Trustworthy, high-quality hemp manufacturers will voluntarily provide third-party Certificates of Analysis (COAs) for product lots that show results for cannabinoid levels and presence of contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals, and residual solvents. These COAs are typically provided on the manufacturer website.

Of course, you can also check our Hemp CBD Manufacturer and Retailer Directory for hemp CBD companies that our Leaf411 nurses know and trust.

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Other ways to save money on cannabis

While 420 is known for epic deals on cannabis, it’s not the only time of year that you can take advantage of special promotions and sales. Many dispensaries run specials during other major holidays, and manufacturers often deeply discount products when first launching them, as well as when products are getting close to their expiration date.

Not everyone has the expertise or time to track all the specials, though, especially patients who are dealing with serious health concerns. We understand. That’s why we created the Leaf411 Affordability Program to help MMJ patients who are experiencing financial hardship, offering low-cost or free hemp CBD and THC dispensary products to program participants. We encourage you to check out our Leaf411 Affordability Program information page and reach out if you have questions about whether you qualify.

For patients and consumers: Learn more about Leaf411’s Affordability Program here.

For cannabis manufacturers who want to help us meet the needs of MMJ patients, visit our Leaf411 Membership page or contact us directly to learn how you can contribute products to our Affordability Program.