Category: Culture

COMI-CON DAY ONE – BUDTRADER.COM THROWS A RAGER WARNED BY BOTH MARINA POLICE AND EVENT ORGANIZERS TO “SLOW THEIR ROLL”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COMI-CON DAY ONE – BUDTRADER.COM THROWS A RAGER   WARNED BY BOTH MARINA POLICE AND EVENT ORGANIZERS TO “SLOW THEIR ROLL” SAN DIEGO, CA – July 21, 2017 – BudTrader.com, the nation’s largest online platform for the legal cannabis industry is the talk Comi-Con San Diego after the first day of the iconic event. Hosting a weekend-long Comic-Con party on their “Superyacht” BudTrader Liquidity, they’ve received two warnings from the Marina Police and one from Comi-Con organizers for the energetic party. Sandwiched between the IMDB and Turner yachts, the BudTrader boat is a huge hit (no pun intended). Located at the exclusive 5th Avenue Landing (immediately behind the San Diego Convention Center) where the annual event is held, BudTrader had guests from the two neighboring yachts looking over the sides wantingly. At one point, Paul Verra  BudTrader’s director of promotions felt bad and brought a couple of the IMDB guys aboard for a tour, introductions to the BudTrader Babes and a little partying. 5th Avenue Landing Staff the slips are usually booked up to 1 year in advance and are typically reserved for Hollywood Movie Studios and Media Conglomerates, but due to a last minute cancellation, Brad McLaughlin, CEO of BudTrader was able to sneak in under the radar with less that 7 days to plan his shananigans, The weekend-long party is accessible by invite only....

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BrewBudz Releases Cannabis-Infused Coffee Pods in Nevada

Flickr @ Scott Dierdorf Ever since recreational cannabis has been legalized in certain states, there has been a rise in companies selling various gourmet foods and drinks that contain the herb. Up until now though, if you wanted some flower in your coffee, you’d most likely have to make it yourself. The company Brewbudz is changing that, as they have recently released a line of THC-infused coffee pods. There have been several coffee pods containing extract, but Brewbudz is claiming they are unique because they are the first to infuse flower into their coffee pods. According to the Colorado-centric...

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New Hampshire Governor Makes Decriminalization of Cannabis Official

Getty After years of legislation being rejected before it ever made it out of the Senate, the state of New Hampshire has finally, officially, decriminalized possession of an ounce or less of cannabis. This move comes after the senate was finally willing to consider a House bill which significantly drops the penalty for being caught with small amounts of marijuana. The reason for the change of heart is most likely due to the fact that nearby Massachusetts and Maine have both passed recreational cannabis laws in last year’s election, with sales expected to begin in 2018. “[T]he House…has been...

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Kentucky Governor and Attorney General Seek Dismissal of Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

Getty Earlier this week, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) and Attorney General Andy Beshear (D) filed motions in Franklin Circuit Court looking to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of medical marijuana patients. The lawsuit alleges that Kentucky’s ban on medical cannabis violates patient rights. The governor’s motion claims the lawsuit should be dismissed because of federal law and because medical marijuana is a “political issue” that should be decided by the state legislature. “Since at least 2014, the legislature has debated bills advocating for the lawful use of medicinal marijuana in every legislative session,” attorney Barry Dunn wrote...

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Reveal Changes to Voter-Approved Legalization

Getty After several delays along the way and a missed deadline at the end of June, lawmakers in Massachusetts have finally reached an agreement on the changes that will be made to the voter-approved cannabis legalization law passed last November. The proposed changes will increase taxes on recreational cannabis sales to 20% in total – where it was originally 12% in the voter-approved version of the law. This change has been criticized by activists and advocates as it will make it harder to divert sales from the illegal market to the legal one. However, while the Senate version of...

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Will the Battle Over Medical Marijuana Smoking Hasten Recreational Legalization in Florida?

Getty The ban on marijuana smoking in the new medical cannabis regulations recently signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott has kicked off a battle that may have far-reaching repercussions for all cannabis users in the state. Orlando attorney John Morgan – the major financial force behind the passage of Amendment 2 last November, the measure that legalized a broader medical marijuana program in FL – has filed suit to get smoking allowed under the new rules. He contends that the intent of Amendment 2 was to allow smoking in private since the language specifically banned public smoking....

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