Another business is joining those aiming to ease the pain of the partial government shutdown for federal workers — a marijuana marketplace says it’s giving away free weed.
BudTrader.com, which describes itself as the “largest online cannabis marketplace” and has been dubbed the “Craigslist of weed,” will offer free medical marijuana to government workers who can’t pay because of the shutdown.
The shutdown — which affects an estimated 800,000 federal workers and has stretched on for more than a month — stems from disagreements between President Trump and congressional Democrats over his request for more than $5 billion in funding for a border wall separating the United States and Mexico.
“I don’t think federal employees are getting enough love and support, in these tough times, we want to extend the offer of a donation of medical cannabis to any federal worker affected by the shutdown,” BudTrader CEO Brad McLaughlin said in a Tuesday news release.
The company said it’s working with an attorney to “ensure that all cannabis donations given to federal employees are confidential and compliant with California Cannabis adult use laws and regulations.”
The site said it will donate “the maximum legal allowable amount of cannabis” to any affected government employees.
Several companies and organizations have offered free goods and services to government employees struggling during the partial shutdown. Celebrity chef José Andrés opened up a pop-up restaurant offering free meals, while Kraft announced a grocery store pop-up filled with its products.
Crowdfunding website GoFundMe said last week that federal worker have launched more than 1,500 campaigns since the shutdown began.
Source: 420 Intel
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