BudTrader.com is offering free cannabis to furloughed government workers while the government is shut down, according to The Hill.
BudTrader is known in some circles as “the Craigslist of weed.” The company will offer free medical cannabis to government workers whose pay has been stopped due to the shutdown, which has entered its second month this week. Over 800,000 federal workers are currently out of work due to a standoff between President Trump, who has demanded money for building a 2,000-mile wall along the U.S. southern border, and the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.
“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, in a press release
BudTrader is currently working with an attorney to ensure that the cannabis donations are legal within California’s cannabis laws. All donations will remain confidential. Donation amounts will be given right up to the state’s legal possession limits for cannabis.
Several other companies including Kraft have settled into their own giving campaigns for out-of-work federal employees. BudTrader, however, is so far the only company to make public its furloughed worker cannabis donation program.
It’s unclear how much longer the government shutdown will last — legislation under consideration today has the potential to reopen the federal government — but at least federal worker patients in California will have access to free medicine while it continues.
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