BudTrader.com is helping federal employees impacted by the government work stoppage
The federal shutdown has affected a large number of workers, many of whom are now not receiving even a basic income to cover expenses. Not able to “splurge” on medical marijuana has compounded problems for many who can no longer afford any additional expenses. Fortunately, there is a company out there willing to help those employees and has stepped forward to offer free marijuana during the shutdown.
BudTrader.com will give free medical marijuana to government workers who are unable to purchase their supplies. The company bills itself as the “largest online cannabis marketplace” and recognizes that the magnitude of the work stoppage – around 800,000 federal workers have been impacted – is making everyday life difficult for many medical marijuana patients.
The company’s CEO, Brad McLaughlin, said in a press release, “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.”
In order to “ensure that all cannabis donations given to federal employees are confidential and compliant with California Cannabis adult use laws and regulations,” the company has retained the services of an attorney. It adds that it is prepared to donate “the maximum legal allowable amount of cannabis” to all of the impacted federal employees.
Since the shutdown began, over 1,500 campaigns have been launched on GoFundMe.com to help federal workers. Kraft has opened a grocery store in D.C. to give away food to the employees under its “Kraft Now Pay Later” program, which asks workers to “to pay it forward by donating to their charity of choice or someone in need once they are able to do so.” Celebrity chef José Andrés has also become involved, opening a pop-up restaurant in the Capitol that offers free meals.