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Oscar Gifting Suite Charity Save the Weed Save the World

By Cheri Fox
Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 3/8/19 – On Friday February 22 at private VIP venue located in the Dolby Theater complex, where the Oscars were held a few day later, one of the largest Cannabis Social Media Platforms, hosted an exclusive cannabis gifting suite to honor nominees and film industry VIPs.
“BudTrader made history at the Save the Weed, Save the World gifting suite,” says BudTrader CEO Brad McLaughlin. “The feedback I heard all day from our VIP guests was, ‘What took you so long?’. Brad explained that many VIPs in the entertainment industry have had to hide their Cannabis use , but now things are totally legal and very trendy that most events are now including cannabis bars and this Special Private Exclusive Oscar Gifting Suite was the first of many more. He also stated he wanted a lounge where the VIP’s could relax and enjoy the buzz, and get connected . is the largest online cannabis social media marketplace. Its platform is available in the United States where cannabis use is legal, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. Their two-million registered users can safely and legally post and reply to classifieds-style ads for cannabis products, services, jobs, equipment and more while also networking.
Nominees, celebrities, filmmakers, influencers and members of the media who attended the BudTrader Save the Weed, Save the World Cannabis Gifting Suite received a smell-proof hemp duffle bag, emblazoned with the BudTrader green and white logo. Inside the bag were deluxe and exclusive cannabis/CBD products and other weed-related gifts. Items were carefully curated by BudTrader’s team to represent the best of the cannabis industry. Proceeds from the event were donated to the budtrader Charity Save the World Save the Weed which has already helped veteran find jobs in cannabis sector and climate change .
Budtrader CEO Brad Mclaughlin (center) with My Best Bud animal wellness co-founder Irena Raskin (left) and rep photo by: @demigoddesschronicle

Sponsors who contributed are among the most prestigious cannabis brands in the business, including Enerhealth Botanicals, My Best Bud, Josh D, Hashbone Vape, Natural Emphasis, Traveling Hands Massage, Pure Hemp Rolling Papers, Pride Wellness, Therapy Tonics & Provisions, Hemp Zoo, LA Kush, Centurion Extracts, Bark Bliss, Rove Vape, NEWSZN, QWIN CBD Technologies, Highgarden, CRU Cannabis, Randy’s Club, and Rosin Bomb.

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