San Diego, CA – June 26, 2018 – BudTraderannounced via a Facebook post that the brand will donate a portion of proceeds from a special edition t-shirt release at next month’s San Diego Comic-Con International to the Marijuana Policy Project. McLaughlin says his decision to help MPP with funding comes after hearing that the organization, which has been instrumental in reforming marijuana policy, is now struggling to get funding now that 30 states have achieved legalization.
“As soon as I learned that the Marijuana Policy Project needed help, I decided BudTrader had to do something,” says McLaughlin. “California, Washington, Colorado may be legal now, but the battle for cannabis legalization is far from over. There’s 20 states with cannabis prohibition still in place, and it’s still illegal at the federal level. It’s barely halftime, the games not over yet and we need the Marijuana Policy Project more, than ever to ensure we have full legalization in all 50 states.” BudTrader will be printing a run of limited-edition t-shirts to sell to their fans exclusively online and at BudTrader Nerd Headquarters Experience, the brand’s giant outdoor event at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, held July 19-22. A portion of all proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Marijuana Policy Project.
“At BudTrader, we always put our money where our mouth is and try to lead with our actions and walk the walk,” McLaughlin adds. “I hope our actions will inspire well capitalized public cannabis companies to give back and donate to the Marijuana Policy Project as well.”
The “Dude, Where’s My Yacht?” limited-edition BudTrader t-shirts (available at https://budtraderstore.com ) are a call back to 2017’s Comic-Con, where BudTrader was controversially ejected after just two days at the convention. The brand’s superyacht disappeared from the 5th Avenue Landing overnight on the last day of San Diego Comic-Con. It’s still unclear who exactly had BudTrader ejected last year from Comic-Con but there are many online conspiracy theories ranging from event organizers, to big media conglomerates and even a billionaire anti-cannabis crusader.
BudTrader’s presence at Comic Con in 2017 was covered by publications such as High Times, Times of San Diego, The San Diego Union Tribune and over 400 other news outlets.
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