How to Create Cannabis Ads w/ Shane Sagar

On this episode of WeedBudz Radio, our host Ry has the opportunity to sit down with a marketing genius, Shane Sagar. As individuals in the cannabis industry are aware of, internet marketing for cannabis is almost non-existent, and if it is than it is gone the next day. Other than billboards, word-of-mouth, or specific websites, its tough to spread the word about your company or product due to censorship. But, all hope is not  lost! Shane has learned the tips and tricks to promote a cannabis business through social media and other platforms while not losing the ad. Join us and learn how to take your cannabis business up a notch!

Guest
Shane Sagar
420-on-Demand

Host
Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
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Curaleaf Maine opens their first Adult-Use Location in South Portland.

Ry Russell and WeedBudz Radio help celebrate Curaleaf joining the South Portland, Maine community with a beautiful new Adult-Use retail establishment.

The WeedBudz Radio team was on the road yesterday for a wonderful grand opening celebration for Curaleaf in South Portland. This retail location is the first adult-use store for Curaleaf in the State of Maine. Located right across from the Maine Mall, behind Panera Bread and Dunkin Donuts it is very easy to get to, ample parking, and if you’re hungry there is plenty of food establishments around. The Curaleaf team kicked off the celebration with a $2,500 donation to Black-Owned Maine, whose “goals include rebranding Maine as a warm, inviting home to black entrepreneurs, land and homeowners, tourists, and cultural influencers.” After everyone had time to connect, and enjoy some Holy Donuts (pomegranate is by far the best) we toured the beautiful new showroom, made our purchases, and said our goodbyes, until next time! For more information on this location, address, hours of operation, or questions, visit https://curaleaf.com/dispensary/maine/curaleaf-me-south-portland/info

Ry Russell (Left), host of WeedBudz Radio with Ethan Hogle, Production Manager at Curaleaf in South Portland Maine. Photographed by Benjamin Moore (@activebeergeek)
Ribbon Cutting for Curaleaf Maine in South Portland. Address: 343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106
Ethan prepping the shot for Ry and Abby to go live.

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Season 2 of WeedBudz Awards and our WeedBud Maine 420 Recap

Season 3 of WeedBudz Awards Live Now! Nominate Now!

This year on 420 (April 20th, 2021) we celebrated by delivering WeedBudz Awards Season 2 to their amazing recipients in the great state of Maine. We had an absolutely amazing time celebrating the Maine cannabis community and we documented our journey in the video above so you could be a part of the special day as well.

We started our day in Southern Maine at High North where we had the privilege of honoring their budtender Riko, with the WeedBudz Best across America Budztender of the Year! Congratulations Riko for your commitment to excellence and service within the Cannabis community here in Maine and for setting an example to those across the country!

We then ventured up the hill to Grass Monkey and across the street to Highly CannaCo. Our last stop in South Portland, Maine was to crash the Seaweed Companies segment on Channel 8 WMTW to celebrate their live resin cartridge.

We left South Portland and journeyed to Wellness Connection or Portland Maine and then of Gardiner where we awarded Matt with WeedBudz best of Maine budtender. After Matt left to go see a Red Sox game we took our talents to Woolwich where we had one of the most fun stops of the day. Unfortunately, we had just missed Sayra but we were lucky enough to share some laughs and celebrate with Fred (Sayras dad) along with a few other family members. This is such a beautiful family business if you find yourself in Woolwich, Maine, be sure to stop by Farleys Cannabis Farm.

In order to celebrate the best edible and beverage product in Maine, we needed to drive to Lewiston so we could meet Phil and the incredible kitchen team at Small Batch Maine. If you are looking for a delicious and refreshing beverage you absolutely must stop at Small Batch Maine. From Apple Cider to Lemonade their seasonal beverage assortment is out of this world!

Our final stop of the day was at Highly CannaCo where we got to celebrate one of the very best brands in Maine with our friend Jennifer. Jennifer also accepted the awards on behalf of Derek who is a cultivation mastermind for Highly CannaCo and produces some amazing products!

After an early morning and long fun day driving across the state, Ethan and I finally made it back to his home in Millinocket to unwind and enjoy the day, ourselves. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to be a part of a day like this and to celebrate those individuals that do amazing work in order to best serve their community and showcase the very best this industry has to offer.

At last, I want to thank you all personally for the opportunity to be a part of your community and for allowing me to use this platform in order to best document the history this industry is making each and every single day. Sincerely, Ry Russell

WeedBudz Awards Season 3 is now open and accepting nomination! Click Here Now!

WeedBudz Radio Crashes WMTW on 04/20

Check it out!! Ry and the WeedBudz team crashes Channel 8 WMTW’s 420 segment! It makes sense that Seaweed Co killed it on 4/20, they have amazing offers, amazing staff, and an amazing brand! The store recently won our WeedBudz 2020 Awards for best cannabis product, and we encourage you to go and see why for yourself!

Be sure to stop in and say high to your local budtenders over at Seaweed Co. in South Portland!

Curaleaf South Portland GRAND OPENING!

Save the Date! Friday April 30th, starting at 10am-8pm Curaleaf is opening a new ADULT-USE store in South Portland! Stop in for top of the line flower, edibles, concentrates and more all provided by their amazing budtenders. On top of all that they are also doing a special: The first 100 customers to stop in get a prize!

Our host Ry will be there so stop in and meet your local team and support your cannabis community!

See you there!

How to Create the Life You Want w/ Mike Glazer

Hello Friends! This is a very special episode, today our host Ry sits down with an absolute legend in cannabis, comedy, podcasting, and much more, emmy-nominated comedian, Mike Glazer! Mike is half of a dynamic duo and co-creator of the well-known cannabis podcast, Weed + Grub. A cannabis comedy podcast that inspired Ry when he was entering the podcasting/cannabis space and starting WeedBudz Radio. These two hosts exchange the stories that helped them create the life they wanted from not only creating what they want, but also learning how to overcome the initial fear and move forward to the most important stage: Inevitability. 

Guest:
Mike Glazer
Weed + Grub

Host:
Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
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From Startup to National Brand w/ Nancy Whiteman

This is a very special episode, on this WeedBudzRy sits down with the Founder/CEO of one of the most successful and well-known edible companies, Nancy Whiteman of Wana Brands! Starting with her introduction into cannabis, Nancy gives us an in depth look into how she created the now nationwide brand, shares a few of her tips and tricks to starting a business in the cannabis industry and truly showcases the passion that leads to success within this space. Bootstrapping her business from the ground up, you will not want to miss the incredible journey from startup to nationwide brand. Join us!


Guest:
Nancy Whiteman
Wana Brands


Host:
Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
Knot Plastic

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How to Better Your Grow w/ Sam Milton

On this episode of WeedBudz Radio, your host Ry sits down with one of the best Energy & Sustainability Advisor in the state, Sam MiltonSam is part of a company called Enlighten Your Grow, they help growers and cultivators become not only more cost-effective, but they help you manage all aspects of your grow, including utility bills, guidelines, outside financial resources and more! With the cannabis community in Maine, and even the country, growing so quickly it is important for everyone to be mindful of not only being energy efficient, but also sustainable as well. Join us to learn how to get more out of your grow!

Guest: 
Sam Milton
Enlighten Your Grow

Host:
Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
Knot Plastic

 

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How to Connect in Cannabis w/ Matt Ritchey

Today on WeedBudz Radio, our host Ry has the unique opportunity to speak with Matt Ritchey, CEO of Mr. Cannabis Events and Co-Host to The Inner CircleMatt shares his own personal journey into the world of cannabis and shares what he believes the industry needs going forward. Matt not only hosts events, retreats, AND virtual events, but he also brings masterminds to the cannabis community as well. The name “Mastermind” might not be well known, but the concept has been around long before cannabis. Tune in and join us!

Guest: 
Matt Ritchey
Mr. Cannabis Events
The Inner Circle


Host:
Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
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How to Become Sustainable w/ Heather Richmond

Today on WeedBudzRadio, Ry has the amazing opportunity to sit down with Heather Richmond, a powerhouse in the world of sustainability. Heather is CEO & Founder of a company called Running Water Global, a female Native American owned USA based company dedicated to international cultivation, manufacturing and global distribution of Industrial and Sustainable Hemp products worldwide. Join us as we learn about the secret to sustainability and how we as individuals can make this world a lot greener.

Guest:
Heather Richmond
Running Water Global

Host: 
Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
Knot Plastic

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