Social Media & Cannabis w/ Eman Abdou

Hello Friends! Welcome to another amazing episode of WeedBudz Radio.  On today’s episode we discuss promoting cannabis on social media and how to do it the right way. If you are listening and either own a business or are an individual in the cannabis space who has tried to promote on your socials, you understand what we mean. We have heard of accounts being suspended, banned, and months to years of activity immediately gone. Thankfully our guest today has some experience in managing, avoiding, and fixing this. Our host Ry sits down with Eman Abdou, graphic designer/social media manager of Eman Designs. Tune in and learn how to safely educate the community about your product!

Guest:
Eman Abdou
Eman Designs

Host: 
Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
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Sustainability in Cannabis w/ Jason Lammers

On today’s episode of WeedBudz Radio, Ry sits down with our next guest, who works with cannabis packaging and is also involved on the policy side, insuring the industry is living up to its commitment with sustainability, Jason Lammers. A big voice in the cannabis community, GM at 420WholesalePack.com and a member of The Cannabis Alliance. These two met at the Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference where they discussed sustainability, and were joined by Heather Richmond as well as many other pioneers in cannabis. Join us as we discuss why making our industry long term requires sustainability.

Guest:
Jason Lammers
420WholesalePack.com
The Cannabis Alliance

Host:
Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
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Should Children Know About Cannabis? W/ Susan Soares

Hello all! Welcome to another episode of WeedBudz Radio! Today our host Rysits down with well-known cannabis advocate, Susan Soares. We are tackling a question that plagues the mind of many individuals in the cannabis space, how do we talk to the children? Susan is the author of children’s book “What’s Growing in Grandma’s Gardern?”. It discusses how to teach your child about not only the many healing effects of marijuana, but also how it is no different than growing vegetables in a garden. Join us!

Guest:
Susan Soares
Author
The State of Cannabis

Host: 
Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
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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!

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 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
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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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The Pros and Cons of Authenticity w/ Alex Redmond

Today our host Ry sits down with another amazing individual whom he met off of the Clubhouse app, Alex Redmond. Head of Sales at Veriheal, a company that connects patients with doctors for medicinal cannabis recommendations, as well as a legendary salesman, entrepreneur and a huge part of the cannabis community. These two titans of industry sit down and discuss their unique experiences on the clubhouse app, transitioning into the cannabis industry, as well as the pros and cons of the most important quality a salesman can have, authenticity. Join us!

Guest:
Alex Redmond
Veriheal

Host:
Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
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