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Florida Buds Wins HIgh Times Cannabis Cup

Florida Buds, with ArborSide, Wins First Place at 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup

Florida Buds “Lunch Box” Earned Best High-CBD Edible.

Delray Beach, Fla., September 10, 2014—Florida Buds, in collaboration with ArborSide Compassion, was named the winner of the High CBD Edible category with “Lunch Box” at High Times magazine’s 2014 Cannabis Cup in Seattle, WA.

High CBD Edible - Lunch Box

High Times Cannabis Cup Winner of High CBD Edible – Lunch Box

The “Lunch Box” High-CBD Edible, created by Josh “Yoshi” Ludy, is a peanut butter sandwich cookie filled with raspberry jam. CBD is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol, which has been shown to have several positive effects for medical use, without the psychoactive effects provided by THC. CBD is effective in treating Crohn’s disease, PTSD and multiple sclerosis, and has received widespread attention for the relief it has provided to children suffering with Dravet’s Syndrome, a debilitating form of epilepsy that is resistant to other treatments.

About High Times Cannabis Cup


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The High Times Cannabis Cup originated as an annual cannabis festival in 1987 and until 2010 was only held in Amsterdam. During the Seattle Cannabis Cup, which took place September 6 – 7, 2014, international judges sampled and chose their favorite cannabis products in a variety of categories, such as Best U.S. Sativa, Indica and Hybrid, Best Medical Sativa, Indica and Hybrid, and Best Medical Edible.

Florida Buds Provides Marijuana Products

“We are proud and excited to work with experts around the country to provide the best products to our Florida patients who are seeking relief from serious medical issues,” said David Shiner, Florida Buds, LLC founder.  “Lunch Box was the brainchild of Josh “Yoshi” Ludy who works with ArborSide Compassion.  We’ve started this process now, because we realize the importance of quality, consistency, and effective medicine.  Florida Buds is driven to being the best Medical Marijuana Treatment Center and dispensary in the entire state of Florida, and this award shows our commitment to that goal.”

Josh “Yoshi” Ludy said, “The validation and recognition of this award means as much to me as the gratitude I feel for being able to help people by doing what I do. I have worked hard in the kitchen and in the garden, where I grow the flower responsible for the CBD component in my edibles. I take the healing power of this plant seriously, and my passion drives me to help people with it.”

With “Lunch Box,” Florida Buds became the first company based in Florida to win a High Times Cannabis Cup. Learn more about Florida Buds LLC at For more information about ArborSide Compassion, go to

About Florida Buds

Florida Buds is focused on bringing the finest medical marijuana products to Florida residents, through the state’s best medical marijuana dispensary and treatment center. We also provide timely, accurate information and news so that our community of followers can stay informed and make good decisions regarding medical marijuana and their health. Learn more at

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Florida Buds Supports Silver Tour

Local company backs non-profit organization focused on educating Florida seniors about benefits of medical marijuana.

Stuart, Fla., September 15, 2014—Fresh off their High Times Cannabis Cup win, Florida Buds is pleased to announce its support of The Silver Tour, an educational non-profit effort aimed at increasing Florida seniors understanding of the many benefits of medical marijuana.

Florida Buds, a Florida based company set to be the first medical marijuana dispensary and treatment center, donated $1,000.00 to support The Silver Tour, which is raising funds to launch a statewide radio campaign in advance of Election Day 2014. Florida voters will be deciding whether to pass Amendment 2 and amend the state’s constitution to legalize medical marijuana.

Participants in The Silver Tour learn about the history of marijuana and how it became outlawed.  The seminars also educate individuals about the benefits of medical cannabis from physicians, nurses and patients; including legal specialists, filmmakers and more.

Founded by legendary pitchman and author of The Black Tuna Diaries, Robert Platshorn, The Silver Tour enlightens and empowers seniors with facts about the use of medical cannabis in treating a host of ailments—from MS and glaucoma to Parkinson’s disease and the side effects of cancer treatment and according to certain research, medical marijuana is safer and more effective than many of the narcotic drugs prescribed to seniors today.

“Florida Buds is proud to support Robert Platshorn and his work in educating the public about the marijuana industry through his non-profit organization, The Silver Tour.  Robert has dedicated himself to spreading the knowledge of medical marijuana and the benefits it can provide everyone, including the growing baby boomer and senior population of Florida,” said David Shiner, Florida Buds founder. “At this time, Florida Buds is set on becoming Florida’s leading medical marijuana dispensary and treatment center after Amendment 2 passes in November.”

“We very much appreciate the support of Florida Buds in getting the word out to Florida seniors,” said Robert Platshorn. “A statewide radio campaign is the only way to get the word out about how Florida seniors and their families can benefit from the relief offered by medical cannabis, and why they should vote in favor of Amendment 2. “

Learn more about Florida Buds at For more information about The Silver Tour, go to


About Florida Buds

Florida Buds is focused on bringing the finest medical marijuana products to Florida residents, through the state’s best medical marijuana dispensary and treatment center. We also provide timely, accurate information and news so that our community of followers can stay informed and make good decisions regarding medical marijuana and their health. Learn more at




New Poll Shows Majority of Florida Voters Support Legalization

A Quinnipiac University poll released on May 5th is showing support for medical marijuana in Florida to be in the range of 80-93%. Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,413 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. The poll showed that 88% of Floridians support, “allowing adults in Florida to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it,” with only 10% opposed to it. Support among Democrats was at 93%, while Republicans had the lowest amount of support, but still overwhelmingly in favor, at 80%. 16% of Republicans said that they were opposed to medical marijuana. 84% of Florida’s senior citizens also support medical marijuana, with only 13% of seniors opposing it.

No gender, age, or racial demographic showed less than 84% support.

Full legalization of marijuana also has majority support in the Sunshine State, with 53% of Floridians saying they support “allowing adults in Florida to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use,” and 45% of Floridians admitting that they have used marijuana themselves. The highest demographic to admit smoking were voters 50-64 years old, with 62% of them admitting marijuana use. Males support legalizing marijuana 58-32%, while women were more divided, with 48% in support of legalization and 46% opposed. 82% of Floridians believe that marijuana is no more harmful than alcohol, and 39% said it was less dangerous than alcohol, and only 12% believed it to be more harmful than alcohol. 54% of Floridians do not believe marijuana is a gateway drug.

Gaps exist among gender, age, and political demographics. The youth vote (voters 18-29) is overwhelmingly in favor of full legalization, with 72% in favor of legalization and 24% opposed to it. 61% of voters over the age of 65 support full legalization, while 33% of them oppose it. Independents were the highest political demographic to support full legalization, with 61% of them supporting legalization and 36% opposed. 59% of Democrats said they support legalization, while 34% of them are opposed to it. And the political demographic with the lowest support for full legalization were Republicans, with just 33% in support of it and 64% opposed to it.

“If Vegas were giving odds on medical marijuana becoming legal in Florida, the bookies would be betting heavily,” said Peter A. Brown, the Assistant Director of the Quinnipiac University poll. “With almost nine in 10 voters favoring legalization for medical purposes, and bills allowing such use advancing in the State Legislature, the odds seem pretty good Florida may join the states which already have done so.”

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