Legal cannabis website offered federal workers free marijuana during government shutdown

Federal employees must be relieved at news that the government shutdown has temporarily come to an end, but they will probably miss the free weed.

The legal cannabis search engine offered free medical marijuana to government workers who couldn’t pay due to President Donald Trump’s shutdown, the Hill reports.

“I don’t think federal employees are getting enough love and support, in these tough times, we want to extend the offer of a donation of medical cannabis to any federal worker affected by the shutdown,” BudTrader CEO Brad McLaughlin said in a news release.

The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon made light of the situation, who quipped that the free medical marijuana is the reason why “a bunch of T.S.A. agents are staring at their security wands like, ‘Dude, I’m Harry Potter!’”

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“Free weed for federal workers, so guess what, travelers: That T.S.A. line can get slower,” Fallon added.

Congress members were relieved to hear Trump’s deal to reopen the government, albeit a temporary one.

The shutdown has affected an estimated 800,000 federal workers over the course of more than a month.

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Oscar Pascual

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