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EVENT RECAP: Budtender Appreciation Day – Washington 2016

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DOPE Magazine’s final B.A.D. Party of the year closed up the summer season on Sunday, September 25 at Metropolist, Seattle. The infamous Budtender Appreciation Day lent itself to over 500 attendees from retail shops across Washington state. This night was specially created for the industry members who are on the front lines, assisting consumers daily with their choices of strains, product and brands.

As 7p.m. approached, anticipation grew heavy as the line of invited guests extended several blocks down from Metropolist. When doors were opened, the venue flooded with budtenders, retail shop staff and shop owners. Information on a Dope Scavenger Hunt and Instagram contest were delivered to bring interactive elements to the event. The first 300 people to connect with Title Sponsor, Ionic and Main Sponsors, Dawgstar, FlavRX, NW Cannabis Solutions, Sweet As!, Weedmaps, Western Cultured and Willie’s Reserve took home a coveted and highly sought after DOPE Magazine Swag Bag filled with sponsor branded gear. All photos hashtagged with #BADPartyWA were entered into an Instagram contest that had prizes ranging from a Willie’s Reserve glass bong, to a Sweet As! Cornhole Game, and the grand prize of Seattle Seahawks Tickets offered by Ionic!

Two Story Zori provided the event with a relaxed, yet energetic reggae vibe to create a chilled out setting. To up the ante, internationally acclaimed DJ Cide intertwined his “up”beats and gave shout-outs to the attendees throughout the duration of the night.

As the party trickled over to a private outdoor space, Piece of Mind lit up the atmosphere with a full bar of glass and other “tools” to assist with the experience for attendees who had brought their own stash. The Goodship provided the smoothest, most delicious chocolate to stack up the s’more of a lifetime and fire pits were made available for friendly marshmallow roasting gather-rounds. With pulled pork sliders and of the BBQ fixen’s, the catering was provided by The Wildhaber, a charming farm-to-table restaurant based out of Chehalis, Washington. Picnic tables lined with red gingham rounded off the themed-out setting.

Engagement activities such as the B.A.D. Party Cornhole Game and a new spin on Beer Pong, officially renamed Dope Bong Pong, are now key reasons to join this event next year! Did world-renowned artist INSA make an appearance throughout the evening? Check out the event photos and see!

A very special thank you goes out to the Title Sponsor Ionic Vape and Main Sponsors Dawgstar, FlavRX, NW Cannabis Solutions, Sweet As!, Weedmaps, Western Cultured and Willie’s Reserve, as we couldn’t have pulled off this amazing night without them. Swag Bag and Give-Away contributors were also key in creating this incredible evening of indulgence; Futorola, Piece of Mind, The Legendary Game of Zonk, The Goodship and Seagoat Cannabis Company.

The B.A.D Party is an official staple in DOPE Magazine’s event offerings. Stay tuned for a B.A.D. Party coming to your state next!


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