BudTrader.com Reaches 1 Million Users
March 08,2018 | By Victoria Omega
Pacific Palisades, CA – March 9, 2018 - BudTrader.com Passes One Million Users!
The world’s largest online legal cannabis classified ad marketplace, announced via it’s Instagram page (@realbudtrader) that it has surpassed one million registered users and continues to reach milestones at a faster rate than any comparable site in the realm of cannabis tech.
The BudTrader team and a star studded VIP guest list celebrated the milestone with a private party at a residence in Pacific Palisades California.
BudTrader.com was purchased in 2016 by current CEO Brad McLaughlin, and in 18 months the platform has had an incredible amount of momentum. Weedmaps, Leafly and Massroots, three titans in the cannabis industry that have been established for years, each also claim around one million registered users.
“From the moment I took the helm at BudTrader, I’ve had my eye on the milestone of one million users,” said CEO Brad McLaughlin. “I’m thrilled to see such great momentum and traction for BudTrader in the cannabis space. We are committed to continue to give our growing base of users an exceptional experience buying and selling cannabis related products and services on our site. With the official launch of our new Verified User program, we are able to offer BudTrader users even more security and transparency than ever.”
In addition to one million registered users, BudTrader received over 2,500 applications for the beta test of its Verified User program within the first 2 months of 2018. The site announced the public release of the program yesterday. Once an account has been verified by BudTrader, a Verification Badge will display on all ads posted by that user. This signals to potential buyers that the seller has been vetted by BudTrader. This program comes on the heels of once popular dispensary locator Weedmaps.com receiving a cease and desist letter from the state of California ordering them to discontinue promoting unlicensed and illegal cannabis businesses and dispensaries. “I’m not going to comment on Weedmaps, I’m only focused on BudTrader and our business” stated the BudTrader top boss.
The next project for the BudTrader team is preparing for an upcoming IPO in Canada. “Budtrader Canada or BudTrader.ca is growing rapidly. The time is right for a budtrader IPO in Canada with our great neighbors to the north,” said McLaughlin.
BudTrader.com’s cannabis classifieds marketplace is currently available in the 29 states where cannabis is legal, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. The brand also went international with the successful launch of BudTrader Canada in January of this year.