Hear Justin Hall, Founder and CTO of Bud.com, in conversation with Zendesk’s Pedro Muller, as he clears the smoke on building a cannabis startup. Listen to this episode via Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts from April 20, 2021.
"Today we talk to Dean about his role in Bud.com, weed delivery, and much more" from Weed Delivery With Dean Arbit from February 11, 2021.
"You can get Glass House Farms to your door via Farmacy and Bud.com." from The 12 Strains of Christmas 2020 by Jimi Devine from December 18, 2020.
Key takeaways: "Think of cannabis as a potential productivity tool" and "collaboration brings ideas to life." An interview with bud.com co-founder Justin Hall by Carlyn Runnels from November 12, 2020.
“With delivery services throughout the Greater Bay Area, Bud is among the premium cannabis delivery teams in Marin.” from The 14 Best Cannabis Delivery Dispensaries in Marin & The North Bay on June 22, 2020
“In a tweet, the chief technology officer of cannabis delivery company Bud.com shared a screenshot of the email from Yelp. ‘It’s frustrating to pay taxes and compete with unlicensed folks who can advertise digitally against you,’ he said.” from Yelp Blocks Marijuana Businesses From Two Key Advertising Features by Kyle Jaeger, on June 18, 2020
“Bud is a benefit corporation delivering recreational cannabis in Northern California. Their inventory consists of THC-rich flower, pre-rolls, vapes, edibles, concentrates, accessories, as well as a myriad of hemp and other CBD products.” from 17 Best Cannabis Delivery Dispensaries in Oakland & the East Bay on June 22, 2020
“Alex talks to Dean Arbit, founder of bud.com, about skyrocketing demand and the specific highs his customers are looking for during COVID-19.” from “drugs” episode of Six Feet Apart, a podcast with Alex Wagner, on April 16, 2020
“Bud.com has fully embraced the CBD game. Anchoring its CBD hemp line are packs of CBD smokes, full-spectrum tincture, and CBD gummies, but THC products, including Dosist vape pens and Chong’s Choice party joints, are available throughout most of the state.” from “The Curated Guide to Cannabis in the Bay Area: Best Dispensaries, Deliveries, Artisan Edibles + More” by Chris Roberts, April 16, 2020
“Bud.com, a delivery service that operates in Northern California — where selling marijuana is legal in some cities and towns — experienced a 500 percent increase in sales after lockdown orders in mid-March, according to Dean Arbit, the chief executive of the company.” from “Staying Safe While Delivering Weed in the Pandemic” by Sandra E. Garcia, April 10, 2020 in the New York Times. Syndicated to the Baltimore Sun and MSN News.
“We hope bud.com can provide a safe way for home-bound people to get access to lab-tested medical and recreational cannabis” from “Marijuana consumers turn to delivery and curbside orders amidst coronavirus concerns” by Oscar Pascual on March 27, 2020 in GreenState.
“We are running a massive social experiment right now. These things need to be sorted out over time,” Hall said. “For now, you can decide how comfortable you are experimenting with that technology.” And, he added, “if the risk of inhaling anything puts you off, we sell vegan, sugar-free cannabis mints.” from CDC warns people avoid THC products in particular during lung disease outbreak by Erin Allday, September 27, 2019 in the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Bud strives to be the Bay Area’s most recognized name in weed delivery. Serving up locally-sourced, top-shelf flower, oils, pods, and more, Bud made its first fully California legal delivery in January 2018, but it had already gained some notoriety when its owner (blogger Justin Hall) famously turned down an offer by Budweiser to buy the “bud.com” URL back in 1994. Bud has been growing rapidly, now delivering to Marin / the North Bay, SF, the Peninsula, Oakland / the East Bay, San Jose, and Sacramento.” from 18 Best Marijuana Delivery Services to Stay Medicated in SF, September 10, 2019 in SFist.
“Every bit of cannabis we sell in San Francisco is 25% higher in price just due to taxes compared to illegal stuff. And we spend a lot of money on testing and certifying and compliance,” Hall said. “We’re not just jumping through hoops for our own amusement, this is to protect public health. We can sell our products without fear. But we have a ton of competition from people who don’t have to pay taxes.” from Unlicensed marijuana vaping products eyed in 21 lung disease cases in California by Erin Allday, August 21, 2019 in the San Francisco Chronicle.
“The simplest domain name in the game, Bud.com’s menu is concise and caters to the offbeat with products like a quarter-ounce of Cherry Bomb in a crystal-skull-shaped jar and the Tommy Chong–branded 3.5-gram-sized party joints.” The Curated Guide to Cannabis in the Bay Area: Best Dispensaries, Deliveries, Artisan Edibles + More, by Chris Roberts and Chloé Hennen, April 18, 2019 in 7×7 Magazine.
“In the Internet age, a catchy website URL can be the difference between a successful launch and a complete failure…” Bud.com & the Power of the URL, by Mitchell Colbert, March 20, 2018 in Cannabis Now Magazine.
“Bud.com will be the exclusive delivery service for 2017 Emerald Cup-winning strains from Molecular Farms, along with notable major brands that includes Bloom Farms, Lola Lola, and Stokes Confections. The online service comes from interesting beginnings, as blogging pioneer Justin Hall registered the bud.com domain in 1994 to host software experiments and to advocate for cannabis legalization.” from Bay Area recreational marijuana options expand with online delivery service by Oscar Pascual, February 1, 2018 from SFGate.
bud.com Signs Exclusive Partnership with Cypress Hill Bhang and Secures Strategic Funding, https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/budcom-signs-exclusive-partnership-with-cypress-hill-bhang-and-secures-strategic-funding-2018-10-03, MarketWatch.com, October 3, 2018