The DB3/Zoots sponsored Budtenders Ball happened last night at The Crocodile in Belltown. The private, industry only event, brought budtenders together from recreational marijuana stores throughout the city.
The show began at 8:30pm and lasted until 1:30am with musical performances by Pickwick and Fly Moon Royalty. Of course, we were looking forward to seeing Pickwick but wow, was Fly Moon Royalty great or what?!
In addition to the musical guests, a charity raffle was held and door prizes were handed out. Proceeds of the raffle went to Mary’s Place, which is a charity that empowers homeless women, children, and families.
We spoke to two of the founding brothers who were in attendance, Dan and Patrick Devlin. They both were beyond thrilled with the generous turnout and expressed their excitement for the existing industry and the future. Patrick expressed that this event was a ‘celebration on many levels.’
One unforeseen event occurred a couple of hours after the event started. The CannaBus, which was parked outside the entrance, was ordered to shut down or move to a different location for the duration of the evening. The bus was catering to attendees by providing a refuge to consume cannabis since consumption was not allowed at the event.
It appeared that someone may have complained about the smell of cannabis as a police officer was seen taking control of the situation. The officer acted very professionally and cordial. In fact, this may have been the tamest party crashing we have ever witnessed.
All in all, the Zoots sponsored event was a raving success. It’s events like this that remind us how lucky we are to be part of an industry where positive individuals come together from all walks of life.
A special thanks to Zoots/DB3 and the Devlin brothers for putting on such a wonderful event, Kyle Mallory of Koopman Ostbo, Pickwick and Fly Moon Royalty for their noteworthy performances, all the budtenders who showed up representing their stores and industry, and the Cannabus for rolling with the punches while progressing the industry.