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The Online Weed Farmer’s Market Hurdling Pot Shops to Give Small Growers a Shot at Legal Profit

HarvestPlug, Founder Will Gaudet, Homegrown, Cannabis, Marijuana, Washington, Oregon, microgrower, big weed,

HarvestPlug Founder and activist entrepreneur Will Gaudet gives small growers an opportunity to push back against Big Weed.

I believe in creating laws that bring social equality to the cannabis industry,” Gaudet said. “Using HarvestPlug, activists are breaking down the barriers to entry, and out of the ashes, they’re holistically engineering a new peer-to-peer marketplace model.

New startup HarvestPlug delivers economic opportunity for the middle-class by giving people the first safe way to distribute homegrown cannabis legally. Like Craigslist, but safer, HarvestPlug’s platform connects weed enthusiasts searching for the perfect strain with cannabis-sharing craft growers who get paid for their time.

THE PROBLEM
With prohibitively expensive pricing for mass produced products of lower quality, about 51% of middle-to-low-income cannabis consumers in Washington state and 49% of consumers in Oregon have opted to stay in the Black Market and out of legal cannabis, according to Arcview Market Research. What’s more, well-funded recreational weed farms and shops reap the profits of legalization laws pushing mediocre cannabis products, leaving small-time growers without a safe way to share their harvest.

THE SOLUTION
HarvestPlug is an online farmer’s market that bypasses recreational shops to connect peers who want to legally share cannabis. An alternative to largely overpriced marijuana shops, HarvestPlug creates a place for middle class growers and enthusiasts of modest means to legally share cannabis within this growing community.

CREATED BY ONE ACTIVIST GROWER
HarvestPlug Founder Will Gaudet draws on his years of experience cultivating cannabis and participating in legalization-focused activism speaking at universities up and down the West Coast to create an opportunity for legalization “the right way,” not just for profit.

“I believe in creating laws that bring social equality to the cannabis industry,” Gaudet said. “Using HarvestPlug, activists are breaking down the barriers to entry, and out of the ashes, they’re holistically engineering a new peer-to-peer marketplace model.”

HOW IS THIS LEGAL?
The person bringing cannabis to share at the meetup is paid for their time rather than for the cannabis itself. Each user gets to rate the experience and leave reviews so everyone stays safe.

WHY HOMEGROWN CRAFT CANNABIS?
Considered “craft,” “small-batch,” and “boutique,” homegrown cannabis is often of better quality because the micro-grower is tending to a mini-farm as opposed to an industrial-sized grow-op.

WHERE IS HARVESTPLUG?
Though based out of Portland, OR, HarvestPlug is available for anyone in legal cannabis states. The site is starting to see traffic in places like Seattle, where sharing just this year became legal and homegrown marijuana is a hot button topic.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
For anyone who might want to grow a few craft cannabis plants in their garden and share with their community, support microgrowers & honor the homegrown cannabis community; start sharing today at http://www.HarvestPlug.com

ABOUT HARVESTPLUG
HarvestPlug fights to ensure anyone of legal age has safe access to a free market that allows the sharing of small amounts of cannabis, defined as an ounce and under. Connecting cannabis consumers with microgrowers by employing a 100% legal, time-based compensation structure, HarvestPlug is a safe place to share cannabis. Like Craigslist, but safer, HarvestPlug offers a platform for users to post listings sharing cannabis or searching for their desired strain. The person sharing the cannabis is paid solely for their time and each user can rate the experience so everyone stays safe.

HarvestPlug’s guiding principle is that there is no justice in following unjust laws. Channeling the tradition of civil disobedience, HarvestPlug opposes the three-tier system that prohibits safe access to a free cannabis sharing marketplace. Vote with your dollars and push back against Big Weed. Join HarvestPlug.

FOUNDER WILL GAUDET BIO
Will Gaudet leads the HarvestPlug team with experience both growing cannabis and leading activism efforts focused on legalizing cannabis by way of social equality-driven laws. Gaudet founded HarvestPlug over night in Portland, Oregon, where, while it’s legal to grow and share cannabis, there are no safe venues for such sharing. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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