Starbuds partners with the 200 Group to bring Starbuds dispensaries to Missouri
05/02/2019

Starbuds is proud to announce its partnership with Missouri's 200 Group, expanding the well-known brand into it's 4th U.S. state.

Online PR News – 02-May-2019 – St. Louis, MO – Starbuds, one of the nation's premier cannabis retailers, is proud to announce its partnership with Missouri's 200 Group, expanding the well-known brand into it's 4th U.S. state. Through this partnership, Starbuds founder, Brian Ruden will join the 200 Group's board of advisors, providing consultation on strategic planning, retail operations, application processing, and investor relations.

Instrumental in medicinal cannabis legalization from the beginning, members of the 200 Group were closely involved in the New Approach Missouri campaign, conducting extensive voter outreach and education activities.

"We're excited to have developed a partnership with an experienced retailer that shares our values when it comes to community engagement," said 200 Group member Ed Throop. "Our mission of promoting dignified access for all qualified patients is bolstered by veteran's programs and low income assistance programs — it is critical to have a partner that is on board with these efforts."

Working with outreach focused partners is a continued priority for Starbuds. "In searching for partners, we're always looking for people that go above and beyond the business aspect of the industry," says Brian Ruden, Starbuds founder and CEO. "We feel the 200 Group does just that, through their diverse backgrounds in legal, digital, horticulture and government, paired with their passion for community involvement."

As the application process unfolds, the 200 Group gears up to position itself and Starbuds as one of the leading brands in the state.

About Starbuds

Starbuds is changing the way people think about cannabis. Founded in 2013, Starbuds was among the first retail outlets to receive licensing when Colorado legalized recreational cannabis. Starbuds intends to establish its footprint as one of the largest internationally-operating cannabis retail companies.

About the 200 Group

200 Group, LLC is focused on bringing the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis to qualified Missouri patients in a manner that is safe, responsible, reliable, and consistent. 200 Group members have been part of the medical cannabis effort in Missouri since 2015 -- building strong partnerships, a deep understanding of the medical cannabis industry, and a focused vision for Missouri's medical cannabis market.

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