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Florida Buds, with ArborSide, Wins First Place at 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup

“Lunch Box” Earned Best High-CBD Edible.


Delray Beach, Fla., September 10, 2014—Florida Buds, in collaboration with ArborSide Compassion, was named the winner of the High CBD Edible category with “Lunch Box” at High Times magazine’s 2014 Cannabis Cup in Seattle, WA.


High CBD Edible - Lunch Box

High Times Cannabis Cup Winner of High CBD Edible – Lunch Box

The “Lunch Box” High-CBD Edible, created by Josh “Yoshi” Ludy, is a peanut butter sandwich cookie filled with raspberry jam. CBD is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol, which has been shown to have several positive effects for medical use, without the psychoactive effects provided by THC. CBD is effective in treating Crohn’s disease, PTSD and multiple sclerosis, and has received widespread attention for the relief it has provided to children suffering with Dravet’s Syndrome, a debilitating form of epilepsy that is resistant to other treatments.


The High Times Cannabis Cup originated as an annual cannabis festival in 1987 and until 2010 was only held in Amsterdam. During the Seattle Cannabis Cup, which took place September 6 – 7, 2014, international judges sampled and chose their favorite cannabis products in a variety of categories, such as Best U.S. Sativa, Indica and Hybrid, Best Medical Sativa, Indica and Hybrid, and Best Medical Edible.


“We are proud and excited to work with experts around the country to provide the best products to our Florida patients who are seeking relief from serious medical issues,” said David Shiner, Florida Buds, LLC founder.  “Lunch Box was the brainchild of Josh “Yoshi” Ludy who works with ArborSide Compassion.  We’ve started this process now, because we realize the importance of quality, consistency, and effective medicine.  Florida Buds is driven to being the best Medical Marijuana Treatment Center and dispensary in the entire state of Florida, and this award shows our commitment to that goal.”


Josh “Yoshi” Ludy said, “The validation and recognition of this award means as much to me as the gratitude I feel for being able to help people by doing what I do. I have worked hard in the kitchen and in the garden, where I grow the flower responsible for the CBD component in my edibles. I take the healing power of this plant seriously, and my passion drives me to help people with it.”


With “Lunch Box,” Florida Buds became the first company based in Florida to win a High Times Cannabis Cup. Learn more about Florida Buds LLC at For more information about ArborSide Compassion, go to


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