[Ads-l] "budtender" (2004)

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 20 15:36:26 UTC 2014


Word Spy (Paul McFedries) pushes it back to 1997.

http://wordspy.com/index.php?word=budtender


On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 2:47 PM, Hugo wrote:
>
> "Budtender" made Oxford Dictionaries' WOTY shortlist.
>
> http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/11/oxford-dictionaries-word-year-vape/
>
> Here's some early quotes (the earliest newspapers and tweet I found; the
> earliest Usenet was just a link to the NYT with subject "Budtenders" in
> alt.support.mult-sclerosis).
>
> ---
>
> "But Jacek Mroz told investigators that he was "hired to water and tend to
> the marijuana plants," the affidavit said. Nieblas delivered plants twice a
> week but said "he had the legal right to do so," authorities said. Dearaujo
> and Angello served as trimmers, and Angello said she had previously worked
> as a "bud tender" and cashier by the Compassionate Caregivers Club, the
> affidavit said."
>
> OAKLAND - Medical cannabis suspects hit with federal charges - CHP stakeout
> results in shutdown of 4,000-plant warehouse operation
> San Francisco Chronicle (CA) - Friday, July 2, 2004
> Author: Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
> Section: BAY AREA
> Page: B5
>
> ---
>
> ""You can call me the bud tender," the white-coated Arrow said as he
> offered patients their choice of 13 different kinds of marijuana, in
> addition to such goodies as chocolate-flavored cannabis bars."
>
> Medical pot users say they won't stop - Legal impact: Consensus is
> enforcement won't increase
> San Francisco Chronicle (CA) - Tuesday, June 7, 2005
> Author: Joe Garofoli, Greg Lucas, Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writers
> Section: NEWS
> Page: A1
>
> ---
>
> "The so-called budtenders who work behind large glass display cases provide
> assistance in selecting the best strain. All of them are medical marijuana
> users, and they typically are medicated while working."
>
> California Reins In Clinics Using Marijuana for Medical Purposes
> By DEAN E. MURPHY
> Published: June 15, 2005
> The New York Times
> http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/15/national/15marijuana.html?pagewanted=2
>
> ---
>
> "Why yes Mr. Budtender, I would like an 1/8 of the Purple Brain Damage
> Kush." Only in California.
>
> Brad Wilder, @gaeilbis, 9 Jun 2008
> https://twitter.com/gaeilbis/status/830245889

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