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Floyd’s Singing Budtender Micah Rud

Making friends and spreading positive energy is Rud's crowning achievement.

One of the most visibly grateful members of the Cannabiz tribe, Micah is also an avid baseball fan. Making friends along his journey to great heights is what he considers his crowning achievement while imparting positive energy into every passing moment.

How did the Cannabis business come into your life?

I got in during the quarantine when I decided on a career change to leave working at a music store to working at Floyd’s. 

How does selling weed compare to selling guitar picks and drum sticks?

It’s actually pretty similar. You learn people’s preferences once you get going. It’s about knowing what your regulars want and suggesting the right products to new customers. 

Are you a musician yourself?

I am. I’m the lead singer and guitarist for a band called The Terps. We like to call it high octane indie rock, but our sound flexes all over the place. We do some softer stuff and some heavier stuff. 

If you had to use a Cannabis strain to define the sound of your band, would it be a CBD, sativa, indica, or hybrid? And what strain would it be?

Ooooh, it would definitely be a hybrid. We can get uplifting, yet contemplative. And as far as a strain, I’d say a Gelato or a Sherbet. 

Is that what you’re smoking now?

I’m actually hitting some Headband right now from Astro Cannabis. 

What’s the coolest part about living in Port Angeles?

I can do whatever I want, be it hiking, chilling by the water, snowboarding – and the music scene is phenomenal. It’s a wonderful town, man. I loved growing up here and plan on staying forever. 

Are The Terps going to be the biggest band ever to come out of PA?

That’s what I’m banking on. 

Photos by @beyondnegative

About Mike Ricker

The first time Ricker smoked weed was at a Santana concert at the age of 12. He then followed in his footsteps as an award-winning radio personality who became notorious for offering a stage for bong toking listeners in 9 different markets over 20 years. In 2016, the Cannabis industry came calling and the rest is history.

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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