This article was originally published on WeedWeek and appears here with permission.
For many people hoping to break into the growing cannabis industry, ‘how to become a budtender’ is usually the first question asked. These days, medical marijuana dispensaries are a big part of the landscape in many urban and even suburban settings in the US. Why wouldn’t you want to get in on this exciting new industry?
But especially for people new to the scene, it can feel intimidating. Landing that dream budtender job can seem out of reach.
How to Become a Budtender
Become a budtender at your favorite cannabis dispensary by following these steps:
Develop strong product knowledge inside and out, and get cannabis training if you need it. Be totally familiar with all cannabis consumption methods from edibles to concentrates and be able to talk to customers about each of them and their benefits. Understand how cannabinoids and terpenes work, and be ready to explain the science to dispensary customers. Polish your customer service skills. Know cannabis markets and industry trends; can you point out what’s hot and what will be next month? Be part of cannabis culture, and an advocate for legalization.
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