Ever since cannabis became legalized in my local state, I hoped to work in a cannabis dispensary.
I checked into how to become licensed as a budtender and discovered there are various levels to it.
In those states where recreational and medical marijuana are legal, it is fairly easy to get hired in a weed shop. However, the position is nothing more than a cashier in those venues. I’d make minimum wage and wouldn’t be qualified to answer any questions. It is like a person going to the drugstore and picking out Tylenol. Some higher end recreational cannabis dispensaries include cool features like vape lounges, dab bars and a selection of new cannabis products. Those budtenders are required to pass courses offered by cannabis education companies. They are required to be knowledgeable about the many products, how to sell them and how to manage a dispensary. In states where only medical marijuana is legal, the budtenders are centered around understanding the benefits of cannabis for the treatment of each patient. I’d need more than just cannabis 101. My aspiration was to work with medical marijuana patients. I hoped to help them reduce nausea from chemotherapy. I wanted to be aware of which strains help with seizures. I wanted to be able to explain how cannabis works to treat PTSD. It was a lot of effort, education and fees as I worked my way up the ladder. However, I now am thrilled with what I do and every step to acquire my position at the dispensary was totally worth it. I feel satisfied that I am essentially providing a holistic drug for people who are struggling with medical ailments. I can help people suffering from depression, anxiety and chronic pain find relief. I just love recommending the ideal cannabis product.