Budtenders are an extremely important part of the cannabis purchase process.
Budtenders are the first person that a customer interacts with when they are making a cannabis purchase. It is extremely important that the person knows information about different types of cannabis products. A bartender should know the difference between an indica, sativa, and a hybrid. A bartender should be able to point out an edible product that will help with pain, anxiety, or nausea. A very skilled bartender will be able to point out a strain even if the customer has no idea what they want. I have some of the best budtenders in the business. Every month I train the budtenders by giving them a surprise test. If they get the test correct, they win a $25 Visa gift card. If they get the test wrong, then they have to spend an hour reading the section of the rules or regulations regarding the question or problem that they missed. For instance, last week I quiz three of the new employees. I asked one of the women what type of marijuana strain would be best for pain relief. She suggested a heavy Indica strain called OG Kush and that was the correct answer. The next employee was asked to find the best strain for a person that was suffering from nervousness and anxiety. The employee brought me a product that was part CBD and part thc. Another really great suggestion. The third employee was asked to come up with a product that would be helpful for insomnia. The guy answered by saying Durban Poison dried flower, but that strain is a sativa and his answer was incorrect.