‘Budtender‘ isn’t exactly the term that many of them prefer to use for themselves.
Out of towners seeking a recreational toke smirk at the term every time they hear it, Budtenders (as individuals) are as diverse as the strains they sell, but the best of them all take their work seriously (click here to see our Budtender Certification).
The last thing that any Budtender would ever want for the public to assume is that they get paid to slack off and smoke all day.
A Budtender has to know the products just to help the customer, but with the unique legal position of cannabis, every government jurisdiction has its own regulations and laws… lots of them.
The last thing any cannabis company wants is to get on the wrong side of the law. An employee that already knows the rules and understands how to keep the business safe makes for a valuable asset.
Sure, most people wanting to become Budtenders will have some general knowledge of cannabis and its effects. But how does an employer know whether a candidate has an accurate education?