Tips for Becoming a Budtender

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When people are asked what cannabis jobs they’d like to do, one of the most popular responses will be the job of the budtender. It is an attractive position, because the bud tender can interact with customers and patients on a daily basis and show off their knowledge and help customers select the right product for their needs. With that in mind, how can you maximize the chances of becoming a successful budtender?

Prepare Some Anecdotes

Since the job of the budtender focusses on creating a personal connection with the patient or customer, you will need to engage with them, and the best way to do this from our experience is to tell little stories about past customers who were in a similar position to the customer and how they selected a particular strain and the benefits the strain provided them.

Although, be careful not to be too chatty and tell long boring stories. Keep the anecdotes to a few sentences and make sure they are relevant to the patient you are speaking with. There is an unwritten rule where people don’t connect with other people, they only connect with people with the stories that they tell.

Keep a Pulse of the Latest Trends

From personal experience, when you as a patient or customer has a better knowledge of the latest trends in the cannabis industry than the budtender, you are not truly motivated to buy from the dispensary. Keep up to date with the latest goings on in the industry by keeping abreast of social media for some of the industry’s biggest websites such as Cannabis.net. Websites such as Instagram are also very helpful.

We would recommend that you research areas which are hot at the moment such as:

  • Learning the differences between BHO and CO2 extraction.
  • A secure knowledge of dewaxed shatter.
  • Explaining why a 33% THC measurement is not truthful.

The more new knowledge that you can provide the customer or patient, the more likely they are to do business with you at the dispensary. You may also wish to research strains that have done well at the Cannabis Cup and other competitions. You can then feature these strains and use their awards as marketing tools to secure more sales. For medicinal patients, you may wish to recommend new strains based on recent research, and this could help medicinal patients select a strain that is suitable for their needs.

If you are looking for budtender jobs, we would recommend that you check out the cannabis jobs near me tool on Cannabis.net.