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This year alone, jobs in the cannabis industry increased by 76 percent. Ready to get in on the cannabis market and all the profits it can offer? Budtender jobs are a great way to start.
There are many different ways to get involved in the cannabis industry. From growing product to sales and marketing, there’s a cannabis job for just about every skill set. However, budtender jobs offer a great way to get in on the ground floor, with no specialized experience required.
As a budtender, you’ll be responsible for using your cannabis knowledge to help people find the best products for them. Ready to start your cannabis career while also helping other people? Here’s what you need to know about finding a budtender job.
What Is a Dispensary?
If you work as a budtender, you’ll work in a dispensary. But what is a dispensary, anyway?
In this context, a dispensary refers to a place where people can legally buy recreational or medical marijuana.
Like bars, dispensaries must follow certain rules to sell their controlled substances legally. But unlike bars, dispensaries aren’t designed for marijuana consumption on-premises. They’re more like grocery stores that sell only marijuana and related products.
The Requirements to Work in a Dispensary
Wondering how to get a job at a dispensary? The good news about budtender jobs is this: you don’t need special training or certificates to get them. However, there are still some requirements for these jobs.
The main thing is to have great people and customer service skills. You should be able to connect with your customers and offer them a great experience in the store.
You’ll also need to be great at following rules. It’s very important that budtenders remember to check the IDs of everyone that comes through the door, for example.
And, of course, you’ll need to know a lot about cannabis and related products. While you can learn on the job, you’re much more likely to get hired if you have lots of previous knowledge.
How Do Dispensaries Pay Their Employees?
One thing you’ll quickly notice is that dispensaries only work with cash. They can’t use traditional bank accounts since cannabis is still federally illegal.
So how will you get paid? In cash — at least the vast majority of the time. While a few banking solutions for cannabis companies have popped up recently, most companies still navigate this issue by doing all their business in cash.
However, this doesn’t mean you’re getting paid under the table. These businesses are still legal, and still must pay taxes like ordinary businesses.
Ready to Look for Budtender Jobs?
With some cannabis knowledge, customer service skills, and a willingness to learn, you’re ready to start applying for budtender jobs.
These jobs can be competitive, so be patient and put out a lot of applications. The more cannabis industry experience you have, the easier it will become to get hired. By taking these first steps to build up your cannabis industry career, you’re off to a great start!
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