Budtender

How to Become a Budtender

How to Become a Budtender

In the fast-growing cannabis industry, budtending is a great entry point for a variety of career paths. A budtender job may be up your alley if you enjoy constantly learning about trends and research in cannabis, working in a fast-paced environment, and helping others.

Oaksterdam University coined the term “budtender,” and offers the most respected Budtending Certification program in the nation.

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How to Become a Budtender

Cannabis Salaries: Budtending, Retail & Sales

If you enjoy cannabis, helping others, staying on top of trends and research, and working in a fast-paced environment, a budtending job may be for you. The 2022 Cannabis Salary Guide, just released by CannabizTeam Worldwide, offers insights related to budtending and the jobs it can lead to in the cannabis retail and sales sectors.

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Enter OU’s Budtender Advocacy Award

Enter OU’s Budtender Advocacy Award

Oaksterdam University is proud to sponsor the Community Advocacy Award at the 2022 Budtender Awards, presented at G4 Live, May 11-14 in Las Vegas. Winners will recieve scholarships to Oaksterdam’s Budtending Certification Program. Nominations for this prestigious award are open now.

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America’s Fastest-Growing Industry

America’s Fastest-Growing Industry

Cannabis is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S., according to the newly-released Leafly 2022 Jobs Report. The emerging sector now supports 428,059 jobs, up 33 percent from last year. It’s the fifth year in a row of job growth at 27 percent or more — the highest rate of any industry in the nation. Here are more highlights from the report …

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Start Low, Go Slow: Cannabis Dosing

Start Low, Go Slow: Cannabis Dosing

2 min. read: As a budtender, your customers and patients are going to have a wide range of questions about the different methods of ingesting cannabis and dosing guidelines. In many cases, they may turn to you for counsel rather than to their own personal doctor or nurse practitioner. Your customers’ visit to the dispensary may be their first face-to-face communication with any professional, or perhaps anyone at all, regarding their desire to consume cannabis. Here are some things to keep in mind as you field questions from your customers and patients …

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The Role of a Cannabis Budtender

The Role of a Cannabis Budtender

Budtenders work in dispensaries or provisioning centers and handle many of the same things anyone who works in retail is familiar with. However, they also deal with responsibilities unique to cannabis, such as product handling protocols, seed-to-sale tracking, and advanced security measures. Most importantly, budtenders must serve not only customers but patients with sensitive health conditions.

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