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  1. Ron Strider

    WA: How Budtenders Help Customers Pick The Right Cannabis

    After Washington legalized recreational cannabis in 2012, small shops began to crop up. At first, these stores tended to consist of little more than a counter with a mix of flowers and edibles, with only one or two staffers on hand. In short, it wasn't a personal experience and most people...
  2. Ron Strider

    Budtending Offers An Entry-Level Job Opportunity In The Marijuana Industry

    When she was 14, Sandra Andrade first learned about marijuana from her brother who had an outdoor garden. Today, the 36-year-old works at downtown L.A. dispensary Kushmart, where she helms the point-of-sale contact for those who want to purchase cannabis products. In weed industry terms, she's a...