10 Budtenders Predict the Future of Cannabis

2018 has been a great year for cannabis, partly because a number of states and all of Canada legalized the consumption of weed for adult use. Now, patients and consumers in select states can go to a dispensary to purchase cannabis of their choosing, just like going to a bar to buy a drink. Even the experts - budtenders - expect to see more cannabis lounges in the near future, where people can consume more freely. A budtender is the person behind the counter at a cannabis dispensary, there to help consumers choose which cannabis strains and products are best for their wants and needs. Budtenders are the first on the floor to help consumers, so they're certainly qualified to predict the future of cannabis. 

Civilized sat down with budtenders from all over Los Angeles to learn about cannabis culture and dispensaries in our weekly series Ask A Budtender. In this episode of the series, the budtenders discuss their predictions for the future of cannabis.  

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On Flatbush Avenue, tucked amidst the nexus of four iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods (Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights), medical cannabis company Citiva opened up their newest location at the turn of the new year. Walking through the shiny glass door, you’re first struck by the sleek tidiness of the front lobby. Both the dispensary's resident pharmacist and receptionist greet visitors as they clear patients (as does any medical dispensary in the country) before allowing them through to the retail room.

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