Ask a Budtender: How Do You Get That Job?

Rachel Wolfson, a.k.a. Wolfie, a budtender at Alternative Herbal Health Services in West Hollywood, has a formula for getting a budtender job: Smoke weed everyday, have high hopes, and befriend everyone at your local dispensary. For Wolfson, dealing with high people is fun — the higher the better, she says. And, she adds, if you call your joint a "doobie," you're cool — a term used mostly by older demographics, it means you have some experience under your belt. 


California may have been the first in the country to pioneer cannabis law reform, but the Golden State is still struggling to eliminate the black market and sell affordable, legal pot. In 1996, California voters passed Prop 215 to legalize medical marijuana. In the years immediately following its passage, medical cannabis was a small and largely unregulated affair.

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