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. 


After a battery of tests and misdiagnoses, I was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease twelve years ago, and thus began a long battle with trial-and-error medical treatments. I changed my diet several times, even though my doctors didn’t seem confident it would change much (it didn’t), went to physical therapy for pain-related issues, and took so many different pharmaceuticals I can’t even begin to recall each and every one. My days were foggy due to side effects from pharmaceuticals, such as steroids, that made me feel worse than I did before I even took them.

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