A budtender is the person behind the counter at a cannabis dispensary, there to help consumers choose which cannabis strains and products will be best for their wants and needs. California budtenders have seen a lot of traffic since cannabis became recreational in January 2018. Both medical and recreational consumers are now visiting dispensaries for their very first time, entering a world of weed products including edibles, extracts, and flower that inspire a number of questions for the budtenders. Every dispensary is different, so budtenders are a valuable resource for both new and old consumers browsing the assortment of cannabis products that may seem overwhelming without a budtender to guide them.
Fortunately, 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 favorite strain of cannabis.