A budtender is the helpful person behind the counter at a  dispensary, there to help consumers choose which cannabis strains and products fit their wants and needs best. California budtenders have been busy 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 though, so budtenders are a valuable resource for both new and old consumers browsing the aisles of cannabis products that may seem overwhelming without a guide helping 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 method to consume.