Budtenders Tell Us How They Feel About The Title "Budtender"

Call them what you want — budtenders, cannabis consultants, or sales associates — they're behind the counter at your favorite dispensary, there to help choose which cannabis strains and products are best for your wants and needs. Every dispensary is unique, with different brands, products, flowers, and even budtenders, because some shops refer to them by another name. Even though they go by different names, they're all there for the same reason, to help old and new consumers browse the assortment of products, so they feel more comfortable asking questions about flower, oil, topicals, and all things cannabis.

Civilized sat down with budtenders from all over Los Angeles to learn more about cannabis culture and dispensaries in our weekly series Ask A Budtender. In this episode of the series, the budtenders reveal how they feel about the title "budtender".

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