When medical marijuana was legalized, dispensaries needed to hire staff to fill positions inside of the shops.
I wanted to work at a cannabis dispensary.
I found out that I could take a special class online to earn a budtender certification card. The budtender certification card made it much easier to get a job in the cannabis industry. I updated my resume that night with the budtender certification information and I received three phone calls for interviews an hour later. The budtender class really helped me get a job in the dispensary. I had three interviews that week and every single one of the places offered me a job. Ultimately, I decided to go with the place that had the best benefits for the employees. I receive health, dental, and vision benefits as well as stock options and a healthy discount on all of my medical marijuana supplies. The place even certified me for free after I met with the physician. It’s been 10 years since I started my job at the dispensary. Recreational marijuana has been legalized for 3 years and I am now the manager of three different marijuana shops in the city. My main office is in the shop where I started, but I frequently visit the others to stores as well. I hired a new manager for one of the places downtown and she had an impressive resume. I was pleasantly surprised to see that she got a budtender certification from the same place as me. The marijuana education center is still open 10 years later.