Budtender Interview #8 - Cassandra
Budtender | California
Which state do you work in?: California
How long have you been a Budtender? About 5 months now but have been in the industry for about 4 years.
Retail, Medical or Both? Medical only
How did you get into the Industry?: By having a great group of friends who’ve excelled in the industry in the past few years (:
What is your favorite aspect the being a Budtender?: It would have to be my patients, they are what makes me the most excited about coming to work everyday. Making sure they leave happy and cared about is my #1 goal everyday. They become more of a friend than a customer. I love my job because I love my patients. (:
The funniest moment you have had at work, with a customer or job related? I had a funny yet crazy experience when a patient walked in with a HUGE RED SPIDER on his hat! As I was telling him about the spider it starts to crawl toward his face. I am terrified of spiders so I froze. Thankfully one of my coworkers calmly took his hat off his head and set it on the counter. It was intense but makes me laugh every time I think about it.
Most random question somebody has asked you about cannabis? I have had someone ask me if you can “snort marijuana”. Lol
Favorite Strain and why?: Blue Dream is my favorite! It’s the perfect daytime medication for a happy high to keep me going 12 hours a day 7 days a week (:
Do you like edibles? If so, what is your favorite and why? Yes I do but only for certain occasions. Its very hard to find the perfect edible for yourself. Korova is provably the best company that I’ve tried so far. Great taste, all different levels of potency and at a good price.
Advice for others wanting to work in the cannabis Industry? Be outgoing and make an effort to go out and meet people already in the industry. You can start by talking to budtenders while getting your meds or reach out to a few companies or shops on Instagram. If you seem dedicated they will respond. There are so many opportunities in all branches whether its working in a med shop, growing and producing the product, cooking edibles or learning to blow glass to become apn artist. Follow your passion and don’t give up on it.
Do you have an Instagram? If so, what is your user name? Cass_plazagirl
Is there anything you would like to see improve in the industry? The Legality in California. I wish the cities would make up there minds about not only store fronts but grows as well. If you have the correct paperwork and follow the exact guidelines they shouldn’t be allowed to mess with you.
What are the best perks about your job? Getting to try all the new products . There are some crazy original things people come out with especially with edibles. Yummm (:
Do you use cannabis medically? Yes, I started using cannabis after I got attacked by a dog and had nerve damage which is a very weird , uncomfortable feeling. Come to find out it helps prevent me from having migraines as well as get through them better.
What is your favorite movie? Alpha Dog is my all time favorite movie. (:
What is your hobby? Honestly I Love to grow. At first It’s a lot of hard work and difficult figuring out what products work best for your plants but it’s a beautiful process. My garden is my happy place (:
What is the #1 thing you are most grateful for? Being giving the opportunity to not only be a budtender but a manager of a collective. Ive gotten to Watch this amazing shop grow from day one and its been the best experience. I have the best coworkers and this is our passion not just a job.