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Budtending 101

In Budtending 101, you will acquire the basic knowledge necessary for a successful career as a budtender. Being a budtender is one of the most important roles in the legal cannabis industry. Budtenders are the point of contact for the customer and service as an important resource. Simply put, a budtender connects customers with products.

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Lesson 1:

Intro to Course


A brief overview of what you can expect to learn with Budtending 101. This course is designed to give you the basics of what it takes to be a budtender.

Lesson 2:

What is Budtending?


Not sure what budtending is? We've got you covered. Learn the high-level expectations of a budtender and what makes this role so important.

Lesson 3:

Basics of Budtending


Whether you are in Maine or California, the basics of the budtending role remain the same. This section will cover those basics.

Lesson 4:

Customer Service is Key


Product knowledge is important but knowing how to provide excellent customer service is the #1 trait of top level budtenders.

Lesson 5:

You can always go up!


Knowing how to recommend the appropriate THC dosages is critical. A bad experience can turn a future customer into a negative review.

Lesson 6:

Indica, Hybrid, Sativa


A budtender is responsible for knowing the difference between these 3 strains and articulating those differences to the customer.

Lesson 7:

Endocannabinoid System


More than just a big word. Knowledge of the endocannabinoid system will help you demonstrate expertise and put customers at ease.

Lesson 8:



Another big word with big importance for a skilled budtender. Find out what the fuss is all about in this lesson. We cover what you need to know about phytocannabinoids.

Lesson 9:

State Laws


Every state has different rules and regulations. This lesson will provide a high-level overview to get you a working knowledge of how things vary.

Lesson 10:

Key Takeaways


Great job! You made it to the final lesson. This lesson will provide a summary of all that we've accomplished!

What You'll Learn

Get a working knowledge of what a budtender is and why it matters in the cannabis industry. 

Learn the basics of budtending so that you are prepared for your future career.

Level up on the key skills for the trade like customer service and recommended dosage.

Develop an understanding of Indica, Hybrid, & Sativa. 

Enhance your knowledge of the endocannabinoid system and phytocannabinoids.

A working knowledge of the differences amongst state laws and why they matter to you.

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