Benjamin Bey of Soul D’licious Seasonings and co-host Stephanie Magurno of THC Production, LLC interview a gaggle of budtenders from Jade Cannabis Company in Las Vegas and Reno. We’re chatting with them to hear some great stories, trials, tribulations, and more.
Hash It Out – The Budtenders of Jade Cannabis Company
Today we’re hashing it out with budtenders Adriana & Andie from Jade Cannabis Company in Vegas and Morgan & Juan in Reno. Andie got into the industry for about nine months. She was a bartender and food service worker who transferred to Jade Cannabis Company after COVID-19 shut down the food industry.
Adriana was a stay-at-home mom. After deciding she was ready to get back into the workplace, she chose to work at Jade Cannabis Company.
Juan got into the industry about three years ago. He used to work at a childcare hospital. He began his journey at Jade Cannabis Company in admin and transferred over to budtending.
Morgan is the newest to the industry. She’s been at Jade Cannabis Company for a little less than three months. She’s a big fan of the Experience Premium Cannabis tinctures, especially their G.I. tincture.
A Day in the Life At Jade Cannabis Company
A big part of budtending at Jade Cannabis Company is just having fun and interacting with the clientele. She loves the fast-paced environment and loves helping people. Whether they’re at Jade for medical or recreational cannabis, she gets her own high from assisting them and making their day.
Andie’s favorite products include anything new at Jade Cannabis Company. She has recently gotten into concentrates and loves flower as well. Working at Jade, she constantly feels like a kid in a candy store. However, her most favorite item is OMG THC’s vegan chocolate bar.
He loves how dynamic Jade Cannabis Company can be. There’s a fun party life all around the dispensary because of its location in Reno. Additionally, he loves the “bar” vibe, and he really enjoys being there because of the social aspect. Finally, he’s a big fan of helping people get past the stigmas associated with using cannabis. He feels tinctures are a great way to enter into the cannabis space.
For 420, Juan plans to celebrate by consuming a lot of cannabis. He loves the Soul D’licious Infused chipotle seasoning and plans to use a lot of it on the food he cooks for his friends and family. He also plans to eat some of OMG THC’s chocolate-covered cherries.
Morgan feels there is a lot of stigmas and barriers to help people get over. It’s really a generational thing. Additionally, there was a lot of propaganda fed to the Baby Booms, and she works hard to make sure that she can dispel the rumors and get cannabis out to the people who need it. Finally, a lot of the issues are being addressed.
Morgan is a huge fan of all the EPC tinctures. She usually has at least 4 on hand and uses them for TMG, to help her get quality sleep, and celiac disease. Additionally, she takes the G.I. tincture to help with tummy troubles. Her boyfriend also uses EPC’s tinctures.
Adriana is a big fan of vaping. While she was traditionally a flower smoker, she loves the convenience of vaping. MPX is one of her favorites. She uses Indicas for pain and anxiety and she feels they work great to combat her issues. After reviewing many products, she loves recommending them to others as well.
Budtenders and Tipping Etiquette
A lot of people tip budtenders. However, some don’t think about it at all. Of course, the budtenders love tips. Many people tip the standard 15-20%. All in all, anything is fair and much appreciated. Generally, it’s considered good practice, much like it would be at a bar.
There are some regulars who tip frequently. Additionally, because of the locations of Jade Cannabis Company, many tourists come in and tip the budtenders. It’s all about rapport and how the customers are feeling that day.
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