Cannabis budtenders should possess knowledge and information about the plant

It’s a pharmacist’s job to answer any question you might have about the medicine that your doctor prescribed you.

In a perfect world all physicians would know exactly what to tell each patient regarding their medications without ever leaving important details out.

But it’s not just failing to educate their patients about a drug’s effects, they might forget that you’re already taking another medication that has known interactions with the new medication. This happened to me several years ago, and it was my pharmacist who noticed it. If it wasn’t for my pharmacist, I would have unknowingly taken two drugs simultaneously that are known to cause heart problems in synergy. Even though cannabis isn’t going to give you side effects that could be fatal, you still don’t want to unknowingly buy and consume a strain of cannabis that is going to give you bad effects. Not everyone is affected by the plant in the same way, and many people prefer strains that are dissimilar and have contrasting effects. There are people who prefer sativas, others who only buy indicas, and a handful that stick with hybrids to get effects that are somewhere in between. A budtender should know what kind terpenes are dominant in each strain and how they will affect the customer’s experience. If you know one particular strain is bad for your mental health for whatever reason, you can avoid other strains that have similar terpene concentrations. That’s why a budtender needs to possess as much knowledge and information about the cannabis plant as possible. If I have questions when I’m shopping at the medical cannabis dispensary, the budtenders who have the right answers or know someone working in the store that does.

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