Cannabis budtenders are forced to learn more about marijuana on their free time

You would hope and pray that most jobs actually teach you the skills you’re expected to perform during your shifts.

You should receive adequate training while you’re clocked-in and getting paid for your time.

The idea of forcing employees to teach themselves vital skills during their free time is insane to me. Despite this, I have run into a number of different job positions where that was expected. And I’m not talking about having job prerequisites, because those are different. It’s perfectly acceptable to expect the doctor you’re hiring for your hospital to have experience working in hospitals and understand how most of them function on a day to day basis. You would expect that doctor to possess certain job experience and wouldn’t need to spend separate time going over these skills again. But if you were expecting medical school students to learn in their freetime and not attend classes or hands on job training, you can imagine how crazy that would be. Perhaps cannabis budtenders aren’t in a position where they could easily kill someone out of negligence like a doctor can, but I still think they deserve to receive job training that involves education about the plant and how it works for their customers. Part of me dies inside when I hear inexperienced budtenders give false information to new patients. The last time I was at my favorite cannabis dispensary, there was an older woman looking for a marijuana strain to get rid of her anxiety. I had to interrupt when the budtender tried to sell the woman a stimulating sativa strain that would have aggravated her anxiety problems severely.

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