On Episode 19 we talk with two highly rated Budtenders from Kind Care of Colorado, the dispensary where Farmer Adam is a head grower. The job of Budtender puts a person in a one on one discussion with tons of different patients with a slew of different medical issues. There is no degree but maybe there should be, being that there are so many facets to prescribing the best medicine for an individual. Haley says it’s way more labor intensive than people realize and it’s very important to be highly educated in every aspect of cannabis. Aaron studied horticulture and biology and it lead to a job in a dispensary. He speaks of loving the fit of the job for him, a person who gets to help people in ways they didn’t know they could be helped.
Jody of Berkeley continues the story of overeating an edible and having a terrible experience. Farmer Adam discusses all remedies for this type of issue, which many users have encountered. If you go to a dispensary and get bad advice on edibles you could end up with a panic attack type feeling that can last hours. The experts say you are safe, and not going to die but it feels like you might. A question arises as to the level of responsibility for education and training at dispensaries and for budtenders. There are no reported deaths from ingesting only cannabis.