Pioneering cannabis college Oaksterdam University has released The Budtender’s Guide: A Reference Manual for Cannabis Consumers and Dispensary Professionals.
A budtender is an individual who helps customers at a dispensary. While they may seem like simple retail clerks, the position is regulated by the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJ-CRC) here in Garden State and their counterparts elsewhere. A budtender is like a pharmacist and a healer.
In the medical cannabis program, the doctor merely gives you a piece of paper that says you can go to a medical cannabis dispensary. At the dispensary, the budtender can recommend cannabis strains and products based on your symptoms.
The textbook seeks to be the definitive manual for cannabis consumers, students, and professionals in America’s fastest-growing industry.
The Budtender’s Guide ws designed to give both budtenders and consumers the knowledge they need to understand the landscape of cannabis products available in licit markets across the country, along with the plant’s history, laws and policies, science, and cultural nuances.
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This comprehensive guide brings together the collective knowledge of the experts at Oaksterdam University. They are America’s pioneering premier cannabis college. It is perfect for those who aspire to careers in cannabis and those who are already working as budtenders and wish to deepen their knowledge. It is also essential for cannabis consumers who want to be educated before they walk in a dispensary door.
“This book brings legitimacy to the role of budtender. As it continues to grow worldwide,” says Oaksterdam University Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones. “Budtenders are the crucial gatekeepers of the industry, ushering consumers into safe and educated usage. It is essential that they receive proper training, and this book offers just that.”
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As more states legalize cannabis, consumers are coming into contact with the plant more than ever before. Budtenders work on the front lines and play a crucial role in guiding consumers through a wide array of products, from edibles and beverages to concentrates and cartridges.
Also, the book provides a guide to dispensary customer service and the unique challenges and opportunities cannabis retail provides. Dispensary owners and managers will find this book an invaluable reference for staff.
The Budtender’s Guide helps budtenders and consumers navigate the constantly changing landscape of cannabis varieties, products, and legalization policies, as well as understand the chemistry of cannabis. It is designed as a quick start guide. The Budtender’s Guide has thorough and easy-to-use references, including cannabinoid, terpene, and flavonoid charts and other instructional media elements.
In addition, it’s the book is a good addition to any dispensary or cannabis consumer’s library. It has been written and peer-reviewed by the world-renowned faculty of Oaksterdam University.
Oaksterdam University faculty comprises professionals, academics, and subject matter experts who have taught more than 80,000 alumni from 110 countries. Many of them have become successful business owners and industry leaders as the cannabis industry grows.
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The Budtender’s Guide was edited by Angela Bacca, who has been covering the cannabis industry since 2007 and co-authored the Cannabis Grower’s Handbook.
Other contributors include Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML. He authored Clinical Applications for Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Journalist Mitchell Colbert, a long-time budtender, Oaksterdam University Budtending instructor, and former editor of The Leaf Online, also wrote sections. Natalie Darves contributed a lot. She is the founder of Cougar Acres Consulting. Other noted cannabis professionals contributed as well.
Oaksterdam University Chancellor Dale Sky Jones was recently featured in a documentary detailing her cannabis activism that had its East Coast premiere on the Jersey Shore.