When shopping for marijuana, your budtender is ultimately the person who’s helping you get high. A good budtender is much more than that person behind the counter helping you choose an eighth of high-quality cannabis.
While they can undoubtedly help you pick out the pot that will elevate your body and mind, they’re also the people who can help you pick out the best product to fit your personal needs. Your budtender is making you happy. Following are some tips on reciprocating the love.
3 Ways to Better Treat Your Budtender
1. Give Them the Respect They Deserve
They’ve heard the jokes about the stoner stereotypes a million times. Making some stupid Cheech and Chong reference is the last thing they want to hear. Your budtender is there to provide you with the knowledge and expertise you need to choose the best product for you.
They don’t see themselves as slacker stoners, and that’s the last thing they want to be treated as. When you give your budtender the respect that they deserve, you get that respect right back. Value their knowledge. They’ve worked hard to get where they’re at.
2. Leave a Tip
Leaving a tip for your budtender is like leaving a tip for your bartender. Or server. Or anyone else who’s doing a service for you that’s probably not making as much money as they should. Only buying a $5 joint? Awesome. Leave your budtender a buck.
Not only will they appreciate your kind gesture, but leaving a tip can help build the bond you want to establish for your budtender. They are after all, the person helping you get high. You probably wouldn’t buy a drink without tipping at least $1. Go into the dispensary with the same frame of mind.
3. Weigh Your Options, But Don’t Take All Day to Decide
We know that going into a dispensary can make you feel like a kid in a candy store. There’s just so much weed. A dispensary is likely to not only be stocked with some of your favorite strains, but also with several you’ve never even heard of. We know it can take some time on making a decision, but don’t let yourself take all day.
Your budtender sees hundreds of people each day. And while they want you to find the perfect product, they don’t want to sit with you for an hour while you pick it out. Looked at your 8th eighth and still can’t figure out what you want? Do your budtender a favor and don’t take all day with your decision. They’ve got work to do.
Establishing a good relationship with your budtender is one of the best things you can do if you’re frequently visiting the dispensary to buy weed. It can improve your purchasing experience, and lead to long-lasting relationship that is grounded in a mutual love for Mary Jane. Learn to make your budtender happy, and you’ll find your world of weed to be a much more pleasant place.