Budtenders to be in high demand as Michigan preps to license medical marijuana dispensaries

DETROIT — With medical marijuana on the cusp of becoming a bona fide industry in Michigan, the people who educate customers and sell the product in dispensaries — budtenders in marijuana lingo — will be in high demand.

Across the state, as dispensaries prepare to open, owners will be seeking hundreds of workers to be the sales force and consultants for medical marijuana patients. And this won’t be your typical retail job.

While a doctor approves patients for a medical marijuana card, it’s the budtenders who will help them figure out which marijuana product might work best for them, the Detroit Free Press reported. Different strains of marijuana produce different effects, for example. And marijuana-infused edibles, concentrates and drinks take different amounts of time to kick in.

The budtender helps customers determine what might work best for them. Classes being taught both in a classroom setting and online are designed to teach those

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