When you walk into a dispensary, have questions, and need advice, a friendly budtender with a smiling face can mean everything. At HWY 420, we truly feel that our budtenders are the beating heart of our dispensary, as well as the cannabis community. International Budtender Day is a special occasion to recognize those smiling faces and give a little appreciation back to these awesome individuals. Take a look below to find out how you can recognize your favorite budtender below.
What is a Budtender?
A “budtender” is a professional inside the cannabis dispensary who interacts with customers, answers questions, offers advice about products, and helps with purchases. The name budtender first became a thing soon after the legal cannabis market began to emerge in those first states, and the fitting title has remained attached all these years later.
Budtenders go through extensive training, but they are often highly in tune with cannabis and cannabis products. Therefore, they are good at making product recommendations and answering questions like:
- What is limonene?
- What are the best flower strains and pre-rolls in Washington State?
- What is BHO anyway?
- How is the Triangle Mints strain?
- What’s the best drink from Ray’s Lemonade?
Even if you have questions not necessarily product-related, such as where you can find the best 420-friendly camping sites or things to do in Bremerton, a good budtender can help you out.
What is International Budtender Day?
International Budtender Day is a celebration of budtenders from all over that was originally started by Leafly a few years ago. October 20th is a day set aside to celebrate all the amazing individuals who spend their days guiding others on their cannabis journeys. Each year, dispensaries and others in the cannabis business work to highlight budtenders and make sure they know how much they are appreciated. While celebrations and events can vary from place to place, budtenders may be granted everything from chances at scholarships to swag from top cannabis brands.
How to Recognize Your Favorite Budtender
Whether you are totally new to cannabis or a seasoned connoisseur, you probably know a good budtender who has enhanced your experience with cannabis. October 20th is the day to make sure those individuals know just how much you appreciate them. So, what’s the best way to do just that? Leave a review of your favorite dispensary on Google, Leafly, or even Yelp, and call out the name of the budtender you appreciate!
To make sure you get your review in a place where our budtenders will definitely see them, be sure to leave feedback using the links provided below:
- Leafly | Silverdale
- Google | Silverdale
- Yelp | Silverdale
- Leafly| Bremerton
- Google | Bremerton
- Yelp| Bremerton
Remember, your feedback ensures the people who work the hardest to connect you with a good cannabis experience know how much they are valued. Your recognition of their hard work is bound to leave them with a smile.
Celebrate International Budtender Day with Special Deals at HWY 420
If you have left a review, and want to take things a step further, look for other events and opportunities at your favorite dispensaries to celebrate budtenders. For example, at HWY 420, we allowed each of our fantastic budtenders to pick certain items on the menu that they enjoy and offer those products for a special price. So, customers will find good deals on hand-picked products picked right from their favorite brands on our menu like:
Stop by and Meet Some of the Best Budtenders at HWY 420
While it has taken a village to make the current cannabis industry what it is, budtenders have played such a vital role in the process. These cannabis-passionate individuals work hard to connect people to cannabis products they can appreciate, make people feel welcome in often unfamiliar territory, and deserve all the props for what they do.
At HWY 420, we’re proud to have one of the best collections of budtenders in our dispensaries in Bremerton and Silverdale. If you’re looking for a place with knowledgeable cannabis guides that will make you feel right at home, be sure to stop in for a visit. Not only will you get to interact with the team, you will also get access to some great weed deals in lieu of International Budtender Day.