I yearn for the old days, when medical cannabis was difficult to acquire. I was the store manager for a state-owned dispensary, and I was as bored and lonely as the old Maytag Repair Man from the TV commercials. There were some days that I had zero customers during an eight hour shift! I did a lot of reading back then, and even took a couple of business classes online so I could put in for a promotion. Two years ago the voters of this state decided to change the laws. Now the rules for medical and recreational cannabis use are very relaxed, and my boring days in the dispensary are a thing of the past. I can no longer put my feet up and read a book, because there is always a long line of people waiting to come into the cannabis dispensary. I feel more like a bartender than a budtender, because the cannabis consultations seem to never stop. Things would be different if my pay went up. I got paid the same amount to do nothing as I do now, when I am legit slammed busy all day long at the cannabis dispensary. I am not an owner, I am an employee who is on salary, which means I don’t get a percentage of the profits from the cannabis dispensary. I either need to renegotiate my contract with the state, or start putting in resumes at other cannabis dispensaries in the area. If I’m going to have to work this hard I need a lot more money.