I applied for a job at several local marijuana shops before I even had an interview.
My first interview did not go well at all.
I didn’t have any experience and I didn’t take the time to learn about marijuana and the different products that are available. When I went to the interview, I was poorly prepared and it showed. I did not get the job after the interview. The next time I got the chance to interview for a job at the marijuana shop, I decided to prepare. I looked online to see what type of knowledge is necessary for budtenders and marijuana dispensary employees. I read a lot of the information online and I knew the difference between an indica and a sativa. I knew the difference between a concentrate, flower, edible, and vaporizer pen. When I interviewed with the manager of the recreational and medical marijuana shop, she was impressed with my wealth of knowledge. She was even surprised that I had never worked in a dispensary before. I told the manager that I really wanted a job at the dispensary and I was willing to do anything that it would take to get my foot in the door. She was impressed with my interview and offered me a job before I walked out the door. Once I got the job, I had to read the employee handbook. There was a test on everything in the employee handbook and I only had a week to learn all of the rules and regulations. At the end of the week I had to take a general THC Knowledge Test in order to work at the counter.