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Product Expectations as a Bud-Tender

marijuana tincture

Know your dispensary’s products and use it in your Budtender knowledge for your medical and recreational marijuana sales pitches.


Marijuana Tincture

A tincture is a medicinal extract in an alcohol solution. The alcohol is used to extract and preserve the resins and other soluble material from medical marijuana.

Tinctures are perhaps the least popular way of consuming medical marijuana. Cannabis tinctures are an excellent way to utilize the plant’s medicinal ingredients and a perfect alternative for those who find smoking difficult.

Typically, patients put a few drops of this concentrated liquid under their tongue, and within a few minutes, they feel the effects. Tinctures are known for delivering the medicine rather quickly and then bringing a steady high over a long period of time.

An advantage of tincture and extract preparations is their ease of dispensing, consumption, and rapid absorption. Tinctures can become very potent when concentrated, so adjust accordingly to individual patient requirements.


Hash Oil

cannabis oilHash oil is a concentrated substance derived from cannabis and is traditionally a dark, golden tone. The texture varies from crystal (glossy) amber to a gold resin (smoother).

Hash oil is a resinous matrix of cannabinoids produced by a solvent extraction of cannabis. Oil is a concentrated product with high THC content, which generally varies between 40% and 90%.

Related honey oil is a specific type of hash oil extracted with butane. Hash oil can be consumed in various ways, including smoking, vaporization, topical ointment, or it may be consumed orally.

Oil has been created through a variety of other extraction forms create this method of medicine as another option that a Budtender can recommend.


Cannabis Edibles

Cannabis foods (including hash brownies and space cakes), more formally known as edibles, are food products made with cannabis in herbal or resin form as an ingredient. They are consumed as an alternative means to experience the effects of cannabinoids without smoking marijuana or hashish.

Instead, the cannabinoids are put into the cake, cookie, brownie, or other foods, and are consumed for medicinal purposes. Your dispensary will most likely provide patients with delicious treats that have high potency effects made with cannabis oil, butter, and hash oils for you to sell as a Budtender.

The effect of edibles can take 45 minutes to a couple hours to fully feel its effect. Make sure to have proper labeling and explain to your patients to eat small amounts until they know the effect of the product it required as a Budtender.


Marijuana Joints

marijuana jointYou should have pre-rolled joints of medication so patients can buy a sample for a good price. Joint is a slang term for a cigarette rolled using cannabis.

Rolling papers are the most common rolling medium used and modern papers are now made from a wide variety of materials including rice, hemp, and flax.

A joint can vary in size, typically containing between 0.25 grams to 1 grams net weight of cannabis. If you roll the shake (bud-trimmings that you have left over from harvest) into joints, this will allow for an effective high with a cost-effective system for your dispensary.

You double your money not loses your money. If you grind perfectly good medicine to sell as joints and the retail cost is $8.00 per gram, the dispensary will need to charge $16.00 for the joint (1 gram) in order to make profit selling joints that way.

Most people would rather buy a 1 gram of good medicine for $10.00 rather than an expensive joint for $16.00. So when you use the shake to make joints or as freebies, it will give your patients a good reason to coming back to the dispensary.

Make sure they know the effects of the medication and the quality and potency of each product before purchasing.



Smoke-ables refers to the parts of the herb cannabis that are smoked as a form of medicine or herbal therapy, this can be bud, hash, hash oil, trimmings, and shake. Medical marijuana can be smoked with papers, glass devices, pipes, and many other devices.

The harm caused by smoking can be minimized or eliminated by the use of a vaporizer or ingesting the cannabis in an edible form.



vaporizer marijuanaVaporizers are the safest way to medicate if you’re looking to smoke. Vaporizers are devices that heat the active constituents to a temperature below the ignition point of medical marijuana so that their vapors can be inhaled.

Combustion of plant material is avoided, thus preventing the formation of carcinogens. Vaporizers eliminate the release of irritants and toxic compounds while delivering equivalent amounts of THC into the bloodstream.

Vaporizers are the optimal route of administration because they allow for rapid and complete absorption with minimal combustible byproducts. It is good to know as a Budtender that these byproducts are often considered the major health risk associated with smoking tobacco.


Cannabis Creams

Herbal creams used as a topical ointment delivers the pain relieving and healing power of cannabis right where patients need it most. Cannabis lotion is quickly absorbed through the skin, with nearly immediate results that last for hours without getting patients “high”.

Cannabis creams are used just like any other topical pain relief application and it works well for inner muscles helping with chronic pain since it can be absorbed deep into your muscles.

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