“Budtenders” is the common term to refer to customer-facing dispensary employees, also known as consultants. They are often a user’s best resource for determining which strain and products to try. Budtenders are known to spend anywhere from five to fifteen minutes with a single user giving them the attention and support they need to make an informed decision.
If you are purchasing edible products, ask about those with consistent THC distribution and dosing, with a strong reputation. If purchasing an extract, find out if it has passed residual solvent testing.
When choosing cannabis flower, make sure to inspect the product in two ways. First, see if the buds look fresh with abundant trichomes, which will look like tiny crystals. Avoid dried-out, brown cannabis- which won’t have the potency, flavor, or effects that more recently- harvested cannabis will. Also be sure to let your Budtender know how important clean cannabis flower/ oil is to you (cannabis that tests negatively for chemicals, pesticides, and other contaminants).