Location: 14  legal states but this is subject to change


Applicants Must:

  • know how to use a cash register and have an average level of numeracy
  • have good web-searching skills
  • know where to find medical marijuana information
  • tend towards scientific nerdism
  • understand how cannabinoid receptors work

Applicants Should:

  • have a passing knowledge of weed jargon
  • have first hand knowledge of marijuana use

Note: possession of a valid medical marijuana registration card will be viewed favorably.

Salary: $10 to $20 per hour

Okay, so we made it up but only because, although such jobs really do exist, they’re not widely advertised and come mainly by word-of-mouth.

At GreenLeaf Farm in Boulder, Colorado, owner Jan Cole has hired five or six budtenders whose knowledge on the subject impressed her.  She says that University of Colorado students make good budtenders and those she has employed became marijuana patients following skiing or snowboarding injuries.

Cole says of her student budtenders:

“They work hard. They study it. They actually do homework and write things about the strains. They’re very much into it. They’re people who plan on making this their lifelong career.”

She also knows of an architecture student who hopes to design greenhouses if marijuana becomes strictly regulated.

One of Cole’s budtenders, Sarah Reidy, hasn’t decided yet if she will make her career in medical marijuana but she says it is a possibility.  Reidy is majoring in English and political science at the University of Colorado to help her fulfil her plans for a career in law.  However, when she worked as an intern for a Denver lawyer specializing in medical marijuana, Reidy became so fascinated with the industry that she decided to take a look at the dispensary side of things.  She was amazed to discover that budtending might be termed as onbudtendere of the ‘caring professions.’

In particular, she remembers a woman who came in as a new patient who, in Reidy’s words ‘just looked sick.’ Reidy goes on to say:

“While I was explaining to her how the caregiver process works, she had to excuse herself (to the bathroom). She was afraid she was going to be sick. After we talked about the caregiver process, she was able to purchase her medicine.”

And, when the same patient came back, a week later?

“She was smiling, energetic. She was so happy I remembered her name. I was able to help her get medicine to keep her feeling like that.”

Will hopeful applicants please form an orderly queue.


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Join the discussion 19 Comments

  • Sami says:

    I have no experience, but I am interested in breaking in to the industry. I was wondering if there is anything that makes you more appealing to dispensaries if you don’t have experience, but put the work in to learn the strains and facts and laws?

  • Anthony says:

    10+ years growing experience, Cloning, Lighting, Irrigation, Harvesting and Trimming, Drying and Curing, and 2+ Years experience in making Hash. Computer Literate, Experience With software installation, Hardware installation, as well as troubleshooting network protocol, and resolving issues with end users. Passionate about the Marijuana industry and just looking to get my foot in the door. Looking for this to be my last job, and my next Career. Thank You, Anthony

  • Aldon Isenberg says:

    I am looking for work in Colorado.
    I can forward my resume if you e-mail or call me.

  • I am a MMJ patient in Palmdale Ca. I am in a neverending fight to get completely certified in the MMJ field of work, I would have been certified by now but do to a lay off in a struggling economy, I haven’t had a chance to enroll at Oaksterdam University yet. My Mom died from lung/stomach cancer in 1999 but before she passed I was able to introduce her to the MMJ world before she left. The first time she had her meds was 2 weeks before she died and that was the first time I had seen relief on her face in 9 years and unfortunately that would be the last time she smiled without pain in her eyes. Since then I have been researching and networking like out of this world, in the end I will have a dispensary but until then keep up the fight. Any information you may bestow upon me would be a blessing, Thank You in advance for reading this. ONE LOVE

  • I have 20 yrs plus growing exp.relocatable and own income. Cloning,propogation and breeding familiar(505)330-7188

  • Zach Lipscomb says:

    Currently living in Georgia, Very Unhappy about state and federal laws. Would like nothing more than to get into the Medical Cannibis Industry and to get out of this lame state. Would like to work six days a week with an enthusiastic team. I’m tired of looking over my shoulder all the time in this zero tolerance region of america, this is not the quality of life I want to live in here in Georgia. Please send info on jobs available thanks.

  • "frosty" smith says:

    Am looking for work in bremerton washington area. port orchard preferably. Knowledgeable of the medical marijuana field.

  • Nahall says:

    Hi im looking to be a bud tender, I am 18 years old please email me back if you are interested in more info. thanks.

  • Sandra Martinez says:

    Please e-mail me regarding budtender position.
    e-mail: spicysandra@live.com

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    I welcome you to contact me directly by phone or email with any possible questions or business offers. I own and run RLCDesigns which is my creative design small creative design firm and recently ventured into doing very specific (non-traditional) Cannabis [Spokesperson Activism] I am an alternative cannabis model attempting to change the stereotypes in the cannabis female modeling industry and mainstream media image of medical marijuana & as a resource as a whole! Marketing myself as a strong cannabis advocate and “professional” model (tasteful – real face, real patient using cannabis daily to treat several major health problems and not ashamed to be loud about its true benefit!) Please read about all my skills and active talents listed in detail on my company website, I welcome you to visit links are provided below before my detailed listed resume.

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  • Learman says:

    I am a legal Montana Medical Marijuana patient and caregiver. I am seeking a female room mate, companion and bud tender.

    At present I have 9 patients and capapable of growing 36 mature plants. I run 7 1000 watt lights. I live in a 5 bedroom house just outside of town in Billings, Montana. I mainly grow Grand Daddy Purp but have other strains as well. My operation is mainly indoors but plan to utilize some good ole sunshine to grow a few plants. I grow in Ebb & Grow and soil conditions. It has been fun and a lot of work for one person.

    I am a patient myself and care for my patients. They are my friends first. So if you wish to move to beautiful Montana and share a life of fun, fishing and a caring and loving relationship just contact me.

    You must love animals. My age is in the 50s but your age is not important. You only need to have a honest heart. I love children too so don’t be shy if you have children.

    • Terry says:

      LOVELY! Well-said but … how do we reach you?

    • tyrell O says:

      Hello just wanted to know of your open Budtender position is still open. I reside in los angeles and is looking for a chance to work in the Marijuanna field. if your willing to.take me in Im 23 Loyal and availble to work.

  • Lizette Garcia says:

    Lizette Garcia
    325 Mesa Ave, San Ysidro, CA 92173
    Overview More than five years experience in sales for retail establishments and Recognized for delivering great customer service.
    Areas of expertise include:
    • Excellent Customer Service
    • Merchandising and Display
    • Outbound Sales Calls
    • Driving in Customer Traffic
    • New Product Introduction
    • Problem Solving
    • Inventory and Pricing Controls
    • Computer/POS Scanning Use
    Employment Sprint, El Cajon, CA

    At&t, Eastlake, CA

    Sears, Chula Vista, CA

    Discount Merchant

    House of Flava, Plaza Bonita, CA

    Mar Vista Senior High School, Imperial Beach, CA
    2001- 2006

    San Diego City College, San Diego, CA
    Currently Attending
    Lisa De La Torre Jason Ramos
    619-259-8265 619-261-2719

  • Adam Blake says:

    The idea of this job just sounds like explaining star wars when it first came out. Its just amazing, I would bend backwards for a job like this cause i know my sativas, indicas and hybrids. When it comes to using the web, im very confident i can find whatever your looking for cause im on the web everyday.
    I know most of the cannabis history cause i tend to watch the history channel and tivo the episodes and watch them as i lay in bed every night. I make bongs, with percolaters, ash catchers, out of house hold materials. Seriously my life has revolved around the cannabis industry. My knowledge extended from glassware, legal issues, and knowledge of smoking, baking, planting cannabis <3.

    I'm getting my medical card soon, only reason i haven't got it is because its half price if you have a Medi-Cal, but its a defiantly gonna happen
    Gimme a Call
    Promise. You Wont

  • Matt says:


    I am looking into becoming a budtender, and furthering myself in the medical marijuana field. I have an undergraduate degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from the Universiy Of South Florida.

    I will go anywhere, and do anything to achieve this dream. If you can help me, I would love to hear from you.

    Thank you,

  • greg says:

    What is the status in Mississippi? R we there yet? If not what must I do to help to push HB421?

  • Waldene says:

    Hi I’m looking for dispensaries and marijuana doctors in the Seattle area.


    • admin says:

      Hi back
      Currently we are building lists and links to dispensaries in all legal states. As you can imagine, with such a fluid situation this is going to take some time. In the meantime, can I suggest that you try posting your question on our medical marijuana forum? At the moment its very much a fledgling forum but its designed to be a place to swap resources, so the more questions posted the better 😉

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