Budtender Spotlight: Micheal Blye of Chalice

written by Kimberly Harris 1)    Where do you work and how long have you worked there?  I work at Chalice, a dispensary in Tigard, Oregon. I’ve worked there since February 2019, so for about 16 months. I’m a senior employee, which means I’ve worked there the longest.  2) Do you have any past budtending …

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Budtender Spotlight: Kayla Palmer of SOCC

written by Emma Routley, photos provided by Kayla Palmer How long have you been a budtender? I’ve been a budtender for just over a year.  I started here at SOCC (Southern Oregon Cannabis Connection) in February of last year and it was an amazing foot in the door.  It’s opened a lot of opportunities for …

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Budtender Spotlight: La Mota

written and photographed by Kimberly Harris La Mota celebrates women in weed every day because the CEO Rosa Cazares supports a female dynamic within the cannabis industry by helping women grow within her company. Cazare believes femme represention is important for women to know that there is space for them within the industry. La Mota …

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Budtender Spotlight: Genevieve Auman

written and photographed by Kimberly Harris  Genevieve Auman has been working at Spacebuds for 14 months. Sci-Fi decorations, laser colored lights and star constellations bring customers into galactic space while they buy cannabis. Within her two years of budtending, Auman focuses on helping customers find the best way to experience cannabis whether it’s for pain …

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Budtender Spotlight: Katrina Johnston

How and when did you become a budtender? I was in between a rock and a hard place, I was working mediocre jobs, and I realized, “Oh shoot, cannabis has been legal for almost a year now, what am I doing?” I got really ambitious from there. I called every single store in Eugene and …

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Budtender Spotlight: Bridget Gavin of River Valley Remedies

How and when did you become a budtender? I started out in April of 2015 working for Joe and Chelsea Hopkins at The Greener Side. Bloom Hill Botanicals, my family’s cannabis farm, provided The Greener Side with some flower and I jumped at the opportunity to work one-on-one with patients. I’m indescribably grateful for them …

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Budtender Spotlight: Kyrsha Witherspoon

Interview and Photo by Anna Glavash How and when did you become a budtender? Two years ago, I started at Twenty After Four. I was wanting to get out of the retirement home I was working at, and I was recreationally smoking because of my social anxiety. I had a friend that was working at …

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