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Are you interested in landing a fun and rewarding career in a medical or recreational cannabis dispensary? Budtending jobs are some of the most popular entry-level positions in the industry, with many opportunities for career growth in retail and beyond. 

A Budtender certificate from a trusted training institute gives you the knowledge you need to provide customers with a great experience. The Budtender Certificate, part of the online Master of Cannabis Certification Program at Cannabis Training University, helps you land your dream job as a budtender.

1. Learn the Basics

Even if you’re new to cannabis and want to use your customer service, retail, and hospitality skills, you can enroll in CTU’s all-inclusive training program and learn about the plant and the industry from the ground up. Learn about cannabis history, laws, science, and more.

  • What are the different types of cannabis products, and how are they used?
  • How does cannabis interact in the body?
  • What medical conditions and symptoms can cannabis treat?
  • What are the medical cannabis laws in each state?
  • Are there any side effects or medication interactions?
  • How do you prevent “greening out”?

Our complete program gives you a solid educational foundation and provides instruction on more advanced subjects later on to make you a cannabis expert. 

2. Understand How to Use Cannabis as Medicine

In some states, only medical cannabis use is allowed, not recreational. Budtenders working at medical cannabis dispensaries provide patients guidance on the best method of consumption and products based on their therapeutic needs.

CTU’s Medical Marijuana Certificate, included in the Master of Cannabis Program, teaches you everything about safe medicinal use. You’ll learn about different strains, how they can be used to treat various diseases, safe cannabis administration, titration, dosage, and more.

Since cannabis is a relatively new industry, patients may have many questions about its use. Obtaining certification from CTU provides you with the most up-to-date information on cannabis clinical research so that you can steer patients in the right direction.

3. Learn How to Grow Cannabis

In states where it’s legal to grow cannabis at home, dispensaries may sell cannabis seeds and clones. Our Indoor Marijuana and Outdoor Cannabis Certificate, included in the all-inclusive program, teaches you the essentials of setting up a garden and choosing the right growing medium, nutrients, grow lights, ventilation, and more.

Understanding the intricacies of caring for a plant from when it’s just a seedling to its mature stage can train you to help customers with their questions about cannabis cultivation. In addition, it can start your journey into the world of cultivation if you’re ever interested in making a lateral shift to a grow facility.

4. Make Your Own Edibles and Topicals

Our Cannabis Cooking Certificate gives you informative lessons and videos on making cannabis-infused butter and oil, properly dosing edibles, and working in a commercial cannabis kitchen. Knowing how to grow cannabis and make edibles and topicals at home can be a rewarding experience that saves you money.


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5. Learn About Cannabis Extraction

Cannabis extraction refers to stripping the plant’s cannabinoid-rich resin to create a wide range of products, including extracts, vape cartridges, infused pre-rolls, edibles, tinctures, and topicals.

Our Cannabis Extraction Certificate, part of the Master of Cannabis program, can show you how to work in an extraction facility or start your own. CTU’s complete program gives you a deep dive into every industry sector to find a perfect job fit. 

6. Create a Stellar Cannabis Resume and Cover Letter

Our Master of Cannabis Certification Program provides you with instructions on creating an excellent budtender resume and cover letter, including templates you can fill out and print at home. The Budtender Certificate provides you with detailed, step-by-step instructions to create a resume and cover letter that showcases your experience, skills, and education.

7. Learn About Work Permit Requirements

CTU’s online cannabis school provides you with the latest work requirements in all U.S. and Canadian states, provinces, and territories. Learn about minimum age, training, background check, application, and fee requirements to help you land your first gig.

8. Gain Industry Experience

Even if you don’t have any direct industry experience, CTU’s Master of Cannabis Certification can show you how you can volunteer in advocacy groups. In addition, we guide you on using your transferable skills to find a related job in cannabis.

9. Find Out Where to Look for Budtender Jobs

Cannabis is the fastest-growing job sector in the country. In this competitive atmosphere, you need to know where to look for budtender jobs. A Budtender certificate shows you job boards, recruitment agencies, networking strategies, and other ways to find a budtending job.

There are over 300,000 jobs in the cannabis industry. CTU trained me for one of them!

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10. Get an Industry-Renowned Budtender Certificate

Completing all courses and certifications included in the Master of Cannabis Certification Program and passing the final exam gives you a downloadable and printable certification. Industry credentials from CTU are widely recognized by cannabis business owners.

Certification from CTU helps you stand out among other job applicants. Credentials can look great on your resume and cover letter. Although certification is not required to get a budtender job, it can be the competitive advantage you need.

Start Your Cannabis Journey Today!

For a small investment, a budtender certificate can prepare you to start your cannabis career on the right foot. Enrollment at CTU gives you 12 weeks of access to our entire online training program, hundreds of hours of instruction, videos, and ebooks, and plenty of downloadable resources you can refer to in the future. Start your cannabis education today!

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