Budtending at Uncle Ikes A Day in the Life

Morning Routine

My day starts early, as I need to be at the dispensary before we open at 8 AM. After a quick breakfast, I head to our flagship location in Seattle’s Central District. As one of the first legal cannabis stores in the city, Uncle Ike’s has built a reputation for quality products and excellent customer service.

Opening Procedures

  1. Check in with the manager and review any special instructions or promotions for the day.
  2. Assist with restocking the shelves and ensure all displays are neat and organized.
  3. Familiarize myself with any new strains or products we’ve received.
  4. Double-check that all necessary supplies (bags, labels, etc.) are well-stocked.

Serving Customers

As soon as we open the doors, a steady stream of customers begins to arrive. Some are regulars who know exactly what they want, while others are first-timers seeking recommendations. My role as a budtender is to provide friendly, knowledgeable service to each and every one of them.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Greet customers and assess their needs and preferences.
  • Offer suggestions based on their desired effects (relaxation, creativity, pain relief, etc.).
  • Explain the different types of cannabis (indica, sativa, hybrids) and their characteristics.
  • Provide information on consumption methods (smoking, vaping, edibles, etc.).
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Closing Time

After a busy day of serving customers, it’s time to close up shop. We tidy up the sales floor, restock any depleted inventory, and reconcile the day’s sales. It’s a rewarding feeling to know that we’ve helped so many people access safe, high-quality cannabis products.

As I head home, I can’t help but feel grateful to be part of this dynamic industry, one that is constantly evolving and pushing boundaries. Tomorrow, I’ll do it all over again, ready to share my knowledge and passion for pot with the wonderful community of Seattle cannabis enthusiasts.