Budtenders

Tabitha Tittle, left, and Vanessa Nash are budtenders at Grass Station 49 in Fairbanks. David James photo

Grass Station 49

Fairbanks

 

Tabitha Tittle

Why did you decide to become a budtender? I wanted a job that would make me happy.

What’s your favorite part of the job? Learning about all of the products and being able to help the customers correctly.

What sort of things have you learned on the job? Being able to talk to customers and make them happy. I learned a lot about strains and how everyone has the strain they want.

How do you help a customer who is new to cannabis or returning after years away? Start low and slow. Try a strain not too high in THC and ask them how they want to feel to see what can suggest.

What’s the biggest challenge in your job? Not being able to answer a question a customer asks.

What’s your most memorable job experience? After working only two weeks someone comes in the shop and asked if I would like to be in a cannabis magazine.

What’s your personal favorite product among those that you sell? Cannacaps and Klick pens.

How long have you been in Alaska, and if from somewhere else, where? I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska.

If you could share a bowl with one famous person in the world, who would it be and why? Rihanna. She’s beautiful, a businesswoman, and has always promoted pot.

What are your interests outside of work? I enjoy staying active, gym, fun activities with friends and family.

If someone asked you about becoming a budtender, what would you tell them? It’s super easy and so worth it.

Vanessa Nash

Why did you decide to become a budtender? I was offered a job as a budtender and I’m so thankful for the opportunity. It’s been great learning new things and meeting new people!

What’s your favorite part of the job? Setting up for the day in a room full of weed and being able to serve it to people and inform them on different strains and products.

What sort of things have you learned on the job? I’ve learned so much about different strains and how to differentiate between them when I consume them.

How do you help a customer who is new to cannabis or returning after years away? I try to help by getting to know what they like and need and doing my best to find what will keep them satisfied.

What’s the biggest challenge in your job? Finding ways to be creative with displaying products.

What’s your most memorable job experience? Being the new girl and quickly converting to key holder and having to train new employees. It’s been great.

What’s your personal favorite product among those that you sell? God’s Gift Deli Style.

How long have you been in Alaska, and if from somewhere else, where? I was born in Alaska. My mom worked construction here, and when the snow came we left to Hawaii or Arizona. I go back yearly.

If you could share a bowl with one famous person in the world, who would it be and why? Seth Rogan, definitely. He’s always been my favorite male actor. The movie “Pineapple Express” is hilarious and I’ve loved him since.

What are your interests outside of work? I love spending time with family and friends, hiking, fishing, and camping. Long drives. All the good stuff.

If someone asked you about becoming a budtender, what would you tell them? It’s an easy process and so worth it. I love my job.

 

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