Budtender Spotlight: Christian

Name: Christian

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From: San Diego, California

“My dad’s job brought me here. He’s a construction guy, so he moves to different states a lot, and I’ve gone with him. But we’ve actually been here in Vancouver for about 10 years now.”

Weed history: “I started smoking when I was 15 and I’ve been doing it ever since. I like the way it makes me feel. It relaxes me. I also play a lot of sports, and the I love the CBD strains after that. They’re a great pain killer for me.”

Favorite strains: OG Kush and Chem Dawg from Cedar Creek Cannabis, Bubba’s Gift from Phat Panda, Blue Hawaiian from Nettles. “I’m a huge indica fan in general, so if it’s a hybrid that leans indica or a pure indica, that’s my kind of bud.”

Customer support: “I like the elderly couples the most,” he said. “Elderly people in general, even when I was a baby I was always reaching out for my oldest relative. I’m not sure why. I just really connect well with older people and I always have, much more so than with people my own age (he’s 23). And I love folks who come in looking for new information about weed. I love helping them.”

Weirdest thing about you: “I play video games competitively. Call of Duty, FIFA – well, mostly the Call of Duty series. I’ve been playing competitively since I was about 15. The most I’ve won so far is $850 from a tournament. It’s a little harder to compete now that I work full time, but on weekends and in my free time, that’s usually what I’m doing.”

Where do you want to be in five years: “I want to be on the medical side of this industry. I want to help people with recommendations and research so they can find products that really help them. I love doing that sort of research.”

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