Budtender Spotlight: David

Name: David

From: Born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. David grew up a Navy brat, living in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, and Illinois.

He also served in the Navy from 2005 to 2009 – where he had very noisy sleeping accommodations!

“I did flight deck power and lighting,” David said. “The very front of the ship, where the (planes) catapult in, that’s where my bed was!”

He recently moved to Vancouver, Washington to join the growing cannabis scene.

Weed history: “I’ve been smoking since I was 16, but when I went to Colorado in 2014 – that was the first time I experienced recreational cannabis and it changed everything,” David said. “In Washington and Colorado the stores are huge! Just like the Herbery. And the customer services is great. In Colorado everyone was so helpful, guiding me through everything. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.”

Favorite strains: Pretty much anything from Fireline. “They’re hydroponically grown and pesticide free. They’ve got some of the best variety, best numbers in the store.”

He especially likes Fireline’s Blackberry Chem OG. “It has the best flavor, best color and it came in at 34 percent THC!”

David is also a big fan of Vancouver’s Sunshine Farms. “They have a lot of good variety. Sometimes each of our stores get different strains and I love trying them all.”

Beyond that, he also loves Fairwinds CBD capsules – especially when he’s experiencing back pain and inflammation from some of his old Navy injuries, he said.

Customer support: “I love all of them. I deal with people freshly turned 21 who are looking to go about it responsibly, but I also get 60, 70 year olds doing the same thing. It’s great to show people what modernized cannabis looks like.”

Weirdest thing about you: “I’ve got a 20 pound long haired dachshund at home named Chewbacca Bronson – that’s just his last name, not mine. In the past I had a dog named Charlie Bronson, but I lost him in a relationship. I got Chewbacca at 7 weeks old – and he eats way better than I do!”

Where do you want to be in five years: “This is pretty much where I see myself for the rest of my life. This and maybe another job like a trimmer part time so I can learn more about the industry!”

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