Budtender safety in Canada is a real concern for dispensary staff. With over 2600 cannabis retail stores nationwide, that is a lot of frontline workers.

Customer-facing jobs draw a certain personality type. Not only do these roles require you to be on when you’re feeling off, but they force you to navigate a variety of situations with patrons that range from sexist, racist, uncomfortable, and in some cases, full-on dangerous and life-threatening. 

The old adage suggests that the customer’s always right, but where’s the line? A racial slur, a physical assault, a death threat? For some budtenders in Canada, these situations are far too common, and safety at work is a growing concern across the nation.

Budtenders face rampant racism and sexual…

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