Why the Cannabis industry is experiencing growing pains
As is the case with any emerging market, the cannabis industry is experiencing growing pains. Specifically, one of the most prominent issues many dispensaries face is budtender turnover.
On average, a cannabis retailer has a turnover rate of 30 percent. This turnover rate is somewhat justified as some college students seek budtender work as a summer job.
However, both Colorado and Washington experience worse months for turnover than just August. Many argue that, despite their “low” ranking within a company’s hierarchy, budtenders are a company’s most important employees.