With the Budtender course, you gain access to the specific skills and knowledge necessary to work in coffee shops, cannabis clubs, and dispensaries.


Courses Informations

Do you want to turn your passion into a profession? Our Budtender Course is the perfect opportunity for you!

Acquire the specific skills and knowledge necessary to work as a budtender in countries where the law permits. The course employs experts in the field, ensuring, as always, the presence of big names.

To ensure you get a complete education there will be a fully online theoretical part, with interactive lectures and study materials, and an optional practical part that will be recorded for those who cannot attend in person in Barcelona.

During the budtender course, industry experts will be on hand to share their professional advice. In addition, the best students will have the opportunity to participate in an internship in Amsterdam that will enrich their resume and open new doors in the world of work.

What does a budtender do? The Budtender helps people find the best products based on their needs and learn more about cannabis use. Just as a bartender is a mixologist for cocktails, a budtender selects the right buds, edibles, or extractions for each client.

The best budtenders are comparable to pharmacists, as they identify the most appropriate cannabis products to treat various symptoms and conditions. They are also considered the “cannabis sommeliers,” experts who can help users have positive experiences with the plant.

If you love interacting with people and want to discover the secrets of being a great budtender, this course is tailor-made for you. Once successfully completed, you will be ready to work in coffee shops or dispensaries, providing a positive experience to customers and guiding them towards informed choices regarding cannabis products.

START DATE: In English to be confirmed: 16th September 2024 – In Italian 2nd September 2024.

DURATION: 20 hours total with weekly meetings (evenings or Saturday afternoons)

Course content:

  • Cannabis 101: history, geography, botany, budtender’s dictionary (online, 2 hours)
  • Active principles of cannabis: phytocannabinoids and terpenes (online, 2 hours)
  • The endocannabinoid system and its receptors (online, 2 hours)
  • Modes of consumption and harm reduction (online, 2 hours)
  • Cannabic products: buds (in attendance in Barcelona or online recorded, 2 hours)
  • Cannabic products: extractions (in attendance in Barcelona or online recorded, 2 hours)
  • Cannabic products: edibles (online, 2 hours)
  • How to recognize product quality (in-person in Barcelona or online recorded, 1 hour)
  • Customer care (online, 1 hour)
  • CSCs and coffeeshops: law and rules (online, 1 hour)
  • Administration and software for dispensaries (online, 1 hour)
  • Network with experienced Budtenders (online, 2 hours)

At the end of each module, you will be required to complete a test to assess the skills you have acquired.

The in-person part is concentrated in a single day (5 hours).

If you are interested@ fill out the pre-registration form below. Remember: you must be at least 21 years old to participate.


*** CannabisJobs advises to carefully check local laws in every application case. CannabisJobs does not promote the illegal use, sale, distribution, processing, consumption, or cultivation of cannabis or hemp in any form or manner.
*** This course is solely for the purpose of scientific and cultural education and information. All Cannabisjobs courses are exclusively for adults.



Course duration

20 hours


All levels