What are some of the most important skills for people who want to become "budtenders" in New Jersey's burgeoning legal cannabis industry? Here's what Dishmen and Penn had to say when asked by Patch:
"We will be looking for employees that are passionate and knowledgeable about cannabis and the many components such as terpenes, THC% and cannabinoids in general. They will receive formal training from us and may have to be certified to be a budtender, which we will also provide for them. They have to be extremely professional and great at interfacing with the public. We are 'The Library,' and with that being said, we are looking to provide a sophisticated, upscale environment of learning that caters to the mature consumer. Patience will be a virtue and a prerequisite! Definitely must be tech savvy and PC-proficient, in addition to being dependable and successful in problem solving. Being creative, cooperative, and able to meet deadlines when working on multiple projects is a bonus."
Dishmen and Penn added that they'll also be looking to hire people from the area in order to meet the state's requirement that 50 percent of the employees must be from West Orange or a neighboring municipality.