Working in a pot shop is not exactly “high” times, like some may expect. Unfortunately, we can’t sit around all day taking bong hits and eating marshmallows. (If anyone knows where I can get paid to do that, please let me know!) This is a job, after all, and we are professionals. Despite the rules and regulations that we must follow like any other business in the state, however, we are free to be who we are and to have a good time.
My fellow employees are a fantastic group of people. We cover a broad spectrum of ages, origins, and marijuana experiences. Some of us are wives and mothers while others are barely out of high school. Some of us are old school and like taking bong rips while others are dabbers and others prefer edibles. Our varied perspectives bring something extra special to the Bloomwell community.
Is anyone wondering how I explain my job to other people? There’s not much explaining to do. I tell people that I work in a marijuana dispensary. My kid knows where I work and what is going on here, my parents know what I do, my friends know what I do… There’s no reason to hide in the closet because I’m not doing anything wrong. If anything, working at a weed store has given me an outstanding opportunity to talk about cannabis with others and to dispel myths about what’s legal and what isn’t.
One of the best parts of this business is that I have a front-row seat to cannabis legalization and that’s really exciting. I love meeting interesting people from all over the world and from all walks of life who like using marijuana for whatever reason. Cannabis is the plant that brings people together.