Medical marijuana: Businesses offering training for ‘budtenders’

Although the deadline for submitting applications to operate medical-marijuana dispensaries in Ohio isn’t until Friday, Nov. 17, a Florida company already is offering training for people who want to work in those stores.

HempStaff, which is described on the firm’s website as the industry leader in medical-marijuana recruiting and dispensary training, will offer a four-hour course May 19 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus — Worthington hotel on Hutchinson Avenue that would allow graduates to consider themselves “budtenders.”

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