Denver's Mile High Dispensary has it's very own 'Budtender' -- a cannabis expert with sommelier-level knowledge who helps medicinal and recreational customers find the right product for them. Speaking to the mainstream acceptance of cannabis as a recreational hobby rather than a drug, the cannabis sommelier is likely to sound like a pretty appealing job option.
An emerging career option given the ever-expanding legalization movement, the Mile High Dispensary's counter is manned by Nichole West, AKA 'Harvest Honey,' who is an expert in strains, effects, edibles and concentrates, as well as topical pain treatments. Having started her career in California's Humboldt County, West now offers advice to a variety of customers in the recreational and medicinal Denver dispensary.
A variety of sommeliers in unexpected areas of interest have begun to emerge as hyper-niche amenities.