Category: Lifestyle

LaRain Miller of Kind Leaf wins National Budtender Award

Las VegasThe first annual Budtender Awards took place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada. The Budtender Awards team developed 9 unique award categories referred to as the OG Awards.

Each category hosted five finalists. These five individuals were selected from over 700 international nominees! Finalists were announced August 30th on High Times’ 420 Live Instagram show.

These Award Winners were chosen by industry experts & members of the Budtender Awards team based upon a variety of factors such as votes earned, participation and social media blasts. The winners were announced at the Award Show on October 12th, 2019 at Light Nightclub.

LaRain Miller accepting her award from “Modest Jones” & “Wolfie”

LaRain Miller of Kind Leaf Pendleton won the first ever National Budtender Awards trophy for the “Dazed & Infused” category.

According to the Budtender Awards, “This Budtender is the Martha Stewart, or Emeril of Edibles. Their sophistication and superior knowledge ranging from infusing pastries & sweets to drinks to oils & butters, gives them the skills to recommend the perfect product for every user. Who knows, maybe they’ll be the next Michelin star cannabis Chef. “

BUDTENDER

| ˈbudˌtendər |

An award winning budtender is a person who recreates and redefines the public perception of someone who works in a dispensary or store where medical or recreational cannabis is sold. Helping provide a perspective that these knowledgeable individuals are not just “Drug Dealers.”

Cannabis Flower at Kind Leaf in Pendleton, Oregon

Increasingly, this subculture is evolving into a group of educated professionals who have developed their unique blend of personality, style, fashion, and most importantly, their recommendations to an constantly growing and changing variety of cannabis offerings. Budtenders are educators, advisors, sales professionals and often a trusted resource or friend to their customers.

Kind Leaf Budtender weighing out Cannabis for a customer

Without Budtenders, Cannabis brands do not succeed, the customers are left unaware of what makes each product and brand different from the one resting next to it on the shelf. Budtenders are one of the most important factors in public relations between communities, dispensaries and the cannabis industry as a whole.

The 2019 Budtender Awards honored these individuals, promoted their efforts and acknowledged their influence on the industry, and in the communities they serve.

Congratulations to LaRain Miller, Kind Leaf for bringing home an award, for yourself, your team, your community and Oregon!

#BeKind

Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Ave
Pendleton, Oregon
(541) 612-8588
http://www.kindleafpendleton.com

Kind Leaf Founder Selected to Judge Oregon High Times Cannabis Cup

High Times has announced that the world famous cannabis competition will be taking place in Portland, Oregon. This competition has been billed as “different” than Cannabis Cups of the past.

The Oregon High Times Cannabis Cup will be uniquely different than historical Cannabis Cups society has grown to love. Stepping away from the standard two or three-day festival, the Oregon Cannabis Cup will primarily focus on the fiery competition between licensed cannabis brands and farms in the state of Oregon, culminating in a one-day Awards Show – showcasing the beauty of Oregon skill and the craft produced within the state.

“The choice to have a smaller event was a conscious one. With the Oregon Cannabis Cup, High Times aims to celebrate the growers, processors, and businesses that make the Oregon cannabis scene great. High Times is excited to spotlight the hardworking people in the Beaver State and crown the best of the best in Oregon’s legal cannabis market.” High Times-

High Times Cannabis Cup Trophies

The event is slated to take place on Saturday October 26 in Portland’s North Warehouse, from 3pm to 6pm. The awards show takes place at 4:20pm. In the tradition of all High Times Cannabis Cups, there will be live music, vendors, and more. High Times has announced a select amount of VIP tickets are now available to purchase on CannabisCup.com!

Cannabis Cup judges have been selected by High Times staff from across the State of Oregon. Judges are deeply involved in the Cannabis industry, from Farmers, Processors, to Dispensary Owners and other Industry Professionals.

Kind Leaf in Pendleton, Oregon

Kind Leaf Pendleton founder, Brandon Krenzler (@Cannadad) has been chosen to participate in the competition as an esteemed judge. Kind Leaf houses Oregon’s largest selection of Cannabis products to choose from- providing a very expansive collection of quality and craft strains cultivated by Oregon’s best farms.

Stay tuned to find out which Oregon companies will win Oregon’s first High Times Cannabis Cup.

#BeKind

Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Ave
Pendleton, Oregon
(541) 612-8588

Kind Leaf Pendleton Offers Leafly Pickup

Kind Leaf Pendleton

As the cannabis industry continues to evolve and blossom, so too has convenience of choosing the best method of consumption for each individual. The selection of cannabis brands and products to complement a consumer’s lifestyle has also grown exponentially.

Oftentimes, however, this convenience of choice and the large selection as some dispensaries leads to long wait times at, especially when everyone has the local shop after work or stocking up leading into the weekend. These peaks rushes are particularly bothersome for locals who are shopping their favorite location, and know what they want.

Selecting, purchasing, and enjoying the flower or cannabis product you chose should be a convenient and rewarding process from start to finish. Fortunately, more dispensaries are offering the ability to build your order online and pick it up in-store from an updated menu. This means letting you bypass the line so you can get in and out quickly and on with your day.

Kind Leaf Pendleton has partnered with Leafly and now offers Leafly Pickup, a convenient new service where consumers and medical marijuana patients can reserve their order online for free in-store pickup.

Simply visit the Kind Leaf Leafly menu, fill your cart with the products you love and place your order. A staff member will notify you when your order is ready for pick up. Staff will notify if substitutions or modifications need to be made. Enjoy ordering from the largest menu in the state of Oregon.

Be sure to leave a review on Leafly when you’re all done to let us know how we did!

Kind Leaf.

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Kind Leaf Budtenders Nominated for Awards

2019 Budtender Awards, Las Vegas, Nevada

LaRain Miller and Matt Brandhagen have moved on to the finalist stage of the 2019 Budtender Awards– hosted at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 11-12.

The Budtender Awards team created 9 Award categories which are referred to as the OG Awards. There are 5 finalists in each category. There were over 700 nominees! Finalists were announced August 30th on High Times’ 420 Live Instagram show.

Brandhagen, Resource Coordinator for Kind Leaf Pendleton has been nominated for the “Medallion Award.”

“I love working with cannabis because it provides so many options to help someone no matter what they may be dealing with. Customers come and put their faith in you to provide them with something to make their day better. When they come back to you happier than ever and they are thankful- That is what makes me happy.”
Matt Brandhagen
Kind Leaf Pendleton

Miller, Manager of Kind Leaf Pendleton has been nominated for the “Dazed and Infused award.”

“The joy I find in my job is out of this world. When I first started at Kind Leaf, I thought ‘Cool, I’m selling weed.’ As I started my journey I found this is more than just Weed, this is a plant that I can truly stand behind. From that moement on, I have just grown in the cannabis culture . Every day is something new, and my heart is filled with joy.”
LaRain Miller
Kind Leaf Pendleton

At Kind Leaf, our team feels honored that in total 5 Kind Leaf staff members were nominated for awards, and two made it to finals. This is such a cool moment for our shop and our community, as these two will be headed to Las Vegas this fall to represent Kind Leaf and Pendleton, Oregon!

#BeKind
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Vote here:  https://budtenderawards.com/nominate/

~Kind Leaf