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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

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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 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!

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

~Kind Leaf