Why Budtenders Quit and How to Keep The Best Ones

Reduce your turnover and compliance errors while maximizing team culture and sales productivity.

Join us on Monday, February 25th for a 45 minute webinar on cannabis retail management. 

Topics covered include :

  • Best practices for managing your team as well as managing up
  • Tools and tips that will help you to build a work culture that budtenders love
  • Resources for your own professional development
  • Key metrics to lean on to measure success

** Attendees will receive early access to 2019's Cannabis Retail Talent Report.

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Melissa Stapley

Founder of MJ Hybrid Solutions

Melissa Jane (MJ) started her journey in the cannabis industry in 2014. She left her corporate management career and joined the cannabis industry to work for CV Sciences, a CBD manufacturer. After discovering a need for cannabis employee training, MJ combined her passion for sales training and cannabis education to develop the MJ Hybrid Training System.
With her 12 years of corporate sales expertise and 4 years of cannabis industry experience, MJ created a training for cannabis employees that is both scientifically accurate and helps employees better sell to customers. Her mission is to legitimize the cannabis industry through proper employee education and training.


Carsey Hawkins

Cannabis Trainer & Retail Consultant

Carsey is a cannabis trainer, curriculum developer and consultant specializing in industry education and dispensary operations. She is the Founder and Principal of Carsey Hawkins Consulting, Trainer and Curriculum Developer for the Cannabis Industry Institute, and Admin for the Texas Cannabis Industry Association.

Carsey has several years’ experience as a budtender, sales floor lead, and trainer for dispensaries of all sizes.

She earned a B.A. in Sociology from Oberlin College, and a Master’s Degree from the Colorado School of Public Health where her studies focused on marijuana education and sexual education.

Andrew Duffy CEO of Best in Grow

Andrew Duffy

Co-Founder & CEO of Best in Grow

Andrew Duffy is founder of Best in Grow, a leading workforce management and team engagement tool designed for the specific needs of cannabis retail.

Andrew earned degrees in psychology and behavioral economics from Harvard University. Prior to launching Best in Grow, Andrew worked for the world's largest hedge fund where he focused on emerging markets, consumer and market behavior, and assisted in developing world-class organizational processes.