MacKenzie B. – Supervisor (22nd Street Saskatoon) she/her
“I want people to know that cannabis quality or potency should not be measured by THC percentages on bags. It seems a lot of strains nowadays in the legal market get slept on because of what it says its percentage is on the bag even though the strains have been around for a long time and have some seriously amazing effects."
The people who work in the cannabis industry should be leading the way to break the stigma of the THC percentages on packages and focus more on educating people on the strains – the terpenes and the effects. Terpene knowledge is a must-know, and I have seen people talking about terpenes more and more as the months go on. I feel if you have the knowledge to educate, then educate!
I entered the cannabis industry about two years ago because I have been surrounded by cannabis pretty much my entire life. I was in the health care system for many years but wanted to get out of it, to experience something new. I wanted to get involved with something that I had an absolute passion for, and cannabis is a huge passion of mine, so when I saw that Prairie Cannabis was expanding its family with two new locations I had to send in my resume. Working in the cannabis industry is probably one of my biggest blessings and achievements in life. Some may not think the same as me, but to me waking up every day and going to work with some of the best budtenders & management in the business brings me great joy. Every day is a new learning experience for me, from staff and customers. My knowledge has grown so much in the past two years that it's unexplainable. Very happy to be a part of this growing industry and I can not wait to see where it will be in the next 5 to 10 years.
I think what I will like most about working in retail is two things; one is the fact I can work with all of these amazing products and tell/sell them to other people! I am also a huge fan of this store, what it stands for, and the people who work here. The second part would be the fact that I get to meet new and interesting people every day. Along with building a relationship with our regulars that come in on a day-to-day basis. I am a social person, so working with the general public is very fulfilling for me. I’m also extremely dedicated to gaining as much knowledge as possible. I currently have the following certificates:
● Cannabis Compliance Enterprise Certificate
● CBD Enterprise Certificate
● Cannabis Extraction Enterprise Certificate
● GFI Dispensary Associate Certificate
● Cannabis Cultivation Enterprise Certificate
My favourite products that our location carries are Eastcann, Tribal & Elevator. The reasons being, Eastcann & Elevator always have some of the freshest products in store, I appreciate their nug size and they always have big bag options with a variety of strains. Tribal is also one of my top choices, I enjoy a good halo effect, and the halo effect I get from Tribal Gelato Mint never disappoints.