Culture. Community. Connection.
Budtenders Assoicaion (BTA) was founded in 2020 by CEO Casey Hiltemann and COO Klea Vrapi with a collaborative team of industry professionals who are passionate about cannabis, and are committed to evolving the Canadian cannabis industry from the ground up.
The first founding months were spent developing programs in close collaboration with Budtenders to address the current issues, gaps, and opportunities in the interest of collectively carving a path forward.
Budtenders Association is Multi-faceted.
Budtenders Association is a members only Budtender community, but more importantly, a cannabis research company.
We offer an array of services rooted with Budtender strategy that have been designed to help propel cannabis brands forward in the industry. BTA operates differently than other researchers; each of our services are actualized by our exclusive panel of dedicated members.
Budtenders Association truly is one-of-a-kind. We connect brands with Budtender, consumer, and industry professional insights, and we connect our members with earning opportunities, professional advancement, and community programs.
The Future of BTA and the Cannabis Industry
Today, BTA is a strong community with thousands of members and supporters across the country. We’ve worked with many brands to date and value all of the relationships we have made.
It is our mission to continue to practice and offer top cannabis research and to drive the Canadian cannabis industry forward with our creative perspective, expert methodology, and unique offerings.
We believe Budtenders are a pillar in the cannabis industry; they are cannasseurs, experienced purchasers, product experts, and the liaison between consumers and sales transactions. And for these reasons, any cannabis business strategy is incomplete without a Budtender strategy.