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A health condition inspired this Kansas Citian to become a cannabis budtender

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Dani Kobularcik is a Dispensary Technician also known as a "budtender" at Fresh Karma Dispensaries in Kansas City, MO.

Medical marijuana is known to treat patients with ailing conditions like PTSD, anxiety, and chronic pain. Kansas City budtender Dani Kobularcik shares how her diagnosis opened doors for a new career.

The role of a medical marijuana budtender can be pivotal in helping dispensary clients manage the symptoms and side effects of their illnesses.

Dani Kobularcik, a budtender at Fresh Karma Dispensaries, became interested in a career in the medical marijuana industry in 2014, after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

"That kind of jump started my desire to want to know about alternative forms of treatment," she said. "I did a lot of research on cannabis and how it can treat the symptoms that I was dealing with and in doing that I learned so much about cannabis."

Dani Kobularcik joined KCUR's Up To Date to discuss life as a budtender, positives and negatives associated with the cannabis industry, and her outlook on the future of legal weed in Missouri.

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