Hello Beautiful People! Welcome to My Favorite Budtender!

How would you like to have a personal friend in the cannabis industry? Sounds kind of amazing, right? Okay, we can’t fault you there.

But…what if you could have TWO personal friends in the industry – each of whom could help you choose the ideal flower, edible, or another delectable form of legal marijuana or cannabis? Couldn’t beat that with a stick, could you?

We didn’t think so either, and that’s why we created My Favorite Budtender to support new and experienced cannabis users in safe and healthy use of the world’s most miraculous plant.


Who are these generously knowledgable budtenders?

Well, we thought you’d never ask!

Allow us to introduce you to two of the most amazing people we’ve ever met! Westin Burchi and Melina Moutria are your very own personal “inside” connection to the cannabis world.

Westin and Melina are budtenders and friends who have exactly the qualifications you need! Even better, they are happy to provide all of the information on this website and on their YouTube channel for absolutely free!

It is their mission to help you learn everything there is to know about cannabis from your favorite Budtenders!

Not only can they offer some (tested!) tips on the best bud to get your hands on at any given time in the state of Illinois, but they can help you understand the difference between ways to consume cannabis.

Whether you’re interested in flower, edibles, tinctures, creams, lotions, dabs, concentrates, RSO, tinctures, cannabinoids, joints, bowls, rigs, or hitters – or any number of other possible ways you can enjoy the purest and highest of highs – and if we’re being honest, they can help with so much more.

Westin and Melina are experts in recreational and medical cannabis, each having bachelor’s degrees as well as specialized training in the recreational and medical cannabis fields, including but not limited to Illinois state-mandated training. Both are licensed to work in dispensaries and both have experience working in a legal cannabis dispensary in Illinois.

Consider these two hilarious, engaging, energetic, and amazingly fun people your very own personal go-to source for all things recreational cannabis!  That’s right! The MyFavoriteBudtender.com founders are on a mission to serve you in the most beautiful ways – and they are thrilled to be your new favorite budtenders, at your service!


Meet Westin & Melina, your new favorite Budtenders!

That’s right! You’ve found your very own weed tribe!

Whether you’re just starting out with cannabis or you’ve been indulging for years, you’ve just made two of the best friends you could have in this particular field! Even better? You have found your one-stop-shop for learning everything you need to know about legal medical and recreational cannabis from your favorite Illinois budtenders – Westin and Melina!

(Now, keep scrolling! We have so much more to tell you!)


Do you want to know more about legal cannabis in Illinois?

Are you interested in learning safe and effective ways to self-treat your mild anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, or other mental health issues?

Looking for cannabis experts you can trust to tell you the truth?  Would you like to have a resource you can turn to with your cannabis questions?

If so, you’re in luck, because you have come to the right place! 


The MyFavoriteBudtender.com team is here to help to guide you through the mysterious and exciting world of cannabis. And if we’re being honest, they’ll become your new best friends.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel, like our Facebook page, and get ready to have all your questions answered!

FAQ: What is a budtender?

We are so glad you asked! A budtender is a specially-trained dispensary employee or staff member who works in a legal cannabis dispensary where medical and/or recreational cannabis is sold. Melina and Westin have each worked in both medical and recreational cannabis, so they will be especially helpful for you as you learn to navigate and understand this underrated and long-overdue revolution in your physical and mental wellbeing. In the dispensary, a budtender will consult with patients and clients by offering suggestions, answering questions, and teaching them everything they need to know about cannabis and how it can serve you to improve your life on so many different levels. Melina and Westin have both worked in dispensary management as well as having experience in private consultations for their medical marijuana patients.

Did you know? Cannabis became legal in Illinois on January 1, 2020, for both medical and recreational use.

Read more about the history of cannabis laws right here. 

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