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Bartender-Turned-Budtender Adam Farrell

I don’t have a single favorite strain – I like gassy-funk, that old OG-piney taste.

In April 2017, Adam Farrell moved from California to Oregon. Just a month later, he found himself immersed in the new and ever-evolving industry of recreational Cannabis – where this bartender-turned-budtender was excited to play a role in the developing movement. 

Southern Oregon has a deep-seeded Cannabis culture, and Adam explains that in the region “a lot of people work on farms or work in the industry.” He believes “people want the best products, experience and knowledge” and “want someone who knows what they are selling.”

His favorite part of the job is the guest interaction. Adam pointed out that a large demographic of their consumers are 55 and older. He likes explaining things to help them find the benefits of Cannabis to best suit their needs. And after five years, Adam is still bringing his knowledge and expertise to the consumers of Skunk RX in Grants Pass. Follow him on Instagram @professor619.

What is your favorite strain?
I don’t have a single favorite strain – I like gassy-funk, that old OG-piney taste. I have a specific taste that I like that is hard to describe … But I like all indica-heavy strains … they are going to put me back to normal.

How do you feel about the evolution of Cannabis in the United States?
I think that the farms, and consumers even, thinking that higher THC numbers are doing them a benefit is a fallacy – but it definitely is going in the right direction. There just needs to be more education and it’s hard to educate people from our standpoint because they think you are just trying to sell them something. If we could figure out the number game – and stop playing the number game – I think it would be going in an even better direction.

When you aren’t hooking customers up with Cannabis products, how do you spend your free time?
I ride my Harley and I work on projects. I have projects and projects – car projects, motorcycle projects. I fill my time with those.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A tropical paradise! Somewhere tropical and warm because I am Southern California blooded, and it’s wintertime here in Oregon and my blood still has not adjusted.

If the world was ending and you could enlist the help of one super-hero, which one would it be, and why?
Doctor … the time traveler guy! Someone who can change time … DR. STRANGE! He could go back in time and fix the world from ending! 

If you were human by day and transformed into an animal at night, which animal would you be?
I would be an owl. They are silent and majestic and wise. I think that describes me. Owls are rad.

If you were stranded on an island and had all of your basic needs met, but had to eat the exact same thing the entire time, what would you eat?
(without hesitation) California burritos.

If someone made a movie about your life and asked you to choose the actor to portray you, who would it be?
Umm … What’s that dude’s name? … Seth Rogen, for sure!

Photos by @_siraynot_

This article was originally published in the February 2023 issue of Oregon Leaf.

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