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GreenLabs’ Sara Butta

"I feel like women connect through empathizing with patients a little bit more."

A firm believer in aliens and a passionate smoker of Cannabis flower, Sara Butta brings out-of-this-world vibes to her work at GreenLabs. When not teaching patients about the powers of the plant, you’ll find her engaged in photography or peering through her telescope – sights set on the beauty of this world, and beyond.

Why do you believe in aliens?

I feel like there is so much to learn and so much to discover about them that there is no saying they are not real at this point. I like the way Cannabis relates to aliens because you can always learn more about Cannabis. You can never stop informing yourself.

What is the craziest thing you have ever seen through your telescope?

I have seen UFOs and taken videos of them, but people are always skeptical. I actually took a video the other day of the moon, and the way the clouds were going over the craters made it look like it was sparkling. I picked this hobby up on my own because I am into photography, and would always zoom in on the sky and see planets and stars.

Where do you get your passion for Cannabis?

It definitely wasn’t something that was passed on through my family, because during that time it wasn’t as much of an acceptable thing. I suffered through chronic pain because I was born with a club foot – throughout my whole life it has caused issues. During physical therapy one of my PTs recommended I try Cannabis. I got my med card about two years ago and started experimenting with CBD and 1:1 products. I want to be able to help other people who suffer from similar things.

Where do you get your passion for photography?

For my fifth birthday, my parents got me a digital camera, and I was going outside and taking pictures of rocks. The pictures probably looked terrible, but I loved what I was doing. My mom told me the other day, ‘You’ve always liked photography since a young age.’ When I am out with a group of friends they always say, ‘Sara, take the picture.’ I was taking a lot of pictures on my iPhone, and eventually, I thought ‘let’s buy me a camera’ – and started a photography page. 

"I try to preach CBD products and lower THC products for people that are experiencing ailments like anxiety and pain. Not everyone needs a product that is loaded with THC."

What is the advantage of working at a woman-owned dispensary?

I feel like women connect through empathizing with patients a little bit more. I love that it gives women a greater opportunity in the industry – for example, my boss having the opportunity to hire all women. All the budtenders that work at GreenLabs are women.

Have you noticed that you’ve changed people’s lives through Cannabis? If so, how?

It happens every day, honestly. People will come in and say they aren’t taking tons of other medications anymore. They thank me and it’s reassuring that I am in the right field, helping people. I try to preach CBD products and lower THC products for people that are experiencing ailments like anxiety and pain. Not everyone needs a product that is loaded with THC.

What is your favorite way to consume Cannabis?

I am a big flower smoker – I like big joints and I stuff cones and sometimes throw a little crumble in. I love Verano’s Thai Lights, that strain makes me feel really creative and is great for photography and painting. I like Curio’s flower too – the Purple Punch smells amazing. I feel like it’s slept on, but those terpenes are serious with that strain. Evermore’s budders also taste amazing, and gLeaf’s Aqua Tech crumble has always tasted really clean to me.

Photos by @errlywyatt

About Wyatt Early

Wyatt is a Maryland native, stoner by nature, obsessor of hash rosin. After getting his start in the printing industry with a family company, he took on the role as state director for Maryland Leaf, and frequently contributes to the magazine with photos and articles.

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of Maryland Leaf.

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