I started working at a cannabis dispensary during the pandemic because I was sick of working in food service. I couldn’t make ends meet and rent was going up at the same time. I’ve always been a fan of smoking cannabis so I figured I’d give it a shot working at a dispensary. At the time I had a friend who was working at the same dispensary that I’m working at now. Well that friend of mine is no longer here, they were instrumental in getting me my current job. They gave me a good recommendation to the hiring manager at the time. It’s been a mix of good and bad things working at a cannabis dispensary. Sometimes the customers are the nicest people in the world, but other days they can be the meanest customers I’ve ever dealt with in a retail type environment. On top of it, we have to deal with all of these issues related to regulatory bodies with conflicting state and federal laws. Just like any other businesses, cannabis dispensaries cannot lie about their financial systems and how their software systems integrate. That’s why our dispensary is going through the process of a System and Organization Controls Audit. An SOC Audit is basically a series of accounting reports that are done to ensure that company systems relating to financials are working properly. Any software or outsourced data is sufficiently audited to make sure everything is working correctly. These SOC Audits are essential for providing customers of cannabis dispensaries with faith that money is being handled properly.