DURANGO: She walks in many worlds. At age 21, Hozhoni Tolino, a
budtender at Telluride Bud Company in Durango, calls “many places” home.
She has lived in the Navajo Nation, where many in her family still reside. She has
lived other places, too. A full-blooded Navajo, Tolino is this week’s Budtender of the Week.
“For some white people, I’m too Navajo, and for some Navajo people, I’m not
Navajo enough,” she said. “I’m not into labels. I know who I am.”
The enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and helpful budtender joined the industry as
soon as the law allowed – a week after her 21st birthday.
“I couldn’t wait to get started. I love helping people find the right strain that
helps them feel better.”