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Training for Cannabis & Medical Marijuana Dispensary Jobs in Oregon

An intense 4 hour course, with certification test, to prepare you to work in a Marijuana Dispensary. While HempStaff does not offer training in Portland or anywhere in Oregon specifically, you can still learn what you need to know with our Dispensary Training class in other states. Only 10% of our class is laws specific to the state, the other 90% is specific to cannabis and how to interact with patients / customers in a marijuana dispensary.
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This is a Professional Training Course to teach you what you need to know about cannabis and your state’s Cannabis Laws so that you can apply to work in a Marijuana Dispensary. The material is presented in a fast paced, 4 hour course with a certification test meant to boost your resume and give you the knowledge you need to speak intelligently when you interview for an opening at a dispensary in the near future.

For those with no legal experience to put on a resume, training increases your chances of getting a job in the medical marijuana industry! On average, a Marijuana business owner gets over 200 resumes for every opening they post. With this training on your resume - you WILL stand out from the crowd!

In Oregon, Ballot Measure 67, approved by 55% of voters on Nov. 3, 1998 which revmoed state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess a signed recommendation from their physician stating that marijuana "may mitigate" his or her debilitating symptoms. HB 3460 signed by Gov. John Kitzhaber on Aug. 14, 2013 created a dispensary program by allowing the state licensing and regulation of medical marijuana facilities to transfer marijuana to registry identification cardholders or their designated primary caregivers. Oregon recreational marijuana came about when Ballot Measure 91 was a 2014 ballot measure, which passed with 56%. Its passage legalized the "recreational use of marijuana, based on regulation and taxation to be determined by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission."

 Some states call it a Budtender, Dispensary Agent, Pharmacy Technician or Patient Liaison. No matter what the title is, the job description is the same - it is the person that works behind the counter of a marijuana dispensary that helps patients meet their medicinal needs with medical marijuana. They are like the pharmacist of marijuana, helping to educate patients on the best product to help them relieve their ailments, and letting their patients know what the appropriate usage of that product is and the proper dosage to begin with. 

After passing the course, HempStaff offers you a resume review to help you get your document looking the best that it can before you start sending it out for posted positions. And of course, when our recruiters are contracted to fill entry level dispensary agents or cultivation site workers, we review our student’s resumes and contact them first!

When Dispensary owners need to hire employees to work in their marijuana dispensaries, they know our certified students are exactly what they are looking for in terms of initial knowledge of the job functions! We are the ONLY Dispensary Training Course that employs a Dispensary Manager with years of experience as their head trainer! We know the value of having our students able to ask questions that only someone with this much experience can actually answer. 

Please Note: You can NOT put ANY illegal experience on your resume for a job in the marijuana industry! Unless you have experience working in a dispensary, this training will be what you can put on your resume to let employers know you have the knowledge and ambition they are looking for when selecting candidates to interview. It shows you have the motivation to obtain professional training in the subject of medical marijuana and truly desire to be the best MMJ Dispensary Employee you can be! 

What You Will Learn to help you get marijuana jobs in Oregon:

  1. Laws and what to expect in Oregon Dispensaries
  2. How Marijuana helps patients and the power of different cannabinoids and terpenes
  3. Marijuana and the symptoms that it can minimize or alleviate
  4. All Marijuana products that may be available and how to direct a patient to use them
  5. How to recommend the appropriate Marijuana dosage
  6. How to greet new patients, interview them, understand their needs and recommend the most appropriate Marijuana product and dosage to help them have a positive experience
  7. The Endo-cannabinoid system: Learn how this little known system in your body uses the cannabinoids to help alleviate ailments
  8. The main cannabinoids in cannabis (THC, CBD, CBN, etc) and what each can do for your patients
  9. The ailments/diseases Doctors can recommend Cannabis for and which cannabinoids / terpenes work best for symptoms associated with these diseases
  10. How to manage Point of Sale systems, Inventory Systems and Security in the Cannabis Industry
  11. A Day in the Life of a Dispensary Employee (Budtender), for both medical and recreational marijuana in Oregon
  12. Our trainer, with years of experience working in a marijuana dispensary, will teach you what you need to know to be a knowledgeable, compassionate and professional Marijuana Employee in this new exciting industry.

Our trainer is flown in specifically to teach this class and has plenty of inside information on how this industry works! Learn from someone who has been working with medical marijuana for years! Since they work in the marijuana industry every day, they have the most current information and product knowledge. They have already gone through the growing pains of the Medical Marijuana program and start up in their home state, so you will learn what to expect from their first hand experience. There will be a question and answer session as well, so bring all your questions regarding medical marijuana dispensaries!

At the end of the course you will be given a 20 question certification test, that you must pass (75%) in order to get your HempStaff Certification. There is no state approved certification for Dispensary Training in ANY state yet, as it is still Federally Illegal, so this will be the best certification you can get! When clients come to us with open positions for their dispensaries, or even when you apply on your own, the hiring manager can be assured you have had the proper training - we have heard from many dispensary owners that our Certified Students are amongst the most knowledgeable they have interviewed / hired and they will look for those candidates first in their pile of resumes.

We know that laws are constantly updated in the early months of the MMJ program. That's why, once you take our professional training class, you are welcome to return to any future training session, based on availability, at no charge! The HempStaff Certification was created so that we can be sure that any candidate we send to our client for an interview is trained and qualified. In addition to any possible job openings through HempStaff, students are encouraged to list the HempStaff Certification and Training as education/professional training on their resume when applying for industry jobs on their own. Many of our students have used our network to search out their own opportunities and obtained jobs on their own, several dispensary owners have attended our classes as well - so we suggest business casual attire. There are many opportunities to explore once you are properly trained! Now is the time to get into this industry before it explodes nationally in the next couple years!

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