An intense 4 hour course, with certification test, to prepare you to work in a Marijuana Dispensary. While HempStaff does not offer cannabis training for dispensary jobs in Canada to the public yet, we do offer private trainings for companies looking to train their staff. You can contact us for more information. Also, our classes are 90% the same from the USA to Canada, get our cannabis dispensary training schedule and plan a road trip, or register with HempStaff to be notified when dispensary training is in your area.
This is a Professional Training Course to teach you what you need to know about cannabis and your Canadian Cannabis Laws so that you can apply to work in a Cannabis Dispensary. You will be working with cardholders in this position and must understand the cannabis plant before you start assisting others. The material is presented in a fast paced, 4 hour course with a summary exam at the end to get your certificate of completion. The goal of this class is to help you understand the industry and the cannabis products. Which helps current employees do their job better and helps those looking for jobs boost their resume with the knowledge they need to speak intelligently when they land that 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 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!
Until mid-October 2018, marijuana is legal only for medicinal purposes. The cultivation of cannabis is currently legal in Canada for seed, grain and fibre production only under licences issued by Health Canada. In mid-October 2018, Canada will become the second nation in the world after Uruguay to formally legalise the drug—in the Netherlands, the drug is not formally legal although officially tolerated by the authorities.
The legislation to legalize cannabis for recreational use was passed by the House of Commons of Canada in late November 2017; it passed a second reading in the Senate of Canada on March 22, 2018. On June 7, the Senate passed the bill with numerous amendments, and sent it to the House of Commons for voting. On June 18, 2018, the House passed the bill with most, but not all, of the Senate’s amendments, and sent it back to the Senate for confirmation. The Senate accepted this version of the Act the following day. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the following day that recreational use of cannabis would no longer be against the Criminal Code as of October 17, 2018.
The Cannabis Act has given provinces the power to determine the method of distribution and sale, whether homeowners may grow their own plants, and whether cannabis use will be legal inside private residence or homes if children are present in the home 12 or more hours in a day and each will also establish the legal age for cannabis use. An excise tax will be levied, to be shared with the provinces and territories.
Some call it a Budtender, Dispensary Agent, Compassion Care 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 and here at HempStaff, we believe they need to be trained. They are the product specialists whose main responsibility is to be an expert on cannabis products. This person must be trained to work with customers and help educate patients on how cannabis can alleviate some of their symptoms which they are looking for cannabis to help with. Dispensary agents must be able to not only work with cardholders on the products that may work best but also how to use these products and what the appropriate dosages should be.
After passing the cannabis training for dispensary jobs in Canada, 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! ! HempStaff is known as one of the go to companies for cannabis training for dispensary jobs in Canada. We are the ONLY Dispensary Training Course that employs someone with 3+ years of legal cannabis experience, including dispensary management 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 dispensary jobs in Canada! 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 marijuana and truly desire to be the best Dispensary Employee you can be!
What you will learn in this cannabis training for dispensary jobs in Canada:
- Canada Marijuana Laws and what to expect in Marijuana Dispensaries
- How Marijuana helps patients and the power of different cannabinoids and terpenes
- Marijuana and the symptoms that it can minimize or alleviate
- All Marijuana products that may be available and how to direct a patient to use them
- How to recommend the appropriate Marijuana dosage
- 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
- The Endocannabinoid system: Learn how this little known system in your body uses the cannabinoids to help alleviate ailments
- The main cannabinoids in cannabis (THC, CBD, CBN, etc) and what each can do for your patients
- The ailments/diseases cannabis can be recommended for and which cannabinoids / terpenes work best for symptoms associated with these diseases
- How to manage Point of Sale systems, Inventory Systems and Security in the Cannabis Industry
- A Day in the Life of a Dispensary Employee (Budtender), so you know what to expect with dispensary jobs in Canada.
- Even though we teach it from a medical standpoint, it is still very useful in Canada recreational marijuana markets as well.
- 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 from Canada specifically to teach this class and has plenty of inside information on how this industry works! Learn from someone who has been working with 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 Marijuana program and start up in their home state, so you will learn what to expect from their first hand experience. This cannabis training for dispensary jobs in Canada will also have a question and answer session as well, so bring all your questions regarding marijuana dispensaries!
At the end of the cannabis training for dispensary jobs in Canada you will be given a 20 question exam that you must pass with 75% in order to get your HempStaff Certification. There is no Canadian approved certification for Dispensary Training in ANY province yet, but we believe training is essential in order to allow this industry to succeed and help our patients get the relief they need! 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 cannabis 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 cannabis training for dispensary jobs in Canada and get into this industry before it explodes in the next couple years!