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 Colorado Dispensary Jobs, due to the saturation of the job market, our classes are 90% the same from state to state, 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 state’s Cannabis Laws so that you can apply to work in a Marijuana Dispensary. You will be working with cannabis consumers in this position and must understand the cannabis products before you start assisting others. Even in an adult-use state the majority of cannabis customers are looking for some type of medical relief from cannabis. 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 medication which will help boost your resume with the knowledge you need to speak intelligently when you 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!
Ballot Amendment 20 was approved Nov. 7, 2000 by 54% of voters and became effective June 1, 2001. This removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess written documentation from their physician affirming that he or she suffers from a debilitating condition and advising that they “might benefit from the use of marijuana.” Approved Conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS positive, cachexia; severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy; or persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis.
It was amended on June 7, 2010 which provides a regulatory framework for dispensaries, including giving local communities the ability to ban or place sensible and much-needed controls on the operation, location and ownership of these establishments.
Since the enactment of Colorado Amendment 64 in November 2012, which allows recreational marijuana in colorado, adults aged 21 or older can grow up to six cannabis plants (with no more than half being mature flowering plants) privately in a locked space, legally possess all cannabis from the plants they grow (as long as it stays where it was grown),legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis while traveling, and give as a gift up to one ounce to other citizens 21 years of age or older. Consumption is permitted in a manner similar to alcohol, with equivalent offenses proscribed for driving. Consumption in public remains illegal. Amendment 64 also provides for licensing of cultivation facilities, product manufacturing facilities, testing facilities, and retail stores. Visitors and tourists in Colorado can use and purchase marijuana, but can not take it out of the state, and it is prohibited at Denver International Airport.
Some states 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 cardholders and help educate patients on how cannabis can alleviate some of their medical symptoms. 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 Colorado Dispensary Jobs, 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 Colorado Dispensary Jobs. 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 Colorado Dispensary Jobs! 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 MMJ Dispensary Employee you can be!
What you will learn in this cannabis training for Colorado Dispensary Jobs:
- Colorado 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 Colorado Dispensary Jobs.
- Even though we teach it from a standpoint, it is still very useful in colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado Dispensary Jobs 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 Colorado Dispensary Jobs you will be given a 20 question exam that you must pass with 75% in order to get your HempStaff Certification. There is no state approved certification for Dispensary Training in most states yet, as it is still Federally Illegal, 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 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 cannabis training for Colorado Dispensary Jobs and get into this industry before it explodes nationally in the next couple years!