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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 Puerto Rico to the public yet, we do offer private trainings for companies looking to train their staff.  Please note, our training is done in English.  You can contact us for more information. Also, our classes are 90% the same from the USA to Puerto Rico, 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.

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This is a Professional Training Course to teach you what you need to know about cannabis and Puerto Rico 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 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!

On 19 April 1932 Puerto Rico enacted Act 12, “An Act to Punish the Planting, Importation, Purchase, and Sale of Marijuana, and for Other Purposes”  The included penalties were a minimum of one month and maximum of one year in jail. On May 13, 1934, Puerto Rico enacted Act No. 61, in keeping with the 1932 Uniform Narcotic Drug Act.

In 2013 Representative José Báez proposed decriminalization, however polling by the newspaper El Nuevo Día indicated that 70% of those surveyed were against decriminalization, with 26% in favor and 4% unsure.  In May 2015, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed an executive order permitting the use of medical cannabis.

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 a product specialist. 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 Puerto Rico, 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 Puerto Rico. We are the ONLY Dispensary Training Course that employs someone with 5+ years of legal cannabis 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 Puerto Rico! 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 Puerto Rico:

  1. Puerto Rico Marijuana Laws and what to expect in Marijuana 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 cannabis can be recommended 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), so you know what to expect with dispensary jobs in Puerto Rico.
  12. Even though we teach it from a medical standpoint, it is still very useful in Puerto Rico recreational marijuana markets as well.
  13. 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 Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico 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.
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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 Puerto Rico and get into this industry before it explodes in the next couple years!

 

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