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We currently do not have any classes planned for Washington, however our class is 90% the same from state to state so, get our upcoming budtender training schedule and look at the webinars, including our basic cannabis training course or register with HempStaff to be notified when dispensary training is in your area.

Dispensary Jobs in Washington

The goal of this class is to help you understand the cannabis industry and cannabis products, as well as help boost your resume and give you 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 greatly 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 HempStaff Training on your resume – you WILL stand out from the crowd!

Many owners across the nation have taken our course, and they all agree – they will look for HempStaff trained employees first when interviewing for entry level dispensary employees – as they know our course gives them the cannabis knowledge to help them succeed.  Certainly not every business owner has heard of us, but all owners can agree that some training is better than no training.

In Washington, Ballot Initiative I-692, approved by 59% of voters on Nov. 3, 1998 which removed state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess “valid documentation” from their physician affirming that he or she suffers from a debilitating condition and that the “potential benefits of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks.”

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries became legal with Senate Bill 6032 by the Washington legislature in 2007 and became effective Nov 2nd, 2008. Gov. Christine Gregoire signed sections of the Bill 5073 and partially vetoed others, on Apr. 29, 2011 allowing the state to continue to sell medical marijuana. Then on Nov. 6, 2012, Washington voters passed Initiative 502, which allows the state to license and regulate marijuana production, distribution, and possession for persons over 21 and tax marijuana sales. 

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 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.

Requirements & Application Process
Must be 21 years of age.

Background Check Requirements
Some employers may require a criminal background check.

Follow these links for more information on Washington Cannabis Laws or Washington Hemp Laws.

How will this course help you get a job in a Marijuana Dispensary?
1)  Training on your resume will get you noticed when you apply to a dispensary and lead to more interviews
2)  The knowledge you learn in class allows you to speak intelligently and speak to points the dispensary managers want to hear, giving you a much greater chance of landing the job.
3) When HempStaff clients come to us looking for Budtenders, our trained students, that live in their area, will be contacted first!

This training focuses on Dispensary Agents, or Budtenders, the person that works behind the counter of a marijuana dispensary. At HempStaff, we believe they need to be trained since they are the product specialists whose main responsibility is to be an expert on all cannabis products. This person must be trained to work with patients and customers and help educate on how cannabis can alleviate some of their symptoms. Dispensary agents must be able suggest which products may work best and also how to use these products and what the appropriate dosages should be.

We are the ONLY Dispensary Training Course that employs someone with 4+ years of legal cannabis experience, including dispensary management experience, as our head trainer! We know the value of having our students be able to ask questions that only someone with this much experience can actually answer.

Please Note: DO 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. Taking this training 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 DISPENSARY TRAINING FOR WASHINGTON:

  1. How Marijuana helps patients and the power of different cannabinoids and terpenes
  2. Marijuana and the symptoms that it can minimize or alleviate
  3. All Marijuana products that may be available and how to direct a patient to use them
  4. How to recommend the appropriate Marijuana dosage
  5. How to greet customers and speak with them to understand their needs and recommend the most appropriate Marijuana product and dosage to help them have a positive experience
  6. The Endocannabinoid system: Learn how this little known system in your body uses the cannabinoids to help alleviate ailments
  7. The main cannabinoids in cannabis (THC, CBD, CBN, etc) and what each can do for your patients
  8. The ailments/diseases medical cannabis can be recommended for and which cannabinoids / terpenes work best for symptoms associated with these diseases
  9. How to manage Point of Sale systems, Inventory Systems and Security in the Cannabis Industry
  10. A Day in the Life of a Dispensary Agent or Budtender
  11. Our trainer, with 4+ 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.
  12. There will be a question and answer session as well, so bring all your questions regarding marijuana dispensaries!

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 networked, some even in our class, to search out their own opportunities to obtain jobs on their own. Dozens of 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 Washington dispensary jobs and get into this industry before it explodes nationally over the next couple years!

Not ready to purchase a training seat yet?  Register with HempStaff to be emailed about future training courses.

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