Category Archives: Human Resources

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People Are Much Smarter Today By Recognizing SKILLS - Not Merely Credentials - Are What Matter Now, Shifting to "Just-in-Time" Training & That’s a Good Thing!

Retail Dispensary

Community-Based Learning Made For Cannabis Lovers

Powering Community-Based Learning With All of Our BEST Training in 1-Place From "Cannabis Lovers" to Industry Pros Can Connect & Get More Educated, Much Faster.

What's Your Biggest "Cannabis Challenge"?

Our Team Divides Your Answer Into Different "Buckets & Formulate a Strategy Based-On "Crowdsourced" Community Feedback Received That'll Meet Your Needs.

What's Your Biggest "Cannabis Challenge"?

Our Team Divides Your Answer Into Different "Buckets & Formulate a Strategy Based-On "Crowdsourced" Community Feedback Received That'll Meet Your Needs.

Tell Us What's Your Biggest "Cannabis Challenge" Right Now?

Our Team Divides Your Answers Into Different "Buckets" & Formulates a Strategy Based-On "Crowdsourcing" From Our Community That'll Help Meet 100% of Your Needs.

What's Your Cannabis Expertise-Level (Mini-Quiz)

Use This "Mini-Quiz" to Determine Your Cannabis Expertise & It'll Put Everything You Know to the Test Right NOW to Learn How This Amazing Plant is Very Different.

Start "Leveling-Up" With Our Dispensary Technician Quiz

Understand Exactly What Level of "Cannabis Expertise" You Have & What You'll Need to "Level-Up" to Know Your Next-Steps That'll Continue "Next-Level" Growth. 

Let's Challenge Your Cannabis Expertise Today

Our Team Divides Your Answer Into Different "Buckets & Formulate a Strategy Based-On "Crowdsourced" Community Feedback Received That'll Meet Your Needs.

Grow Smarter & Profitably By Cultivating Your Smarts

We Help Cultivation Professionals Understand & Master Growing Practices From Start-to-Finish to Deliver Top-Shelf Cannabis Plant Within Any Growing Conditions.

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Cannabis Horticulture

Implementing Standardized Cultivation Environments Are Especially Important Since All Problems Impacts Revenue & There's Little Margin For Error At Scale.

Here's The "Faces" Of The Cannabis Industry (Retail Dispensary Agents)

Let's Train Skilled & Talented Dispensary Technicians That Drive a Higher-Quality Retail Experience That Delivers Positive Outcomes With Everyone, Every Time.

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METRC Tracking System Training

Learn How One Tool Can Manage Your Retails Dispensary Operations, Track Cannabis Taxes & Stay Compliant.

Edibles Are A HOT Topic & You Never Want To Making People Sick!

Our Cannabis Product Manufacturing & Recognized Food Safety Training Covers Everything From Topicals, Edibles to Concentrates & Formulated Products.

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Calendar & Checklist Training

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Our Biz Is Actually "Compliance" (We're Just Lucky To Sell Cannabis)

There's Always That "Un-Fun Thing" With Any Job & Our Compliance Training Provides What's REQUIRED to Be Compliant & Conduct Commercial Activities.

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COVID Cannabis Industry Safety

During COVID-19 Pandemic a 9-Letter Word Was a "Game-Changer" for Our Legal Cannabis Industry: "Essential."

Human Resources

Non-Cannabis Companies & Worker Protections

Non-cannabis-businesses that still maintain workplace drug-testing policies may be struggling to comply with complex state and local cannabis laws while also finding that more workers are testing positive for cannabis. Although all cannabis use is still illegal under federal law, many states have legalized medical and recreational use, and more states are adding workplace protections….

Cannabis 2022 Laws & Workplace Impact

Growing acceptance of cannabis use in recent years has led to the proliferation of state laws legalizing medical and recreational cannabis consumption, as well as a push for employment protections for off-duty use. Here’s what non-cannabis industry employers need to know about evolving cannabis laws and their impact on the workplace. As more and more…

Re-Think Cannabis Compliance & Violations

Compliance is a top challenge in the cannabis industry for a reason. Seemingly unattainable due to ever-changing laws and regulations, compliance with a bevy of rules requires expertise and resources some businesses may not possess. Regardless of the legislative complexities and the struggle to stay up to date, your business is required to adhere to…

Robbery Preparedness Guide

It is common knowledge that cannabis businesses have issues with traditional banks, which already makes them targets, but robbers also look for easy getaway potential, employees working alone, and businesses that are isolated (check out our “Robbery Awareness” training here). No one wants to think about robberies and burglaries, but they are a reality for…

Safe Cannabis Industry Workplaces (OSHA, etc.)

Creating a comprehensive safety culture is the number-one way to reduce injuries and illnesses, and their associated costs. But building such a culture is not a “flavor of the month” program or an overnight process (check out our “Cannabis Worker Safety Certification” to establish a safety-first culture). Instead, it is a multi-year, top-management commitment that…

“Safety Sensitive Jobs” Under Cannabis Laws

As employers grapple with evolving cannabis laws and their impact on the workplace, they should note that many states that provide employment protections for cannabis users have exceptions for workers in safety-sensitive roles. But what exactly is a safety-sensitive job? Safety-sensitive generally means that a position involves some aspect of a heightened danger that requires…

5 Cannabis Dispensary Anti-Harassment Methods

Unacceptable Harassment In The Cannabis Industry

Leaders at many cannabis organizations are taking a fresh look at their strategies for preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement. As you revisit your policies, don’t forget to also fine-tune your complaint procedures and without a robust process that employees can trust in the retail cannabis dispensary, an anti-harassment…

Multi-Tenant Cannabis Industry LMS Platform

If you’re in the market for a Learning Management System (LMS) for your cannabis business, you’re probably very familiar with many of the options, features, and services available to you. In today’s global cannabis workplaces and dispersed teams, most organizations are seeking to bring onboarding, training, and compliance management together in a centralized system –…

Laws Protect Off-Duty Recreational Use

As the trend to legalize cannabis use continues, employers should note that some state and local laws now protect workers who consume recreational cannabis while off duty. Multistate employers are likely familiar with laws that provide job protections for registered medical cannabis patients who use cannabis in accordance with a comprehensive medical program, but they…

Gov’t May Issue New COVID-19 Standards

Employers even in the cannabis industry can expect increased enforcement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Biden administration and possibly emergency temporary standards to combat COVID-19. The hiring of more OSHA inspectors also is likely. The Biden campaign has stated publicly that the development of an emergency temporary standard is a…

“Netflix of Cannabis Training” (or YouTube?)

What comes to mind when you hear the name “Netflix“? Orange Is The New Black… the Wonder Years… your favorite casual pair of nighttime sweatpants…? While we love binge-watching our favorite TV shows as much as the next guy, we associate Netflix with something else: crazy-good content that accelerates your personal entertainment like gangbusters when…

Unlock Your Work’s Cannabis Training Budget

[ATTENTION] If you are a… Manager/Team Leader… Face It… Many Times, You’re Stuck & Need Some Assistance Cannabis Industry Worker… Unlock Your Company’s Professional Development Budget Working at a company in the cannabis industry is hard! The constant change makes it even harder. That’s where we come in… we support businesses via our eLearning solutions,…

Combat Cannabis Industry Turnover Rate

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Why do employees leave their job? It’s a question that plagues businesses both within the cannabis industry and across the greater workforce. They report frustration with compensation, feeling undervalued, and a LACK of opportunity for advancement as top reasons for leaving. Losing people is never easy, but it’s even harder when the departing person is…

Marijuana Use Is Up Among Workers

Marijuana Use Is Up Among Workers

More U.S. workers are testing positive for marijuana while the number testing positive for opioids continues to decline, according to the annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Based on an analysis of nine million drug tests conducted in 2018, Quest determined that 5.1 percent of the general workforce tested positive for drugs and another 2.7…

4 HR “Keys” In The Expanding Cannabis Industry

Expanding Cannabis Industry

When small cannabis businesses navigate a growth spurt, their Human Resources (or HR) practitioners have an opportunity to demonstrate exactly how they can contribute to the business. For instance, they can influence and take responsibility for many aspects of talent acquisition, compensation planning and workforce management that had been the domain of hiring managers. But…

6 Tips For Effective Dispensary Referral Programs

Employee Referral Programs

Employee referral programs can be an effective way to hire talented people in the cannabis industry, and they can also be invaluable in the current talent acquisition environment, in which open jobs outnumber qualified candidates. How many of you have a close-knit group of friends that you think are the bomb? We all believe that…