Academic Policies & Standards
As a professional, you recognize that it’s your responsibility to represent the cannabis industry with the highest level of integrity, dignity, and respect. Green CulturED expects learners to understand and maintain high standards of academic integrity. Breaches of academic integrity are subject to review and may be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including the requirement to withdraw and suspension of registration privileges.
Enrollment is open to any persons who are eighteen (18) years of age or over, although some legal jurisdictions require individuals to be twenty-one (21) to work in the cannabis industry. o person may be denied admission because of the person’s gender, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical disability.
Learner Policies & Expectations
You are responsible for understanding Green CulturED’s policies on academic integrity and how to use sources responsibly. Not knowing the rules, misunderstanding the rules, running out of time, submitting “the wrong draft,” or being overwhelmed with multiple demands are not acceptable excuses. There are no excuses for failure to uphold academic integrity.
Green CulturED reserves the right in our absolute discretion to reject applications for enrollment if the learners do not meet the eligibility criteria or for any other reason as determined, including but not limited to the submission of untruthful content during the application process. We review all enrollments from all eligible learners for each certification offered and may increase or reduce the maximum number of learners accepted for any certification offered. We are not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected applications or other communications written, or electronic.
Enrolling learners agree and acknowledge that absolutely no guarantee of successful completion or certification has been made. Green CulturED will, in its sole and absolute discretion, determine whether or not any learner has completed the requirements to receive a certification. If applicable, Green CulturED has the discretion to confirm the location of live training to learners who have paid the full tuition fee or a non-returnable
Green CulturED reserves the right to cancel any online, self-paced training, instructor-led classrooms, or assessment examination if insufficient applications for enrollment are received. In the event that Green CulturED must cancel, we’ll give applicants a minimum of twenty-one (21) days notice prior to the scheduled commencement of the course in which the applicant is enrolled.
Any learner who does not complete or pass, any or all of the quiz(s) for the required assessments will be required to retake to earn their certification. Learners acknowledge that there is no guarantee or expectation of successfully passing all assessments the first time. No learner will ever be required to take more than three (3) certifications during any one (1) week while.
Learners who have more than three (3) certifications scheduled during a particular day during the final assessment period may present their schedules to Green CulturED for assistance in arranging for an alternate time for all certifications in excess of three (3). Please contact Green CulturED for more information. If applicable, a learner who cannot attend a regularly scheduled assessment must request permission for an alternate assessment from the instructor in advance of the assessment.
Green CulturED or any related body will not be liable for any loss, damage, or injury suffered (even if caused by negligence) due to individuals enrolling and participating in any of our offerings, except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law. Also, in recognition of the trust placed in our alumni, you agree to:
- Maintain a professional and humble attitude in all situations.
- Offer my services as a professional to all persons regardless of sex, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, age, marital status, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.
- Strive to be a trusted and reliable guide for the cannabis consumer.
- Act with integrity, competence, diligence, respect, and in an ethical manner with the public, patients, and adult-use consumers.
Confidentiality & Intellectual Property
The use of mobile phones or electronic devices to take video footage and photos or post updates to social media will not be permitted during any offering. Learners enrolled are not permitted to share, publicly or privately, any quiz, web portal login details, apps, videos, or written supporting materials that have been provided by Green CulturED. Also, in recognition of the trust placed in our alumni, you agree to:
- Members, learners, and candidates must not engage in any conduct that compromises the reputation, integrity, or certified designation or the integrity, validity, or security of the certification.
Professional Code of Ethics
Upon certification, learners will have the right to identify themselves as “Certified” in any advertising media, but you cannot act as an agent for Green CulturED in any manner and agrees to indemnify our offerings for any claims which arise out of any unauthorized representations made by the learner. In conducting your services as a professional, you will:
- Offer only those services which you are competent to provide.
- Not attempt to diagnose a patient’s medical condition, prescribe a treatment, or suggest/approve of going against a physician’s advice.
- Not knowingly make any misrepresentations relating to the professional certifications.
- Not make any statements, orally or in writing, that misrepresent the cannabis industry professional A misrepresentation is any untrue statement of a fact or any statement that is otherwise false or misleading.
- Act with integrity, competence, diligence, respect, and in an ethical manner with the public, clients, prospective clients, employers, employees, and colleagues in the cannabis profession, and encourage others to practice in a professional and ethical manner that will reflect credit on themselves and the global cannabis industry.
- Endeavor to keep up to date with the latest developments and continue to be a curious and avid learner in the ever-evolving cannabis industry.
- Avoid plagiarism of the curriculum in the preparation of material or technology for distribution to employers, associates, patients, clients, prospects, or the general public without prior explicit authorization from Green CulturED. Plagiarism involves copying or using substantially the same materials as those prepared by Green CulturED for professional certification.
- Be honest, straightforward, fair, and conscientious in all business dealings.
Elevate the standard of excellence throughout the cannabis industry.
- Offer only those services which you are competent to provide.
Individuals who successfully complete all parts of an offering will be expected to uphold these accepted ethics and standards. Learners consent to Green CulturED or any sponsor/supporter using their name and likeness for an unlimited period without remuneration, to promote.
Inclusivity & Affirmative Action
Diversity and inclusiveness are fundamental to education and practice. Learners are encouraged to have an open mind and respect differences of all kinds. Diversity and inclusiveness are fundamental to public health education and practice so learners are encouraged to have an open mind and respect differences of all kinds. Green CulturED shares responsibility with you for creating a learning climate that is hospitable to all perspectives and cultures. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, or military veteran status as is defined by law in employment, admission, scholarship, and financial aid programs or operation of its educational programs and activities as prescribed by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246 as amended, sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Age Discrimination Acts of 1974 and 1975, and other federal and state laws and regulations.
If you have a disability or want to know if you qualify for accommodations as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you are invited to contact Green CulturED. You are not required to disclose or reveal information about your disability to anyone at any time. However, in order to receive accommodations, you must make those needs known and request services.
Green CulturED believes all members of our community should be able to study and work in an environment where they feel safe and respected. As a mechanism to promote an inclusive community, we have created an incident reporting system. If you have experienced an incident, please submit a report here so that the administration can track and address concerns as they arise and to better support members of our “cannabis-loving” community.
Each learner in this training is expected to abide by the Green CulturED’s standards of Academic Integrity. All work submitted to meet training requirements is expected to be a learner’s own work. In the preparation of work submitted to meet training requirements, learners should always take great care to distinguish their own ideas and knowledge from information derived from sources. Academic integrity is important to the learning organization’s purpose of helping learners to develop critical, independent thinking skills and habits. Cheating and other forms of academic dishonesty run counter to this purpose and violate ethical and intellectual principles; they are, therefore, subject to penalties. We will define academic dishonesty as:
Plagiarism is the theft of someone else’s ideas and work. It is the incorporation of facts, ideas, or specific language that are not common knowledge, are taken from another source, and are not properly cited. Whether a learner copies verbatim or simply rephrases the ideas of another without properly acknowledging the source, the theft is the same. A computer program written as part of the learner’s academic work is, like a paper, expected to be the learner’s original work and subject to the same standards of representation.
In the preparation of work submitted to meet course, program, or school requirements, whether a draft or a final version of a paper, project, take-home exam, computer program, placement exam, application essay, oral presentation, or other work, learners must take great care to distinguish their own ideas and language from information derived from sources. Sources include published and unpublished primary and secondary materials, the Internet, and information and opinions of other people. Learners are responsible for following the standards of proper citation to avoid plagiarism.
Learners may not copy other learners’ work, computer programs or parts of programs, or exams. To avoid any suggestions of improper behavior during an exam, learners should not communicate with other learners during the exam. Neither should they refer to any books, papers, or use electronic devices during the exam without the permission of the instructor or proctor. All electronic devices must be turned off during an exam.
- Giving, receiving, using, or attempting to give, obtain, or use unauthorized information or assistance during an assessment or an examination.
- Obtaining or conveying, or attempting to obtain or convey, unauthorized information about an assessment or examination questions.
- Giving or receiving assistance on an essay or assignment that goes beyond that specifically allowed by the instructor (this includes buying and selling, or attempting to buy or sell essays and/or research assistance relating to training requirements).
- Impersonating someone else or causing or allowing oneself to be impersonated in an examination, or knowingly availing oneself of the results of impersonation.
- Presenting a single piece of work in more than one training without the permission of the instructors involved.
Learners must assume that collaboration in the completion of assignments is prohibited unless explicitly specified. Learners must acknowledge any collaboration and its extent in all submitted work. This requirement applies to collaboration on editing as well as collaboration on substance. Should academic misconduct occur, the learner(s) may be subject to disciplinary action. Contact Green CulturED for additional policies related to academic integrity and disciplinary actions.
3. Inappropriate Collaboration
Collaboration on assignments is prohibited unless explicitly permitted by the instructor. When collaboration is permitted, learners must acknowledge all collaboration and its extent in all submitted work. The collaboration includes the use of professional or expert editing or writing services, as well as statistical, coding, or other outside assistance. Because it is assumed that work submitted in a course is the learner’s own unless otherwise permitted, learners should be very clear about how they are working with others and what types of assistance, if any, they are receiving. In cases where assistance is approved, the learner is expected to specify, upon submission of the assignment, the type and extent of assistance that was received and from whom.
The goal of this oversight is to preserve the status of the work as the learner’s own intellectual product. Learners should remember that the Writing Center is available to assist them with assessing and editing their own work.
4. Duplicate Assignments
Learners are expected to submit work that is done solely for each course in which they enroll. The prior written permission of all instructors is required if learners wish to submit the same or similar work in more than one course. Learners who repeat a course must have the instructor’s approval to reuse or resubmit work that they previously submitted for the same course.
5. Fabrication and Falsification
Learners are expected to be honest and accurate in all work submitted, whether it involves scientific research or writing articles in journalism courses or any other course. Fabrication is the intentional act of making up data, results, or quotes and includes falsely citing sources or citing sources never utilized. Falsification is the manipulation of research including the distortion or omission of important data or results. Like plagiarism, fabrication and falsification are serious violations of academic integrity that are subject to review by the Administrative Board for disciplinary action. Green CulturED deeply values the integrity of science with sound and safe research practices by learners and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
Individually and collectively, learner and SME researchers are expected to safeguard and maintain the policies and practices with respect to scientific misconduct. All researchers are reminded that sponsoring agencies also have such concerns and that Green CulturED must inform the sponsors of any serious transgressions of their policies, as well as of any investigations related to sponsored research (sponsors may take action independent of Green CulturED).
6. Private Network
Information stored on a computer system or sent electronically over a network is the private property of the individual who created it. Examination, collection, or dissemination of that information without authorization from the owner is a violation of the owner’s right to control his or her property. Computers and networks provide mechanisms for protecting private information; attempts to circumvent these mechanisms to gain unauthorized access to private information are treated as violations of privacy. Learners are eligible for learner accounts primarily for educational use. Attempts to circumvent the software systems, to use the accounts of others without authorization, or to use accounts for anything other than their intended purposes are all forms of attempted theft.
Learners should not disclose account passwords or otherwise make the account available to others. Use of Green CulturED software and networks for commercial purposes without authorization is prohibited. Learners should not interfere with the functioning of a computer or disrupt or distract others using a computer. The use of an e-mail system to send fraudulent, annoying, or obscene messages is prohibited. Similarly, messages must not misrepresent the identity of the sender, be sent as chain letters, or broadcast indiscriminately to large numbers of people. It is the learner’s responsibility to learn the rules and responsibilities for the appropriate use of computers and networks.
Certain computer misconduct is prohibited under law and is, therefore, subject to criminal penalties. Such misconduct includes knowingly gaining unauthorized access to a computer system or database, falsely obtaining electronic services or data without payment of required charges, and destroying electronically processed, stored, or in-transit data.
Religious Holidays Absence
Any learner in an educational or vocational training institution, other than a religious or denominational training institution, who is unable, because of his or her religious beliefs, to attend training or to participate in any assessment, study, or work requirement on a particular day will be excused from any such assessment or requirement which he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day, provided that such makeup assessment or work will not create an unreasonable burden upon Green CulturED. Contact us for more information.
There are some dos and don’ts of courteous behavior online, called “Netiquette”. Each learner of our “cannabis-loving” community should expect courtesy and respect from all others who are learning on our platform. Because of new experiences in the cannabis industry and/or different kinds of manners that each of us was raised using, we may not realize it when we are rude or inconsiderate online. Read all the details of our core rules of “Netiquette” here:
- Remember it’s a human being you’re talking to
- Use the same behaviors online you would in real life
- Know where you are in cyberspace and cannabis
- Adjust your behavior to fit in our community
- Respect other people’s time and bandwidth
- Always try to make yourself look good online
- Be willing to share your cannabis knowledge
- Help keep flame wars under control in our LMS
- Respect each other’s privacy online
- Don’t abuse power (even industry veterans)
- Always be willing to forgive people’s mistakes
Our platform is designed for community-based learning and collaboration rather than competition. So that means that each member of the class supports the others in their efforts to succeed. Be sure to come to each class prepared to:
All policies and procedures identified in this learner orientation will be adhered to, but are not limited to, conditions for dropping or withdrawing from an offering, academic honesty, etc., and a copy of this orientation is available to download in our Learning Management System (LMS).
Title IX Policy
Members of the Green CulturED community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination, examples of which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. All members of the community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. Any member of the community, guest, or visitor who believes that the policy on Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination has been violated should immediately contact Green CulturED. Learners should understand that in cases of gender and sex-based discrimination, no employee, including members of the Subject Matter Expert (SME) team, can guarantee confidentiality.
Refund Policy (aka “Drop Window”)
Refund requests are required to be received within one (1) month from the certification enrollment date to be eligible. This is like what you might find on a traditional college campus. The period between a certification’s enrollment date and the one (1) month refund period is considered the “Drop Window”. During this “Drop Window”, we encourage you to explore the certification risk-free and determine if you’d like to continue. To qualify for a full refund and if you decide to exit certification before the “Drop Window” deadline as specified on your enrollment, there is no impact on your academic record, so you are eligible to transfer your enrollment to an equivalent certification or request a full refund.