Master Cannabis Regulations & Scale Knowledge via Continuing Legal Education That'll Ensure Compliance

Harness Legal Education That'll Elevate Your Cannabis Compliance Expertise & Revolutionize Legal Practices By Implementing Industry Standards For Licensed Operators

Made For: Legal Professional Cannabis Business Government Regulator Dispensary Operator CBD Product Vendor Cannabis Delivery Operator Hospitality Professional Compliance Officers Healthcare Providers Social Consumption Operator Industry Consultant Educational Program Marketing Professional Cannabis Policy Maker M&A Financial Analyst

Legal Cannabis Education That Makes Compliance EASY & Offers Regulatory Practitioners In-Depth Curriculum

We’re elevating the standards of Continuing Legal Education (CLEs) in the industry, equipping lawyers to better represent and advocate for industry participants. This initiative is aimed at developing a foundation that ensures a sustainable future.

Cannabis companies operate in a complex regulatory environment tailored to their industry. They are obligated to rigorously comply with extensive legal and regulatory requirements across both domestic and international jurisdictions. 

The jurisdictional legal framework determines the types of products that can be commercially available. Most jurisdictions implement a system where they classify and license operations based on the specific activities regulated by government agencies.

"Our Legal Education Helps Navigate Cannabis' Ever-Changing Regulatory Landscape & Keeps Gov't Regulatory Knowledge Up-To-Date..."
Legal Education
Our Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programs Achieve "Benchmarked Excellence" In Legal Practices, Custom-Tailored For The Diverse Regulatory Environments Of Each Cannabis Industry Jurisdiction.
ImageNameSummaryCategoriesCompetency:Accreditation:hf:categorieshf:att:pa_competencyhf:att:pa_accreditation
Workplace Harassment & Bystander Program
Workplace Harassment & Bystander Program

Training Time: 4:16 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 90-Day Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Badge & Certificate

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , worker-safety-and-health legal-education california colorado connecticut delaware illinois maine massachusetts new-jersey new-york rhode-island vermont washington washington-d-c view-all united-states country-specific100-leveliso-ansi-standards
Impaired Driving
Impaired Driving

Training Time: 1:08 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , , retail-dispensary medical-education cannabis-industry legal-education view-allmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Medical Patient Ethics & Privacy
Medical Patient Ethics & Privacy

Training Time: 1:08 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , retail-dispensary medical-education legal-education view-allmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Minor Patient & Caregiver Interactions
Minor Patient & Caregiver Interactions

Training Time: 1:01 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , , , , , retail-dispensary cannabis-cultivation product-manufacturer laboratory-operations medical-education cannabis-industry legal-education view-allmicro-learning-formatgacp-standards
United States Law History
United States Law History

Training Time: 1:31 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , medical-education cannabis-industry legal-education view-allmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
HIPAA and Medical Patients
HIPAA and Medical Patients

Training Time: 1:35 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , , retail-dispensary worker-safety-and-health medical-education legal-education view-allmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Law Enforcement Interactions
Law Enforcement Interactions

Training Time: 1:07 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , , , , , retail-dispensary cannabis-cultivation product-manufacturer laboratory-operations worker-safety-and-health cannabis-industry legal-education view-allmicro-learning-formatgacp-standards
How to Start a Retail Dispensary
How to Start a Retail Dispensary

Training Time: 1:19 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , retail-dispensary cannabis-industry legal-education view-allmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting
OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting

Training Time: 47 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , worker-safety-and-health legal-education view-allmicro-learning-formatoccupational-safety-health-administration-osha
Dispensary Technician Role
Dispensary Technician Role

Training Time: 59 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , retail-dispensary medical-education cannabis-industry legal-educationmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
METRC Tracking System
METRC Tracking System

Training Time: 50 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , , , retail-dispensary product-manufacturer laboratory-operations worker-safety-and-health cannabis-industry legal-educationmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Impairment Workplace Strategies
Impairment Workplace Strategies

Training Time: 1:05 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , , , , retail-dispensary cannabis-cultivation product-manufacturer laboratory-operations worker-safety-and-health cannabis-industry legal-educationmicro-learning-formatgacp-standards
How to Determine Valid Identification
Valid and Fake Identification

Training Time: 1:08 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , retail-dispensary worker-safety-and-health legal-education view-allmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Introduction to OSHA
OSHA Introduction

Training Time: 56 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , , worker-safety-and-health cannabis-industry legal-education view-allmicro-learning-formatoccupational-safety-health-administration-osha
Massachusetts State Laws
Massachusetts State Laws

Training Time: 2:12 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education massachusetts view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Ohio State Laws
Ohio State Laws

Training Time: 1:33 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education ohio view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Mississippi State Laws
Mississippi State Laws

Training Time: 1:21 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education mississippi view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Maryland State Laws
Maryland State Laws

Training Time: 2:02 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education maryland view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
West Virginia State Laws
West Virginia State Laws

Training Time: 1:10 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education west-virginia view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Colorado State Laws
Colorado State Laws

Training Time: 2:35 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education colorado view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Utah State Laws
Utah State Laws

Training Time: 1:33 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education utah view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Illinois State Laws
Illinois State Laws

Training Time: 2:44 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education illinois view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Alaska State Laws
Alaska State Laws

Training Time: 1:43 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education alaska view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Vermont State Laws
Vermont State Laws

Training Time: 1:24 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education vermont view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Washington D.C. Medical Laws
Washington D.C. Medical Laws

Training Time: 1:24 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education washington-d-c view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
Washington State Laws
Washington State Laws

Training Time: 2:41 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

, , legal-education washington view-all united-states country-specificmicro-learning-formatiso-ansi-standards
ImageNameSummaryCategoriesCompetency:Accreditation:hf:categorieshf:att:pa_competencyhf:att:pa_accreditation

Unified Cannabis Industry Standards

By unifying cannabis industry standards demonstrates it demonstrates how committed we are to helping assure the industry the use of safe, quality production methods and a safe work environment. Our curriculum is developed based on current standards established by the World Health Organization (WHO) by adopting Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Using a formalized Body of Knowledge (BOK) refers to sources that’s not related to a single jurisdiction, allowing a truly international cannabis education covering standards developed through participation by representatives of all interested parties, transparent, consensus-based, and subject to appropriate due process mechanisms.

We offer a comprehensive, proactive approach to cannabis quality management through implementing cannabis-specific, detailed safety, process, design, and performance requirements based on existing international quality and safety guidelines in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food safety, and agriculture.

Complicated Terminology Can Confuse Differences Between Standards, Regulations & Laws... Knowing What They Are & How They Interact Is Essential.
Our Subject Matter Experts (SME's) & Instructional Design Team Have Developed Curricula Implementing International Standards To Answer Unmet Training Needs In The Cannabis Industry That'll Protect Public Health, Consumer Safety & Safeguard Our Communities While Supporting Industry Growth.
Laws vs. Regulations vs. Standards
Industry Standards
Workforce Development
Annual Compliance
If used consistently, set standards and proper guidelines ensure operational quality, team safety, and efficiency. Requirements vary per the legal jurisdiction.
Government Regulations
Workplace Compliance
Cannabis Standards
Details on how laws are enforced or carried out are referred to as rules or administrative laws. They carry the force of law – application is mandatory.
Jurisdictional Laws
Licensed Operations
Industry Frameworks
Statutes made by the government are enacted by a legislative body and signed by the ranking official. Operators must abide by these to be in compliance.

American Herbal Products Association

Founded in 1982, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal and natural products industries. AHPA is comprised of more than 350 member companies, consisting primarily of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbal products.

In 2010 AHPA established a Cannabis Committee to under take the task of developing of national recommendations to regulators that address sensible regulatory practices for hemp and cannabis products. It engages in legislative advocacy, educational initiatives, and quality control standards to foster the integrity and sustainability of herbal.

AHPA aims to foster responsible and sustainable trade of herbal products, ensuring consumers can access a diverse range of safe goods with informed choices. Their vision is to make high-quality herbal products easily accessible and widely utilized by consumers. AHPA strives to promote consumer safety and awareness in the herbal product market. Ultimately, they seek to enhance the availability and usage herbal goods.

What Does AHPA Do in the Cannabis Industry? Being the Oldest Non-Profit Organization Specializing in Herbal Industry Service, the Association Focuses on Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy, Research, and Public Education to Support the Integration of Products into the American Lifestyle While Maintaining High Ethical Standards & Environmental Stewardship.
AHPA’s Members Represent The Growers, Processors & Manufacturers Of Herbal & Botanical Products In The Cannabis Industry.

AHPA Guidelines

Cultivation & Processing
Establish good practices and learn the best cultivation and proper handling procedures for operations that are provided in post-harvest processing of cannabis.
Product Manufacturer
Federally recognized Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for botanical and nutraceutical products ensure standards are maintained in manufacturing operations.
Cannabis Distribution
Distribution operations are the pivotal link connecting the cultivators, manufacturers, and dispensaries; specializing in detailed logistics, transportation, and compliance.
Laboratory Analysis
Labs test for a wide range of parameters such as cannabinoid profiles, terpene content, and the presence of contaminants such as impurities pesticides, and heavy metals.

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia

The mission of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia® (AHP) is to promote the responsible use of herbal medicines and ensure they are used with the highest possible degree of efficacy and safety. The primary way to accomplish this is through the development of standards of identity, purity, and analysis, as well as to review data regarding the efficacy and safety.

These works will be disseminated through a variety of AHP publications such as monographs, textbooks, and other educational materials; workshops and conferences; electronic media, and other avenues of distribution as are appropriate. AHP began developing monographs in 1994, and intends to produce 300 monographs on botanicals.

Once completed, these monographs, including many of the Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western herbs most frequently used in the United States, represent the most comprehensive and critically reviewed body of information on herbal medicines in the English language, and will serve as a primary reference for academicians and health providers.

What is the AHP? Established in 1995, the AHP is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the responsible use of herbal products and medicines.
The AHP Produces Critically Reviewed Documents Called Monographs That Outline the Quality Control Criteria Needed for Ensuring the Identity, Purity & Quality of Botanical Raw Materials. Beyond Monographs, AHP Engages in Research, Education & Advocacy to Elevate Botanicals in Healthcare, Emphasizing Ethical Sustainability.

AHP Standards

Cannabis Monograph
Purpose
The primary focus of all monographs is to provide testing standards that provide scientifically valid ways for ensuring the identity, purity, potency, and quality of botanical raw materials.
Analysis Methods
Standards
Every monograph contains a suite of identification and quality tests to meet standards, including botanical, macroscopic and microscopic, and chemical characterizations.
Therapeutic Compendium
Literature
The Therapeutic Compendium is a review available medical literature for Cannabis. It includes historic herbal medicine experience along with a review of modern literature.

ANSI/ANAB Cannabis Standards

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in the western hemisphere, with more than 2,500 organizations accredited in approximately 80 countries. ANSI has long-term effort to support safety, quality, and consumer health amid the continued growth of the cannabis industry.

As part of the new program, ANAB will assess and accredit certificate programs as conforming to the requirements of ASTM D8403-21, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs within the Cannabis and Hemp Industries, developed by ASTM International’s Subcommittee D37.06 on personnel training, assessment, credentialing.

ANAB staff were members of this committee and provided significant input on the design of the standard. They facilitate the issuance of trusted, scientific results by assessed and accredited conformity assessment bodies and confidence in the quality and safety of the products and services that they certify. This is our service to our customers and stakeholders.

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Provides Accreditation & Training Services to the Certification Body, Validation & Verification Body, Inspection & Laboratory Related Communities.
ANAB Assesses & Then Accredits Organizations to International & Domestic Standards & Requirements. ANAB Has Signatory Status Across Arrangements of the International Accreditation Forum.

ANSI/ANAB Accreditations

Certificate Accreditation
ASTM D8403-21
Certificate Programs
The new Cannabis Certificate Accreditation Program (C-CAP) assesses and recognizes training and education programs within the cannabis/hemp industries.
Testing Laboratory
ISO/IEC 17025
Analysis Standards
ANAB’s testing labs perform chemical, microbiological, and/or non-destructive cannabis analyses, and products fall under the Accreditation Program.
Personnel Certification
ISO/IEC 17024
Competency Frameworks
ANAB ISO / IEC 17024 is the premiere certification accreditation program globally. There 200+ certifications accredited by ANAB.

ASTM International Standards

ASTM International is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Combined with their innovative business services and certification offerings, they enhance performance and help boost confidence in products they buy and use.

ASTM standards promote focus on public health and safety, expand leadership position in the standards community, and broaden the international use of ASTM in the cannabis industry. This helps the cannabis industry attract and retain technical experts from around the world by a collaborative environment that meets industry needs.

Adopting ASTM standards ensures our curriculum will always be relevant to enhance the technical quality of standards and related content by providing a best-in-class, scalable development infrastructure. To create a truly international cannabis industry, we must understand global societal needs and service stakeholders through the integration of innovative education solutions.

The ASTM International Organization (Not-For-Profit & Non-Governmental) Develops Voluntary Consensus Standards & Defers To Appropriate Gov't Authorities To Determine Regulatory Framework Regarding The Control & Impact With The Cannabis Industry.
In a Short time, D37 has Emerged as the Global Leader in the Development of Cannabis & Hemp Standards & has Become the Trusted Industry Resource.

ASTM Accreditations

Cannabis Standards
Committee D37
Standards Development
From cultivators and consumers to labs and legislators, international standardization eliminates any confusion by defining what quality, safe, and compliant mean.
Proficiency Testing
CANNQ/HEMPQ
Hemp Flower (HFL)
ASTM’s robust range of testing solutions and certification programs helps laboratories, cultivators, producers, and more implement industry standards.
Cannabis Training
ASTM Standards
Competency Frameworks
To ensure compliance, quality, and proper safety, stakeholders should be trained and certified on established best practices and standard operating procedures.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization that brings global experts together to agree on the best ways of doing things. From quality management in the cannabis industry to Artificial Intelligence (AI), their mission is to make lives easier, safer and better – for everyone, everywhere. Standards define what great looks like, setting benchmarks for businesses.

Standards are the distilled wisdom of people with expertise in their subject matter and who know the needs of the organizations they represent – people such as manufacturers, sellers, buyers, customers, trade associations, users, or regulators. International standards ensure that the products and services you use daily are safe, reliable, and of high quality.

Implementing cannabis industry standards guides businesses in adopting sustainable and ethical practices, helping to create a future where your purchases not only perform excellently but also safeguard our planet. In essence, standards seamlessly blend quality with conscience, enhancing your everyday experiences and choices.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Is an Independent, Non-Governmental International Organization With a Membership of 170 National Standards Bodies. It Brings Together Experts to Share Knowledge & Develop Voluntary, Consensus-Based, Market Relevant International Standards That Support Innovation & Provide Solutions to Global Challenges & Bring Experts Together.​

ISO International Standards

Quality Management
ISO/IEC 9001:2015
ISO Certification
ISO / IEC 9001 is a global standard that outlines operations. Adhering to it can improve business performance and the satisfaction of the customer.
Testing Laboratory
ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Consumer Safety
Requirements for accreditation to laboratories that do analytical testing on cannabis. Testing products verifies that they are safe for consumption.
ISO Standards
International Organization
Competency Frameworks
Standards are the distilled wisdom of people with expertise in their subject matter - people such as manufacturers, sellers, users or regulators.

Good Manufacturing Practices

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is the aspect of quality assurance that ensures that medicinal products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the product specification. The World Health Assembly accepted the first version of the Certification Scheme on the quality of pharmaceutical products.

GMP defines quality measures for both production and quality control and defines general measures to ensure that processes necessary for production and testing are clearly defined, validated, reviewed, and documented and that the personnel, premises, and materials are suitable for the production of pharmaceuticals and biologicals including vaccines.

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) are, in most cases, interchangeable. GMP meaning the basic regulation promulgated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensure that manufacturers are taking proactive steps to guarantee their products are safe and effective. cGMP, on the other hand, was implemented by the FDA to ensure continuous improvement in the approach of manufacturers to product quality. 

The GMP Unified Standards for the Cannabis Industry Aim to Elevate Product Quality & Safety by Establishing Comprehensive Guidelines That Span Across All Key Facets of the Industry, Including Cultivation, Extraction, & Retail. These Standards Are Crafted to Be Proactive, Focusing on Quality Management Throughout the Production Process, Rather Than Solely Relying on Post-Production Testing. This Approach Not Only Enhances Consumer Safety but Also Promotes Operational Efficiency & Product Consistency Within the Cannabis Sector.

GMP Standards

Quality Team
Quality Assurance
Quality Team
Members will perform quality assessments on operations to identify problems & develop appropriate corrective measures.
Process Validation
Good Manufacturing Practice
Process Validation
Validation is the documented act of demonstrating instruments, processes, and activities that are regularly used or done.
Surprise Audits
Quality Control
Surprise Audits
A surprise audit every now & then can help gain a more accurate insight into what goes on in the facility to identify real root causes of non-compliance & take action before it progresses into a larger issue.
Compliance Training
Risk Management
Compliance Training
Providing compliance training to staff is the best way to ensure compliance with GMP standards to gain a better understanding of GMP & continually improve operations.

Good Laboratory Practices

Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is a quality system of management controls for research laboratories and organizations to ensure the uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of products in development for human or animal health (including pharmaceuticals) through non-clinical safety tests; from physio-chemical properties.

Good Laboratory Practices are put in place to protect the quality of laboratory data. In any pharmaceutical lab, Good Laboratory Practice is based on written documentation of the work being done. These are Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). SOPs detail the different practices to follow for the purpose of cannabis quality assurance standards. 

The main goal is to promote consistency across all practices in a laboratory setting. SOPs should cover the purpose of a procedure, the responsible personnel, and the step-by-step actions that need to be taken. With clear guidelines, labs can ensure transparency and accountability in the event of any production errors. It is essential that quality is not sacrificed at any production stage.

Good Laboratory Practices Form the Bedrock Upon Which High-Quality, Reliable & Reproducible Laboratory Work Is Built. By Adhering to These Principles, Laboratories Can Assure Stakeholders of the Integrity & Reliability of Their Data, Thus Contributing to the Advancement of Scientific Knowledge & the Development of Safe & Effective Products & Technologies. Enhanceing the Credibility of Research.

GLP Standards

Quality Control
ISO/IEC 17025
Quality Control
Serves as one of the most critical functions in consumer product manufacturing as a laboratory has the final say on product release based on adherence to established specifications.
Standard Operating Procedures
ISO/IEC 17025
Standard Operating Procedures
Are stand-alone sets of step-by-step instructions which allow workers to consistently carry out routine operations & documented training confirms an employee’s comprehension of their job tasks.
ISO Standards
ISO/IEC 17025
Test Method Transfer
Common practices using purchase equipment from vendors that provide “validated” test methods, so there is no formal verification by the laboratory itself to demonstrate the method validated by the vendor.

Good Agriculture & Collection Practices

Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) guidelines were developed to create a single supranational framework to ensure appropriate and consistent quality in the cultivation and production of medicinal plants and herbal substances. They were developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the aim of improving the quality of medicinal plants being used in herbal medicines in the commercial market.

The GACP guidelines provide a basis for homogenized national or regional standards for the cultivation and collection of medicinal plants and should therefore be viewed as an effective “working tool” whose benefits are to reduce waste, ensure the quality of raw material, and gain market credibility.

Production and primary processing of medicinal plants and herbal substances have a direct influence on the final quality of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) produced and such production and primary processing actions can constitute the first step in the quality assurance process, which is central to compliance with the GACP guidelines.

What does the USDA do? Serves as a Blueprint for Entities of All Sizes Within the Industry, By Utilizing These Guidelines & Assessment Tools, the Industry Can Assure the Integrity of Herbal Materials Used in Consumer Products.
This Includes Ensuring Accurate Identification, the Absence of Harmful Contaminants, & Compliance With Quality Standards. These Practices Directly Impact the Quality of the Product.

GACP Standards

Botanical Identity
GACP-GMP Guidance
Botanical Identity
Botanical identity & quality must be assured throughout the growing, harvesting, post-harvest handling & further processing of botanical materials.
Wild Collection
GACP-GMP Guidance
Wild Collection
Many botanicals in trade are collected in the wild rather than cultivated that involves the choice of collection location to the techniques used to find new cannabis genetics.
Agriculture Standards
GACP-GMP Guidance
Agriculture Standards
Operations that grow and/or harvest crops that are food-based includes wild collection operations to ensure the quality and freedom from contamination of produce.
Workplace Harrassment Compliance

All teams receive FREE enrollments into our “Workplace Harassment & Bystander Intervention Program” since recent industry studies have shown cannabis workers experience harassment HIGHER than other industries and movements like #MeToo are changing workplaces, so we’re helping too.

Deliver a workplace harassment compliance program that’s a “turn-key solution” to meet every jurisdiction’s varying legal requirements and will elevate your organization’s “safety culture” to ensure your team is prepared for hazards in the cannabis industry when addressing workplace issues.

Teams Train For: $37.00 / $0.00 (FREE)

REQUIRED STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: GOV § 12950.1

Legal Requirements: Employers must provide at least two (2) hours of sexual harassment training to all employees with supervisor duties & at least one (1) hour to employees without supervisor duties; renewal required every two (2) years.

REQUIRED STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: Senate Bill No. 553

Legal Requirements: All employers with 10 or more employees on-site must develop workplace violence prevention plans by July 1, 2024. that necessitates the development of a detailed prevention plan, tailored training programs, and a log of violent incidents.

"ENCOURAGED" STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: 3 CCR 708-1, Rule 20.6

Legal Requirements: The Colorado Civil Rights Commission & EEOC guidelines emphasize the importance of such training, covering forms of unlawful harassment related to protected characteristics under federal & state law.

REQUIRED STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: Executive Order 7DDD

Legal Requirements: Employers which have three or more employees must provide at least two (2) hours of training to all employees within six (6) months of hiring per the Time’s Up Act .

REQUIRED STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: HB 360

Legal Requirements: Employers with fifty (50) or more employees must train all new employees within a year of their start date. Renewal required every two (2) years.

REQUIRED STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: Public Act 101-0221

Legal Requirements: Employers must provide annual sexual harassment prevention training for all employees by December 31 of each year under the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA).

REQUIRED STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: Title 5, section 4572

Legal Requirements: Employers with fifteen (15) or more employees are required to provide sexual harassment training to all employees, including new hires within one year of their start date.

"ENCOURAGED" STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: Chapter 151B, Section 3A (e)

Legal Requirements: Employers are advised to provide sexual harassment training to new employees within their first year of employment. Supervisors should receive additional training that covers their specific responsibilities.

"ENCOURAGED" STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: 2C:33-4

Legal Requirements: While private-sector employees are not required by law to provide sexual harassment training for all employees, it is still considered best practice to provide and require employees to undergo such training.

REQUIRED STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: Section 201-g

Legal Requirements: Every employer is required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to their employees. This training must be interactive & include an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with guidance issued by the Department of Labor.

REQUIRED NEW YORK CITY

City Regulation: Section 8-107

Legal Requirements: Employers with more than fifteen (15) employees must train every employee within 90 days of their hiring. The training must include: sexual harassment, the employer's complaint process, bystander intervention, and the responsibilities of supervisors.

"ENCOURAGED" STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: Senate Bill (SB) 240

Legal Requirements: Employers are required to provide their employees with a written policy on how to handle & investigate reports of sexual harassment & must offer training regarding sexual harassment at least once every two years.

"ENCOURAGED" STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: Senate Bill (SB) 240

Legal Requirements: Employers are required to provide their employees with a written policy on how to handle & investigate reports of sexual harassment & must offer training regarding sexual harassment at least once every two years.

"ENCOURAGED" STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: 21 Vt. Stat. Ann. § 495h (f)(1)-(3)

Legal Requirements: While sexual harassment training in the workplace is not legally mandated, it is strongly encouraged by both the EEOC & state legislation to foster a safe & welcoming environment for all employees.

REQUIRED STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: SB 5258

Legal Requirements: Employers must provide qualifying employees with a specified list of assault and harassment prevention resources and a panic button, and must meet the record keeping requirements.

REQUIRED STATE-WIDE

State Regulation: (B22-0913)

Legal Requirements: The Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018 mandates sexual harassment training of tipped workers. This includes training for employees, managers, owners, and operators of businesses with tipped employees.

Workplace Harassment For Compliance In The Cannabis Industry...
Our Compliance "Choose Your Own Adventure" Pedagogical-Approach Has Adopted Cannabis Standards Developed By Gov't Regulators & Gamification Makes "UN-FUN Training" Fun.
0 Topics

Workplace Violence Prevention

Video: 1:06 Hours

eBook: 31 Pages

Quiz: 20 Questions

Grade: 70%+ Required

Get Started

0 Topics

Supervisor Harassment Prevention

Video: 55:30 Minutes

eBook: 37 Pages

Quiz: 20 Questions

Grade: 70%+ Required

Get Started

0 Topics

Bystander Intervention Role

Video: 40:30 Minutes

eBook: 24 Pages

Quiz: 20 Questions

Grade: 70%+ Required

Get Started

0 Topics

Employee Harassment Prevention

Video: 50:14 Minutes

eBook: 23 Pages

Quiz: 20 Questions

Grade: 70%+ Required

Get Started

Required
0 Topics

Course Evaluation

Questions: 15 Required

Format: Likert Scale

Feedback: Open-Ended

Language: English

Complete Evaluation

Your Journey To Mastering Cannabis Laws & Compliance

Date: May 22, 2024
From the Desk of Evan Erickson

Many legal professionals in the cannabis industry may not fully grasp the evolving legal landscape.

Just as operators sometimes miss the mark with compliance and face fines, legal experts may rely on outdated practices or only adapt when facing compliance issues.

This approach is no longer sufficient… in the cannabis industry, compliance missteps can lead to hefty fines.

For example, in California, businesses can face fines of up to $30,000 per violation for non-compliance with cannabis regulations. In Colorado, penalties for violations can range from $500 to $100,000, depending on the severity and frequency of the infractions.

What’s required is a robust, proven process for understanding and applying the law effectively… this is precisely what our legal education aims to impart.

It’s a high-stakes game where adherence to legal standards is not just best practice, it’s essential for survival and profitability in this burgeoning market.

In legal education, especially in the cannabis industry, simply following the status quo or making changes only when problems arise isn’t effective.

True expertise requires more than just reactive measures…

It demands a solid, proven methodology to navigate the constantly-changing cannabis laws and regulations.

This approach is about transforming average legal strategies into powerful tools, suitable for any scenario in this rapidly evolving industry.

And that’s exactly what our courses are designed to teach – a systematic way to excel in cannabis law and compliance.

FACT: The Cannabis Industry Demands Skilled Legal Experts
(…Who Truly Understand The Intricacies...)

All cannabis businesses require expertise in navigating legal landscapes to ensure compliance and success.

They need a systematic and proven approach to understand and apply the law effectively, which can make a significant difference in their operations.

I won’t oversell the importance of legal knowledge in cannabis. If you’re here, you recognize the critical role of legal expertise in driving compliance and safeguarding business interests.

In other words, being well-versed in cannabis law translates to better compliance, risk management, and business growth. That’s why the industry seeks cannabis legal Education Experts.

The challenge is: Many lack depth in this specialized field…

And that’s your opportunity.

As a specialist in cannabis legal education, you are uniquely positioned to guide businesses through the complexities of cannabis legislation and compliance.

In this program, focused on legal education, you’ll gain expertise in the following key areas:

This certification equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the field of Cannabis Legal Education, enabling you to make informed decisions and drive compliant outcomes in this dynamic and evolving industry.

In essence, accomplished Legal Education Optimization Specialists possess the capability not only to decrease the number of compliance pitfalls, but also to do so with a proven and consistent process that optimizes existing legal resources.

If you’re eager to embark on the journey to become an esteemed “Cannabis Legal Expert,” then there’s one vital question for you…

Are You an "Implementer" or Just a "Theorist?"
(or...Why Legal Education Matters)

Let’s be honest: Lawyers are abundant.

So, how do you distinguish those who put theory into practice from those who merely…

…discuss?

That’s the challenge!

And at Green CulturED, it was our challenge as well. You see, we don’t just educate on legal best practices; we actively ENGAGE in the field of Legal Education.

We’re not just theorists. We’re not just observers.

We’re industry professionals managing cannabis industry solutions (both online and offline) in various sectors, serving everyone from aspiring legal professionals to seasoned practitioners.

In other words: WE PRACTICALLY LIVE THIS…

…which is why we understand the importance of finding genuinely skilled individuals who are well-versed in the subject matter.

That’s precisely why we introduced the “Continuing Legal Education” certification.

Originally designed to educate our own team members, but in the spirit of sharing our expertise (which is at the core of Green CulturED), we’re now extending this certification and training to the broader community.

In essence, we’re extending it to YOU…

Accreditations & Authorizations
Our "Claim-to-Fame" Is Being The Most Accredited (or Authorized) Training Provider In The Industry To ENSURE What We Do Actually Meets ALL Those Never-Ending Regulator Requirements.
Cannabis Niches
By Combining Courses, Accredited Certifications & Community-Based Learning, We Provide Cannabis Learners Everything Needed To Stand-Out In The Industry (+ Look Really Smart While Doing It).
The Industry Moves Fast, We're A Cannabis Skills & Talent Development Platform That Curates "Best-in-Class" Niche Training That'll Make Becoming An Expert Easy.
Community Experience
Here Are Some Measurable & Tangible Results From Our Community So Welcome To Our World So We Hope You Find Our Training TRULY Enriching, But Here's What Just A Few Learners Have To Say. 
Jonathon Tecum-Chavez
Jonathon Tecum-Chavez
Co-Founder, THC GO Delivery
Read More
"Green CulturED's Cannabis Delivery Certification gave us the chance to learn the way it is supposed to be done. By partnering with Green CulturED, our drivers receive the best standardized training. I'm very grateful we were able to use their resources as we started our operations in New Jersey."
- Mary Kate Haller,
- Mary Kate Haller,
HR Director, Local Cannabis Co.
Read More
"Green CulturED Headquarters (HQ) is hands down one of the best investments I have ever made for my team members' training. Applying what my employees and I have learned has had a profoundly positive effect not just within my business profitability but my understanding of the cannabis industry as a "whole" works."
- Scott Morris
- Scott Morris
Dispensary Manager, Trulieve
Read More
"Green CulturED, in general, has been like a college experience. It gave me the opportunity to make money and train while working. It helped me pay for my education while managing dispensary operations without taking out a $100,000 loan for a degree that I may or may not have used to land a very boring, normal job working 9 - 5."
Robert K.
Robert K.
Cannabis Enthusiast
Read More
"With the certifications and programs I was most interested in learning, I was able to secure a job at a local cannabis business and hope to start my career and my path towards the cannabis industry, and pursue my goals."
Shiv S.
Shiv S.
Dispensary Manager
Read More
"Just love it. One of a kind educational material offered here! Exceptionally well articulated and presented that keeps us engaged and curious."
Rachel Kent
Rachel Kent
Operations Supervisor
Read More
"Super happy that we found an answer to our multi-store training problem. Since I can delegate team leaders from different dispensaries, they can assign training when they need it. I don't have to be hands-on with new hires and certificate renewals but still have the option to access the training records when I need to. Thanks Green CulturED!"
Paul Grant
Paul Grant
Delivery Manager
Read More
"My delivery drivers struggle communicating with the dispensaries sometimes. The private messaging option allows my drivers to easily message the store, put urgent notifications into the group feed, and keep all of the transportation messages in one place. This really helps us if we need to review any communication between order notes."
Kyle Schwimmer
Kyle Schwimmer
Cultivation Manager
Read More
"When we started our grow, we wanted to make sure our products were of the highest quality. Green CulturED's cultivation programs helped us understand how it is supposed to be done. Since we started implementing what we learned in the training, our overall harvest produced a purer product with a higher yield a to compete with the big players."
Saraia Patel
Saraia Patel
Dispensary Manager
Read More
"In Massachusetts, RVT is required for all of our employees. Green CulturED's training format, automated emails, and easy-to-access certificates make it really easy for our compliance team to stay organized and retain the records that confirm we trained our employees. We wouldn't be able to do that without the manager portal and team dashboard."
Previous
Next
Trusted By 1,000's Companies Like...