Craft Cannabis Products Using Good Manufacturing Practices That Create Memorable Consumer Experiences

Elevate Consumer Experiences Through Product Development & "Infused Creations" Using Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) That'll Propel Consumption Methods & Industry Innovations

Made For: Manufacturing Agent Cannabis Lab Technician Quality Assurance Expert Cannabis Logistics Manager Production Supervisor Delivery Transporting Agent Cannabis Processing Agent Extraction Technician Cannabis Executive Chef Quality Control Manager Cannabis Kitchen Supervisor Product Packaging Technician Food Safety Professional Infused Manufacturer

Cannabis Product-Line Creations via Infused Inventions & Extract Mastery Using Good Manufacturing Practices

Turn products into profit, recipes into edibles and “grandma’s recipes” into a reality by adding value through processing cannabis and manufacturing brand product lines while utilizing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards.

Manufacturing operations must ensure consumer health and safety as the #1 priority when sourcing cannabis along with human-grade consumable ingredients to develop products for their Intellectual Property (IP) that represents their cannabis-infused brand.

It’s about having a winning “cannabis recipe” that makes manufacturers and processors have such a vital role in producing infused products that are well-known cannabis industry brands that consumers trust by meeting government regulatory requirements.

"Processing Evolves QUICKLY & Success Comes From Applying Winning "Cannabis Recipes" That Meets GMP Standards..."

Manufacturer Learning Paths

Learning Plans Are Meticulously Designed Guides That Indicate Which Certifications To Pursue & Sequence For Every Aspect Of Cannabis Product Manufacturing's "Formulated Body of Knowledge" (BOK).

100-Level Competency

Cannabis Handler Badge

100 Experience Points

"Choose Your Own Adventure"

200-Level Competency

300-Level Competency

Digital Badge Achievement
Learning Structures
"In 2014, Open Badges™ Discovery Project Identified Four (4) Learning Structures (Linear, Freeform, Tiered & Clustered) For Learning Paths & Complexities Vary Based On Cannabis Competencies, Personal Interests & Professional Experiences... Some May Be Short, While Others Takes Many Forms, So Different Pathways May Be Simple, Linear, or Complexly Interconnected."
Learning Paths
Learning Pathways

Learning Paths are the chosen routes individuals complete as they progress through a specific cannabis industry specialization, academic programs, and learning experiences. It’s a roadmap describing the landscape of a field, program, or specialization that is made of steps that represent requirements, competencies, or other “real-world experiences” that take the form of a hierarchy of nested steps.

Learning pathways serve as the scaffolding and trajectory to understanding progression that allows the cannabis industry to organize badge credentials into shared pathways that better connect experiences across many learning contexts.

Learning Paths can be organized around digital badge systems that are already implemented or can assist with the design of new systems by providing structure. Badges and pathways are defined by the cannabis industry’s understanding of what individuals accomplish for expertise. 

Learning Pathways (aka “Competency Frameworks”) is a means for people to gain comprehensive competencies in a cannabis niche while earning different badges to realize expert-level competencies. A pathway may have multiple routes that have the same endpoint, multiple entry points to achieve similar outcomes, and/or even outcomes may diverge based Learning Pathway(s).

Until recently, most Learning Pathways have focused on prescriptive, institutional, or corporate learning objectives/achievements, ignoring successful learning from unstructured environments such as continuing education, conference workshops, etc. Badges are a means to recognize those opportunities and incorporate their benefits into creating an accurate digital portrayal of accomplishments.

Competency Frameworks
"Competency Frameworks Depict Different Learning Pathways To Support Badge Earners By Using "Nested Structures" Within Steps In It That Model Real-World Relationships Between Concepts People Understand As "Categories or "Containers" Full Of Smaller Component Courses. Looking At Pathway B, There's Three (3) Levels Of Steps, Where Some Have A Badge Associated & Others Have Only One (1) Learning Path Since Badges May Be Shared Between Multiple Learning Pathways."
Pathway Competencies
Standards Implementation

For competency framework design, identification of purpose, structure, and achievement are critical no matter if you are starting from scratch or badge mapping existing standards. Rather than plodding through creating each badge, one by one, how do you organize them in a meaningful way for learners? 

Purpose (Steps)
Structure (Shape)
Achievement (Endpoint)

When badges are being added to a pre-existing curriculum, the curriculum may constrain the way learning is recognized, so if an existing curriculum is not aligned to standards then it’s very difficult to align a badge to standards. One of the biggest considerations when designing pathways is if:

When integrating, it’s important to think about your badges as a whole. How will you implement them? What kind of badges are you awarding? How often will you award badges? Are badge earners allowed to test out of specific steps, demonstrate relevant competencies, or bring in badges earned from other issuers?

Alternatively, when the curriculum is being developed alongside badges, the options for both may seem limitless and overwhelming. Pre-existing standards-based curricula can importantly help to structure design decisions and there are specific advantages for either approach.

Theoretically, Learning Pathway structures are well accepted, but operationalizing them into an applied application can be a challenge so implementation of learning structures is based on a hierarchically organized set of steps. Completing each micro-step can be thought of as the pieces that form a pathway to the parent objective(s).

Green CulturED™ learning structures are not overly complex, making them accessible to many use cases while providing enough structure to offer a common way to think about badge system design, including defining the achievement of an individual or organization’s learning goals.

Skills-Based Badges That Are Cannabis Industry-Trusted, Transportable & 3rd-Party Verifiable via Canvas Network™ Using Open Badge™ Standards

Green CulturED™ has partnered with Canvas Network™… badging can be complex, so we make it easy to earn, share, and verify learner credentials achieved from cannabis industry training and badges are revolutionizing the educational landscape globally by recognizing learner competencies.

Cannabis industry competencies don’t magically materialize… at the end of an educational program. Badging allows learners to recognize, validate, track, and share learning achievements from “Day 1” by empowering them to tell their full “cannabis journey” by allowing credential transportability.

Digital credentials help translate learner competencies… into validated skills that both learners and employers can understand. Badges give learners control over learning records and their career paths by clearly communicating valued skills they’ve already demonstrated mastery of.

Partnership Integration

Digital badging can be complex... Canvas Credentials™ makes it easy to accelerate Green CulturED™ total eLearning solution that's made 100% specifically for the cannabis industry that'll validate competencies, drive engagement, improve completion & ensure compliance.

Professional Badges

Skills Recognition

Badges recognize achievements in the cannabis industry across the different stages of everyone’s “learning journey” & digital credentials are widely adopted across industries to recognize learner achievements via accredited education.

Badges provide a way for learners to have validation for cannabis skills & achievements earned using 3rd-party verifiable credentials that connect achievement “meta-data” using Open Badge standards to identify expertise.

Badging is revolutionizing cannabis credentials by “leveling the playing field” for professional advancement to help support all learning objectives & ensure meaningful competencies are attained (not “flash in the pan”) by individuals.

Badges contain all ” learner meta-data” based on the Open Badges™ standard that exchanges training records, allows credential transportability, credential verification & online management (social media, job sites, etc.) everywhere.

Badges help identify cannabis skills & professional talent based on learner achievements to help ensure industry employers better match job seekers using credentials to find individuals with the exact competencies needed.

Digital Certificates

Certificate Verification

Verify certificates via a scannable QR-code & search by unique IDs that allow third-party verification (ex. cannabis employers, government regulators, etc.) functionality that’ll ensure digital credential recognition industry-wide.

Display achievements on LinkedIn™, Facebook™, Twitter™, etc. on social media  + download/email/print/etc. digital certificates to show off in your office to effortlessly highlight all your professional cannabis credentials.

Transcripts provide a comprehensive training record of a learner’s progress that contains detailed information (ex. enrollments, status, grades, certificates, etc.) that’s instantly generated,  printable & downloadable (PDF file).

Certificates are dynamically generated upon successful completion of assigned certification that’s displayable online, downloadable (PDF file), printable & automatically emailed by attaching certificates to emails sent upon passing.

Team leaders can access certificates (PDF files) that are printable, automatically emailed & bulk downloadable once individuals become certified for gov’t recordkeeping, track compliance, team reporting + more.

Earn Cannabis Credentials & Share (LinkedIn™, Twitter™, etc.) + QR-Code Verifiable Certificates That'll Make Managing Achievements SIMPLE

Cannabis industry professionals require credentials… a way to separate themselves from the “rest of the pack” & government regulators require verifiable certificates that ensure compliance to protect consumers and establish industry standards to confirm the veracity of their achievements.

Easily earn, share, and verify your digital certificates… use QR-code verification, look-up unique certificate IDs + more that’ll make sharing certificates easy on social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), career websites,  job applications, resumes/cover letters, etc. very simple.

Track, manage, and report Continuing Education Units (CEUs)… earned from professional development, track government compliance training, and report on the cumulative accomplishments that allow credits to be verified by learners, team leaders, accrediting organizations + more.

It’s Our “Great Equalizer”… until recently, when it came to getting a job, there were two camps: those with degrees & those without. Now there’s badging – benefiting students, higher ed institutions, and job recruiters. At the simplest level, Green CulturED helps the cannabis industry gather all their best ideas in one place, so they can scale their teams and get more work done faster.

At a deeper level, Green CulturED is helping power the new skills-based economy. What does that mean? It’s simple: In the past, credentials were all that mattered. You got the degree, then you got the job. Today, smart companies are recognizing that skills, not merely credentials, are what matters, causing a shift to on-the-job training and apprenticeship. And we think that’s a good thing!

Our mission is to encourage and empower the shift from the “credentials-based economy” back into a “skills-based economy” where it belongs. Because we believe it’s good for business (and good for humans) when merit… not pedigree… rules the day.

Manufacturer Roles

Diverse Career Opportunities Emerge As Retail Cannabis Industry Evolves, Offering A Spectrum of Roles That Reflect the Sector's Dynamic Growth & Highlighting Your Value Of Adaptability Within This Flourishing Field.
Accredited Education That'll Grow Industry Knowledge...

Learn "Seed-to-Sale" Cannabis Expertise

Cannabis education for “casual learners” to industry PROS advancing careers via our accredited certifications that are based on recognized standards (ex. ANSI, ISO, etc.) developed by industry-leading Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who know what works.

"Discover How Complex Every Step From "Seed-to-Sale" & Learn Everything That True Cannabis Industry Experts Implement..."
"Expand Your Cannabis Knowledge By Becoming An Industry Expert That'll Grow Your Opportunities To Brand-New Heights..."
Made For Individual Learners, Cannabis Pros & Industry Operators...

Courses, Certifications & Community Learning

Our skills & talent development platform combines cannabis certifications, community, courses & MORE to develop expertise for success (+ look smart while doing it) as we’ve become one of the industry’s most trusted voices sharing the very best of what works.

Education That's Built By The Industry, For The Industry...

Learn From World-Class Faculty Members

Learn from real experts – not “gurus” and “academics” – who provide up-to-date training (always be 1-step ahead of the competition), proven Responsible Vendor Training (make compliance SIMPLE) & a community of “thought leaders” (so you never have a question).

"Our Subject Matter Experts Are Passionate About Cannabis & Bring Credibility With In-Depth Professional Industry Experience..."
"Canvas Network™ Validates Your Cannabis Education via 3rd-Party Verifiable "Meta-Data" That'll Display Anywhere Online..."
Canvas Network™ 3-Party Verifiable & Accredited Credentials...

Earn Professional Badges & Digital Certificates

Earn, share & verify credentials you’ve earned on LinkedIn™, Facebook™, etc. that’ll make certificate verification EASY (scan QR-Code, ID search, etc.) + digital badges are awarded via Open Badge™ standards to verify by utilizing “achievement meta-data” (like NFT’s).

Micro-Learning Format

Preview Training Format via Our "Valid & Fake Identification (ID)" Micro-Learning Module That Discusses How Being Able To Properly ID Customers Ensures Gov't Compliance & Becomes A Cannabis Industry Expert.

Training Module

Training is pointless if it's not reinforced... designed 100% for cannabis learners, our micro-learning format helps overcome the "Forgetting Curve" & ensures cannabis concepts are reinforced with its "in the flow of work" pedagogical approach.

Elevate cannabis training with SCORM-compliant, ADA-accessible interactive content that's mobile-friendly platform offers a Learning Experience Platform (LXP) seamlessly delivered to empower professionals in this evolving sector.

Video Example

Learning Experience Platform (LXP) That's More Than "Just Another LMS" (That's Boring & Un-Fun Training)...
Digital Resources

Leave nothing to chance by using digital resources... that are carefully designed by industry experts, the digital resources that learners can use "offline" to ensure knowledge is retained & referenceable for any cannabis-related tasks step by step that'll ensure they have access to education when needed.

Digital learning resources are used for education in many ways and implemented in different forms. In traditional classrooms, digital learning resources are used as supplements to the primary course content, while in virtual learning the digital resources actually make up what is the “content” of the class.

eBook Example
"Downloadable Digital Resources Provide Foolproof Guidance At Every Step That Allows Offline Learning..."
Learner Assessment

Assessments help learners put education to use... When it comes to compliance safety, knowing is only half the battle & by utilizing assessments to verify cannabis knowledge for compliance is required across various specific regulatory + industry-related standards.

Assessments are used to defined a standard for a learner, team, or the organization as a whole so by raising awareness around benchmarking data drives a culture of constant improvement once the baseline has been determined to set clear learning objectives.

Quiz Example
Identify "Learning Gaps" Early (aka "Compliance Issues") & Mitigate Quickly To Ensure Gov't Regulator Audit-Readiness...
Training Formats

Comprehensive training makes all the difference... in the highly regulated cannabis industry there are different programmatic requirements for Responsible Vendor Training (RVT) & other gov't training compliance programs (ex. ISO, OSHA, EPA, etc.), so to simplify compliance we've developed tailored educational programs that can be assigned precisely when & where needed.

Our dynamic blend of training videos, eBooks, and quizzes, meticulously crafted for various learning styles, significantly boosts retention, combats mental fatigue & fosters comprehension of intricate cannabis concepts that'll ensure professional proficiency.

Utilizing SCORM-compliant standards as the primary video training format is deeply anchored in Hermann Ebbinghaus' (University of Berlin, 1880s) foundational "Learning Curve" & "Forgetting Curve" theories that's effectively integrated with micro-learning strategies for optimal knowledge retention.

Programmatic Requirements
Community-Based Learning

We've cultivated a "cannabis-loving" community... with world-class cannabis education + host of sophisticated community management & our Learning Experience Platform (LXP) is the centerpiece of our mission to simplify cannabis training & build a culture of learning that supports industry learners.

You'll join our EXCLUSIVE member community, where we'll help you build a network with professionals in the cannabis industry & you’ll see we’re different by how our community provides a thoughtful, HUMAN response to all inquiries.

Our "Cannabis-Loving" Community Brings Together Some Of The Industry's Brightest Minds...

True Product Manufacturing Experts Recognize This...

Date: June 13, 2024
From the desk of Evan Erickson

Ever had a higher-up or client probe you about not utilizing some lesser-known process, intricate approach, or a strategy of questionable merit, all because they overheard an industry “Guru” mention it?

Meanwhile, you’re deeply aware that those claiming successful product manufacturing are all about clever shortcuts or “this one unique approach” that rarely stands the test of time or delivers real results..

Genuine Product Manufacturing Experts grasp this: A manufacturing operation involves more than just the “how-tos.” It involves mastering efficiency, relationship management, and market understanding.

The cannabis industry is only getting bigger and more regulated…

The #1 Most Misunderstood & Underutilized Aspect in the Industry

The cannabis market is not just growing; it’s booming. Industry insights reveal a dramatic shift, with edibles and concentrate markets expanding rapidly.

Indeed, significant opportunity is on the horizon…

Education is crucial in this sector, escalating importance in guiding consumers to discover, learn about, and purchase cannabis-infused products.

For instance, consider the edible market’s meteoric rise, with brands leveraging digital showcases for their products. Or the concentrate segment, where top producers share intricate production processes, attracting consumer attention.

Even in the flower category, leading brands are engaging with audiences through educational content, solidifying their market presence. These strategies are a nod to consumer trends and market demands.

However, despite these developments and a market ripe with opportunity, many in the industry are still not fully capitalizing on this growth potential.

Does this sound familiar in the context of your manufacturing operations?

Does that sound familiar?

Perhaps you’re even consistently applying industry standards, and investing substantial time in process optimization, but still, the desired outcomes are elusive.

If this sounds like your experience, you’re not alone, and you’ve come to the right place!

"Merely Manufacturing" is not enough to excel in product creation...

We can likely agree that if success in manufacturing operations was as simple as a “step-by-step” guide on repeat…

…but we’ve seen that alone isn’t sufficient for the impact required in the industry.

Consistent manufacturing is vital for maintaining quality and market presence, but it’s not the entire solution.

The methods of production, adherence to market trends, and the reasons behind your manufacturing choices are all essential factors that need to align for real success.

A key reason many in the industry don’t reach their goals, even with regular production, is because…

No Two Cannabis Product Categories Are The Same

In the world of cannabis, products like Edibles, Beverages, Vapor Pens, Pre-Rolls, and Concentrates each have their unique market dynamics and consumer preferences.

What resonates in one category might not have the same impact in another.

Investing time doing market research for products in specific markets may reveal data from other manufacturing and other analytics providers, allowing you to see significant differences in market trends and consumer behaviors across these categories.

Consider the top-selling Edible product in one market versus the most popular Vapor Pen in another.

This potential success can be attributed to how well the dedicated product aligns with consumer preferences and market trends in the respective categories.

A well-versed manufacturer understands how to leverage each product category to achieve the desired outcomes in their overall market strategy.

By analyzing detailed market data and consumer trends, they can tailor their manufacturing processes and product offerings to align with the specific dynamics of each category.

Cannabis Manufacturing Should Be Taught By Real Experts (Not "Guru" or "Academics")

That’s why we’ve collaborated with experts in every key product category to teach you precisely how to optimize your manufacturing processes, enhance product quality, and increase market engagement, regardless of the product type you’re focusing on!

And remember, it’s perfectly fine to start with just one or two product categories before expanding your operations. Specializing in one category initially can lead to more in-depth understanding and better results.

Even if you’re not immediately diversifying into every category, it’s essential to have a fundamental understanding of each to make informed decisions for your business.

Knowing the trends and consumer preferences, as reported by industry analytics and market overview providers, is crucial in this regard.

Understanding the nuances of the infused-beverages category in various markets, or the dynamics of the Edibles or Vapor Pens sectors, can inform more strategic decisions in production and marketing

Effective Strategies Start With "How"

Consider a classic scenario often presented in manufacturing training: the challenge to “create the perfect cannabis-infused product.”

What springs to mind when faced with this task?

Success Means...

These are common incentives, but they miss a crucial point.

The real key to producing the perfect product isn’t just about the product itself – it’s a question:

“What procedures and standards have been set for my team and my product in the effort to create the highest quality product for the market?”

Before you can succeed in manufacturing products, you need to deeply understand HOW your operation is going to move forward.

By identifying your operation, product, and personal goals, you delve into the specific ways you want your operation to run and how you want to manage your team.  

You’ll learn what your ideal “method-to-the-madness” is while having the educational roots to ensure your knowledge is your roadmap for operational success.

Have you thought about the myriad of variables relevant in cannabis product manufacturing? From safety and compliance to product and brand types:

And the list goes on 🙂

Just like in any other industry, the same principle applies in cannabis manufacturing:

Untested procedures and methods that don’t align with industry standards are a diversion of time, energy, and resources.

AVOID THIS PITFALL:

Refrain from further investment in manufacturing processes until you’ve clearly defined what success looks like for your business.

Consider how analytics providers like Headset show us that certain product categories, like Beverages or Vapor Pens, are experiencing growth in specific markets. Understanding and focusing on such trends could be a pivotal aspect of your strategy.

For instance, if your goal is to increase market share in the Edibles category, you’ll know to direct your efforts towards enhancing product quality, flavor variety, and compliance with health standards.

Once your objectives are clear, you can tailor your manufacturing processes and business strategies to achieve these specific outcomes.

The Step-By-Step Process Successful Cannabis Product Manufacturers Use to Develop Strategy-Driven Production That Delivers Significant & Quantifiable Outcomes For Any Business in the Industry
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
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"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.
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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."
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