Course Details

Training Time: 1:19 Hours (Average)

Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access

Delivery Format: On-Demand Video

Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

$37.00

How to Start a Retail Cannabis Dispensary

The legalization of cannabis is moving at a fast pace across the globe so you’ll find more regulated markets that allow the use of medical cannabis and permit its consumption for adult use. Expansion is the name of the game in retail cannabis so operators are opening more locations than in previous years and hiring more employees. As the industry grows and regulators introduce more business-friendly practices, consolidation is expected to continue in maturing markets.

If you are thinking about opening a dispensary, the time is now because the fact of the matter is that entering the legal cannabis industry can be incredibly profitable and there are opportunities galore. In this training, we offer an objective look at both the potential benefits as well as the risks involved in opening a dispensary. You’ll gain comprehensive information about the entire process – from obtaining funds to applying for a license, all the way to opening your doors to customers.

Unfortunately, the grass isn’t entirely “greener” when it comes to the business landscape, and there are multiple challenges and risks that dispensary owners must navigate and overcome. Broadly speaking, these can be categorized into five (5) groups: legal, compliance, social, financial, and security. While all of this may sound challenging, successfully opening a dispensary is more than rewarding.

In this training you’ll dive into all of the initial research and planning required before taking the plunge into opening a retail cannabis dispensary You’ll notice that one recurring answer in this training is “it depends” – all regulated markets have their own licensing, application, and compliance procedures, meaning the legal landscape in which you’ll operate in can even vary by all local jurisdictions.

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Micro-Learning Format

  • Time: 1:19 Hours (Average)
  • Video: 1 Self-Paced Training
  • Resource: 25-Page eBook
  • Assessment: 20-Questions
  • Grade: 70%+ Required
  • Display: Digital Certificate
  • Language: English (CC)
  • Enrollment: 1-Year Access
  • Format: On-Demand Video

Micro-Learning Experience

Engaging & Interactive Training

  • Access to all micro-learning videos, each is filled with engaging videos & digital materials created by leading EXPERTS who do this every day in the cannabis industry.

Supplemental Learning Activities

  • Downloadable resources & access activities anytime from any device or via our Mobile App to complete your training anywhere & even 100% offline (NO Internet is required).

Knowledge Assessment Quiz

  • Assessments are at the very end of every micro-learning module so you'll need to ACHIEVE a grade of at least 70% to assess & validate your cannabis industry knowledge.

Digital Certificates & Badges

  • Upon passing, instantly receive your digital certificate(s) and/or badge(s) that acknowledges your accomplishment & DISPLAY your knowledge on LinkedIn to build credibility.

Responsive Support Team

  • You’ll see we’re quite different by how our team provides a thoughtful, HUMAN response to all your inquiries in two (2) hours or less (during Monday – Friday business hours).

Members-Only Community

  • You'll join our EXCLUSIVE member community, where we'll help you build a network with professionals in the cannabis industry & alert you to opportunities that fit your skillset.

Accreditation & Authorization

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 Cannabis Regulator Requirements.

Colorado MED

We're authorized by Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) to deliver our entire Responsible Vendor, Cannabis Delivery, Hospitality & Social Consumption required training.

MED Authorized

Massachusetts CCC

We've been authorized by the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) in Massachusetts state to provide the Basic & Advanced Responsible Vendor Training Curriculum that is required.

CCC Authorized

Illinois IDFPR

We're authorized by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide their state-required Responsible Vendor compliance training for handling cannabis.

IDFPR Authorized

West Virginia OMC

Authorized by West Virginia's Department of Health & Human Resources (DHHR) where the Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) has authorized our state-required industry education certification.

OMC Authorized

Alaska AMCO

Authorized by Alaska's Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) to deliver our entire Marijuana Handler Permit training that is required for all of the state's licensed establishment agents.

AMCO Authorized
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Federal OSHA

Authorized Outreach Trainers for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to provide Department of Labor (DOL) 10/30-Hour Card via our recognized Authorized OSHA Trainer team.

OSHA Authorized

Utah UDAF

Authorized by Utah Department of Agricultural & Food (UDAF) has authorized as a 3rd-party training program provider to certify all of the medical cannabis agents that are required to be compliant.

Utah Authorized

Washington DOH

Authorized by Washington's Department of Health (DOH) to provide their medical cannabis consultant training program that is required in all licensed retail stores with a medical endorsement.

Washington Authorized

Washington DC DOH

We're authorized by Washington D.C.'s Department of Health (DOH) to deliver their medical cannabis industry certification that will be required for every manager of licensed facilities in the district.

District Authorized

Ohio BOP

Authorized by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy (BOP) as a foundational dispensary & continuing education to certify all employees that are required to be compliant in the state's medical cannabis industry.

Ohio Authorized

Vermont CCB

Authorized by the Vermont Cannabis Control Board (CCB) as an authorized trainer of customer-facing employees of retail cannabis establishments in the state to legally sell products to consumers.

Vermont Authorized

Maryland

We're authorized by Maryland's Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) to deliver their Cannabis Dispensary Agent Training (CDAT) as a responsible training provider that's required to be compliant.

Maryland Authorized

Federal EPA

Authorized Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Trainers for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide their compliance training to "Agricultural Workers" & "Pesticide Handlers" employees.

EPA Authorized

NCIA Association

We're a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) who's a top-notch non-profit that's always advancing the interests of our cannabis & how they're supporting our economy.

NCIA Member

SHRM Membership

As a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) which is a professional membership association that promotes the role of Human Resources (HR) via education.

SHRM Member