Cannabis Industry Knowledge
The cannabis industry is growing at a rapid pace across the U.S and other countries. Quick growth means large opportunities for jobs and careers. The cannabis industry is projecting around a 110% job growth in the last 3 years alone and has created around 211,000 full time jobs in America. The cannabis industry has job openings in many different sectors from growing and cultivation to dispensary budtending and administrative work as well as leadership positions, tech and much more. As the industry takes off, cannabis companies are competing and recruiting for the best talent. Cannabis companies are looking for people with experience from other industries to bring into the cannabis space but also cannabis knowledge and experience as well. Now is the time to jump into this quickly booming industry and gain the skills and knowledge needed to grow and be a part of history.
What You Will Learn
The Endocannabinoid System (EC system) works by regulating the flow of signals that are being sent between cells. This result seems to maintain the balance of biological systems, also called homeostasis. The EC system is the most widespread receptor system in the human body. It is connected to almost every major organ system in our bodies. It regulates many of the most important functions in the human body, including:
Pain, protection of neurons, glucose regulation, gastrointestinal activity, cardiovascular activity, immune function, inflammatory responses, inhibition of tumors cells and much more.
Endocannabinoids attach to cannabinoid receptors. There are two distinct cannabinoid receptors. The first cannabinoid receptor found was connected to the (cb1)brain, while the second cannabinoid receptor was located primarily in the (cb2)immune system
“The Endocannabinoid system is essential to life.” It affects how we “relax, eat, sleep, forget and protect.” -Dr. Marzo
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Working in a dispensary comes with a lot of responsibility. Every state has specific regulations to how much product you can sell to one person, how to handle cannabis, what you can and can’t say and specific laws in selling cannabis. It is important to understand your state’s regulations to ensure you do not break any laws.
Every state has specific rules to what you can and can’t say. As a Budtender you cannot diagnose a patient or customer, tell them that cannabis will cure or heal their ailment, and you cannot tell them what dose they should take. It is important they consult a doctor for that information.
Your job is to guide them and help them understand the different products available based on their needs, but never to tell them or diagnose them.
Regulations & Compliance
There are many different types of cannabis products available and each of them can have different effects. Therefore, it is important to understand the different routes of administration, bioavailability, and how each product can affect the customer.
To understand why different routes of administration cause different effects, one must understand the concept of bioavailability. Bioavailability is the amount of the compound available in the blood to achieve effect. Each route of administration will interact with the body differently and hence will cause a varied amount of bioavailability of the active ingredients (cannabinoid, terpenoids, etc).
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Budtender Certification Knowledge
This position is “the face” of the cannabis industry to erase stigma and promote education. It requires a driven person dedicated to customer care to ensure a quality retail experience. This includes greeting the customer, welcoming them into the store, as well as keeping the store clean and organized. One must be a team player and have the ability to drive sales to promote the overall success of the company. The Budtender will assist management with operational duties in the store, handling cash, as well as following all rules and policies.
Skills: customer service, team-oriented, detail-oriented, basic computer skills, problem solving, multitask, etiquette
Salary Range: $21,000 to $40,000
Courier Certification Knowledge
This position is primarily responsible for deliveries on the routes assigned by the dispatcher. The courier communicates respectfully to the customers and dispatchers.
Salary range- $19,000 to $35,000
What You Will Learn
- Connecting w/ Dispatcher
- Understanding/Connecting to the Customer
- Knowing Your Product
- Basic Cannabis Science Overview