HQ Learning Center
Together We’ll Build You a “Training Machine” That Will Transform Ordinary Teams into Profitable Cannabis EXPERTS From Scratch (Even While You’re Sleeping) in About 90 Days (or 60 if You Hurry).
Duration: 20 Hours
Format: 100% Online
Enrollment: 1 Year
Audience: Retail Dispensary
Become a certified Dispensary Technician and pave your way to success today. Dispensary Technicians (also known as “Budtender”) work in both medical and recreational dispensaries and handle a variety of tasks for customers. You must play the role of an educator and work with your patrons to find the genetics that best suits their needs or educating consumers on the laws surrounding its use.
Whether you’re new to the role or have been a Dispensary Technician for a while, our certification training will give you the tools you need to become a well-known and approachable expert for your clients. We train you on all the important aspects of a cannabis retail dispensary so that you can provide education to customers as well as compassionate recommendations to the patients you serve.
Education is a powerful tool for you to attract new customers, increase positive community relationships, and ensure the safe operation of the dispensary. Your customers have a wide variety of needs, and you need specialized knowledge to help them no matter where their needs fall. You will receive the training for the most popular position in a cannabis dispensary, the Dispensary Technician. As the industry is rapidly growing in legitimacy, our training will provide you with the skill-set and knowledge needed to succeed in this position at a retail dispensary.
As a Dispensary Technician in a cannabis retailer, you are one of the front-line faces of this new industry, and at times, the first-person customers will encounter. You represent the licensed cannabis retailer’s values and you will learn to excel in providing excellent service, knowing your licensed cannabis retailer’s product selection, and sharing your knowledge about how to use products wisely and safely. Discover the responsibilities for a variety of customer-oriented tasks that also help support the day-to-day cannabis retailer operations.
Learn about the potential therapeutic uses, health risks of using cannabis, and effects caused by chemical compounds found in the plant. These different compounds in cannabis are called cannabinoids. You’ll discover how the most prevalent psychoactive cannabinoid is called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which has various psychological and physiological effects on the body. THC is the only cannabinoid that you know for sure has clear intoxicating effects on its own, but you will discover that other cannabinoids can influence how THC affects the body.
You will learn that preventing and detecting diversion within the cannabis industry is a very serious issue. The ability of a business to cultivate, produce, or sell cannabis products can only be done with strict adherence to government regulations. Without complying with cannabis diversion regulations, there’s no chance of legally running a cannabis business without the fear of forcible shutdown looming in the distance. Another aspect of diversion is checking for valid identifications (ID’s) to confirm age and prevent underage cannabis access.
Cannabis brings a colorful variety of medicinal effects by using the plant and chemicals in it to reduce stress from diseases or conditions. You will learn how to deal with the question of how consuming cannabis could possibly be good for you, yet not everyone knows how to respond. You will look at cannabis chemistry to arm you with a basic knowledge of how cannabis affects the brain and body. Not only will you better understand your medicine, but you’ll also be able to educate others about why cannabis can truly be a remedy for patients.
You will discover there is no one size fits all when it comes to cannabis and how everyone needs to start slow and small to discover what it is they need, in what quantities, and how often they need it. You will learn the different delivery methods of cannabis and the many ways it can be consumed. In addition, it discusses how consumers can control their levels of psycho-activity. A few of the delivery methods discussed include inhalation methods, oral absorption, edibles, skin absorption, suppositories, and non-psychoactive alternatives.
Learn a number of reasons why the industry uses scientific laboratory testing and analysis of cannabis. The most common types of testing are for physical and microbial contamination, potency determination, terpene identification and levels, and the presence of residual solvents. You will discover compliance and testing methods related to analytical chemistry and microbiology and the role of testing to produce safe cannabis products for consumers. You will be introduced to these tests and how science can lead to further developments.
Cannabis concentrates and infused-products – these all serve as umbrella terms under which sits a warehouse of different products: vape oil, an edible product, hashish, infused-candy, tinctures, dabs, CBD oil, and every other product dreamed up by cannabis chemists and bakers. You’ll learn the fundamentals of concentrates and infused-products, explore product options, discover how extracts are made, and more. Concentrates and infused-products offer many unique benefits that you won’t find in any other methods of cannabis consumption.
Cannabis plants go through a series of stages as they grow and mature, and those different stages call for different amounts of light, nutrients, and water. It’s important to know these stages and how long each lasts to know what the plant needs and when. Knowing where your plants are in their life cycle will dictate when to prune, train, and trellis your plants, and when to harvest. It’ll be quicker if you start with a clone or an auto-flower seed, but the biggest variability in how long a cannabis plant takes to grow will happen during the vegetative stage.
Learn how cannabis plants come from one of two sources: a seed or a clone. Cannabis seeds can be acquired from an array of sources and can vary in quality, but require three things to germinate: water, heat, and air. Germination is the process in which a new cannabis plant begins to grow from seed. Discover how mother plants are needed in the cloning process – they are highly valued plants that growers take cuttings off of to create clones. The clones are genetically identical cuttings that can then be planted to grow into a new cannabis plant.
Learning to grow cannabis plants outdoors is easy. All you need is a nice open space that gets lots of light, a water supply, good soil, and a way to cover the plants when the weather turns. Growing cannabis outdoors is great because you won’t need to spend a ton of money on it and you can rely on the power of the sun. If you’re growing indoors then the grow room is where everything all happens during the cannabis plant’s lifecycle from the germination, vegetative growth to flowering stages will all take place in these growing environments.
Harvesting is usually the most exciting time when it comes to growing cannabis plants since all your efforts culminate at the moment when you cut down your crop. After months of waiting and working hard to carefully tending your cannabis plants, you’re finally ready to harvest a bountiful yield of frosty, fragrant cannabis buds. While you may be tempted to dry as quickly as possible, yet you’ll need to cure through a prolonged process of removing moisture from the flowers under controlled conditions which provide a much better product.
Avoid all the painful learning curves by growing your knowledge like an EXPERT & learn about “all things” cannabis.
Get un-stuck & let’s start your cannabis career by “up-leveling” your SKILLS so you’ll stand out from peers within the industry.
There’s nothing harder than managing team members where everyone speaks a “different language” so we will get that FIXED.
Running a business is HARD enough without also worrying about training so let’s “up-skill” your team to make you more $$$.
At Green CulturED, we guarantee your satisfaction. We guarantee you’re going to love our total eLearning solutions that we’re frequently adding new features and training from our Platform Roadmap as requested by our community (YOU).
But if at any time during the first 30-days you are unsatisfied with all of the incredible eLearning solutions you have accessed, just let us know and we’ll be HAPPY to process a full refund with no questions asked, so go ahead with:
Green CulturED serves as an “extension to your team” (or as your “personal cheerleader”) and working with us is like inheriting a highly-skilled, extremely positive TOTAL eLearning solutions team to support you with our expertise.
Our cannabis industry-leading support team provides a thoughtful, human response to all your inquiries in two (2) hours or LESS (Monday – Friday business hours). In an industry where a “good” response time is 1 – 2 days (at best).
You’ll see we’re very different and how we exercise “extreme ownership” to support YOU. Our team is determined to provide individualized, responsive support that you should receive from anyone who is dedicated to your success!
One of the biggest challenges that learners face today is “accessibility” in their eLearning solutions. Our platform is American Disability Act (ADA) – Section 508 compliant and why we started our “Industry Impact Program” to make a change.
We are sensitive to disabilities so we provide closed-captioning (sub-titles) for hearing-impaired and screen readers for visually-impaired individuals who want to learn. We have worked extensively to MEET these “accessibility” standards.
Our platform is composed of a complex system with many parts and aspects of our development is always evolving so “accessibility” is NOT a state. It is a process of continuous improvement in response to our learners and technical environment.
How would you describe your cannabis training? Underwhelming? Non-existent? If you said anything other than a “well-oiled machine,” then you’re at the RIGHT place if you want to transform ordinary training into a well-developed solution.
Is your training actually making a MEASUREABLE difference to you? I asked this question about my “learning experiences” when I got started in cannabis, I didn’t like the answer. That’s why we’re here, so you’ll always be a cannabis expert.
In the spirit of “open-sourcing” our eLearning solutions you’ll find our ground-breaking training, industry strategies, and Ed-Tech to learn everything you need (or actually GROW your business) and much more… without all of the headaches.
Complete our hyper-focused, on-demand training that's delivered in a "micro-learning" FORMAT so you can easily stay-on-top of the cannabis industry strategies & all of the latest developments.
A passing grade of 80% or above is REQUIRED (on the majority) of our assessments & there's immediate "correct feedback" for "incorrect answers" so you will have unlimited attempts to pass.
You will receive a digital certificate (that's printable) & suitable for framing that shows PROOF of your cannabis industry skills and/or use when you're applying to job opportunities.
Yes! We offer a 90-day "Free Trial" (click here) so you can "test-drive" our platform and know what to expect in our eLearning solutions when it comes to our online "micro-learning" format. If you need your trial to last longer than 90-days or you need more time to test our eLearning solutions... you can always START your free trial again by simply re-enrolling...
To log into your account, go to the "Training Login" (click here) on our platform and access the eLearning solutions you're enrolled in the Learning Management System (LMS). Put simply, the LMS dashboard is your "homepage" where you have an overview of your training and any activities which may need attention, so you know what to do to continue learning.
If you cannot log in, you can RESET your password from the "Lost your password?" (click here) option on our platform if you do not remember your password or forgot the email address you registered your account under. You should have received a welcome email after registering on our platform and it contains account details for your login information.
Remember, complete the "Whitelist Instructions" (click here) for our email address. You want to be sure that you are receiving our emails too... otherwise, you might NOT get your certificate and other cool things... they're all sent via email so make sure you receive them...
Yes! Yet... it VARIES so much. For example, we're accredited by Alaska's Marijuana Control Board to provide their "Marijuana Handler Permit," Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to provide their required "Responsible Vendor" compliance training and others... see our "About Us" (click here) page for accreditations and memberships.
And 99% of our training applies to ANY country or jurisdiction (ex. Canada, Europe Australia, etc.) since our team publishes all our education "agnostically" (or "white-labeled") so our eLearning solutions really apply to anyone that needs cannabis education... you must understand "English" (our "native language") that's really the only criterion to get started.
Our team is always creating new accredited curricula with our Subject Matter Experts who are industry professionals in their respective fields of study. The industry is still developing and there is no universal accreditation (ex. Department of Education, etc.), but we expect to see this change in the NEAR future and realize the vital role that accreditation plays.
Yes! We provide a total eLearning solution, so you can EASILY train your team in a way that will provide you a "turn-key" solution for your whole team at an affordable price. It's called "Headquarters" (click here), "HQ" for short, and how we become an "extension of your team" to increase your profitability ($$$), ensure you're compliant and reducing your safety risks.
We have clients from dozens of countries around the globe utilizing our eLearning solutions since 99% of our training applies to ANY country (as long as you speak English is our only current limitation). We have been trusted for years by companies around the world and we're endorsed by the leaders that are driving the cannabis industry forward so if there's training missing that you need then we will publish it via our "Platform Roadmap" (click here).
We've built a best-in-class Learning Management System (LMS) that can be customized to your business from one centralized dashboard, allowing you to create learning plans for your teams, then track and assess everyone's activities with analytics. Whether you want your team to perform better, to make better STRATEGIC decisions, or new staff to learn quickly... they will be equipped with credible knowledge and industry skills needed for your business.
It depends! Being an expert is the industry's most valuable ASSET. It will create meaningful relationships with your peers and develop your knowledge to apply new skills. Proper training pays for itself over time and what you will learn makes you truly irreplaceable.
Our training itself is highly valuable if you need to set yourself apart from the competition in the cannabis industry. What's far MORE valuable than any certificate, however, is the actual knowledge you're going to receive when you take our training and pass all the assessments. You will learn everything about cannabis that you need to know, and we'll say that again:
You will KNOW the cannabis industry, but it really depends on who you are...
Yes! It is 100% legal and you may enroll in our training regardless of the country in which you currently reside since we're based in the United States and we are all protected by the First Amendment (Freedom of Speech). Regardless of location, it is legal to learn about cannabis and we have learners enrolling every single day since our training applies to ANY country.
Taking our eLearning solutions, really, is the same as shopping on Amazon.com, eBay.com, or any place where you can legally purchase cannabis-related books, DVD’s, magazines, or guides... so it is 100% legal to learn from us anywhere you are located on planet earth...
Yes! One of the biggest challenges that learners face today is "Accessibility" in their eLearning solutions and why we started our "Industry Impact Program" (click here) to make this change. Unlike most of our competitors (which they do have great content), we are VERY different and sensitive to disabilities so we provide closed-captioning (sub-titles) for hearing-impaired and screen readers for those visually-impaired who want to learn about cannabis.
Our platform is composed of a complex system with many parts and its development is always evolving so "Accessibility" is NOT a state. It is a process of continuous improvement in response to our learners and our wider technical environment. We have worked extensively to meet "Accessibility" standards. And here are the details how we meet those requirements:
Interactive! Our training is designed in a "micro-learning" format that is typically completed in less than a one (1) hour period, but you will find some longer ones too. "Micro-learning" is a HOLISTIC approach for skill-based learning which deals with relatively small learning units that are short-term-focused strategies specifically designed for skill-based training needed. We always recommend to try our "Free Trial" (click here) to get an idea of our format.
And our team of educational-technologist, Instructional Designers and Subject Matter Experts (SME's) strive to provide you with the best industry training and eLearning solutions available. With their peer-reviewed citations as leading experts, scientists, doctors, and educators... we always provide the best learning experience. Request new training on our "Platform Roadmap" (click here) or VOTE on current ones contributed by our community.
It varies... there is never any type of time limitations and training is ALWAYS happening because our training is 100% online, so you can start whenever you like. Typically, our enrollment duration for most of our training is one (1) year enrollment duration (unless noted). You will always be able to learn at your own pace, start, and stop at any time!
Even though many different governments have specific time requirements for compliance training, there is no time limit to complete our training. You can work at your own PACE without having to worry about losing your enrollment and any time frame listed to complete the training is an average since it varies person-to-person and your personal experience.
For many learners who are well-versed in the subject matter, they can get through training at a much faster pace, and those that need to review the material can do so without having to feel PRESSURED about completing in a specific time frame or achieving specific competency.
Satisfyingly enough... you'll find that our assessments are "satisfyingly difficult." By that we mean, it's difficult enough that you need to actually KNOW the materials, but it isn't tricky or difficult just for the sake of being difficult. The majority of our training requires an 80% passing grade in order to complete (unless noted) and your certificate is immediately issued.
That said, to preserve the exclusivity and importance of this designation, we have made the assessments challenging and the questions pertain to our proprietary methodologies, so you shouldn't expect to be able to pass just because you have taken other training... we are VERY different compared to our competitors and our assessments will reflect those differences.
Yes! If you do not receive a passing grade (typically 80% or above is required) you may retake the assessment an unlimited number of times. After each failed attempt, you receive immediate FEEDBACK why it was incorrect and provides you some additional learning.
No! A certificate of completion that can simply be purchased isn't WORTH the paper it's printed on. That's why our training is challenging. If we're going to allow you to display our certificate of completion, you better believe you're going to have to apply yourself to earn it!
Easily! You or anyone can verify the authenticity of your certificate by going to the "Verify Certificate" tool (click here) using the unique code found on your certificate. Your certificates are assigned a unique code to VERIFY it in our Learning Management System (LMS) that way anyone can validate it by entering the custom code displayed to confirm its authenticity.
Remember, that you can always access your issued certificate(s) from your account in our LMS, under the "More" section (click here) in your profile. It is possible that you may complete several trainings - each with their OWN certificate - it would be time-consuming to visit every course to download all your certificate of completions that have been issued.
To avoid this, on your profile, you can view all the certificates that have been issued to you. Go to your profile page under "Miscellaneous" and click on "My Certificates" which will take you to your ISSUED certificates and you can simply download them all at one (1) time.
Monthly! But don’t feel like you have to consume everything the moment it’s released... everything NEW that we create is published from the "Platform Roadmap" (click here) into our solutions, so there’s no rush or pressure to access it in "real-time." Think of us as your always-available, training library... there's a reason why we're called "Netflix for Cannabis"...
Of course! We provide access to resume writing services so you can be ready to apply for posted job openings when you are browsing through available positions in the cannabis industry. The industry is currently BOOMING around the world and now is the time to get involved in the fastest growing industry that is happening on planet earth right now.
There are numerous career opportunities opening on job boards or career websites every day. We always recommend checking locally too since the industry is RAPIDLY growing, you will never know what cannabis industry opportunities that will be in your own backyard.
Kind of... at this time, no scholarships or financial aid are available, but we do provide scholarships through our "Industry Impact Program" (click here) to make an IMPACT for anyone who has a disability or military service. We are all about empowering people to get involved in a way that truly inspires and makes them excited to get out of bed in the morning!
But we have priced our training so that they are affordable to everyone interested in the cannabis industry, especially compared to similar education that is available. We believe that cannabis can be about much MORE than just earning profits - it can also be the ultimate lever for making a difference in the world's most exciting industry that is happening right now.
How would you describe your cannabis training? Underwhelming? Non-existent? If you said anything other than a "well-oiled machine," then you’re at the RIGHT place if you want to transform ordinary training into a well-developed solution.
Is your training actually making a MEASUREABLE difference to you? I asked this question about my "learning experiences" when I got started in cannabis, I didn't like the answer. That's why we're here, so you'll always be a cannabis expert.
In the spirit of "open-sourcing" our eLearning solutions you’ll find our ground-breaking training, industry strategies, and Ed-Tech to learn everything you need (or actually GROW your business) and much more... without all of the headaches.