Dispensary Technician Course

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The Dispensary Technician Certification presents, in sequential order, a series of 12 course modules designed to teach an individual about the legal framework of working with medical marijuana patients, the basics of the plant, the history, discovery, and science of the Endocannabinoid System, and how to work with patients as they come into the dispensary.

This is the most comprehensive Dispensary Technician Certification, Budtender Certification, offered anywhere online or in person. With more than 800+ peer reviewed, current citations from industry experts, scientists, doctors and industry leaders, the Dispensary Technician Certification will give you the foundation to be successful within the cannabis industry.

As states allow patients access to medical marijuana, additional state mandated and approved certifications will be added as part of our Dispensary Technician, and Consultant Certifications. In addition, we offer many Continuing Education courses which meet many state requirements and are affordably priced. Please refer to state/country specific sections of our website for state approved and/or required certifications.

Course Syllabus:

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Your Role In the Dispensary
  • Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • What You Can & Can’t Do

Section 2 – Legal Landscape

  • Overview of Cannabis Laws and Regulations
  • Federal Primer/Outline

Section 3 – History

  • Early History of Cannabis Use
  • Cannabis in the West
  • U.S. Prohibition
  • The Medical Implications of U.S. Prohibition
  • Medical Cannabis Today
  • Hemp vs Cannabis

Section 4 – The Endocannabinoid System

  • The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
  • The Body’s Supercomputer
  • Endocannabinoids and Human Thriving Behavior
  • Why The Endocannabinoid System Isn’t Taught In Medical School

Section 5 – Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Opioids

  • Minor Cannabinoids
  • Terpenes and The Entourage Effect
  • Adverse Reactions to Cannabis
  • Cannabis Tolerance
  • Cannabinoids and Opioids

Section 6 – Delivery Systems

  • Inhalation, Smoking and Vaporizing
  • Inhalation: Joints, Pipes, Water Pipes, Bongs
  • Edibles, Tinctures, Topicals

Section 7 – Dosing

Section 8 – Reading Lab Testing Labels

Section 9 – Clinical Practice – Broad Therapeutic Uses

  • Anxiety Disorders, Cancer & Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders, Sleep Disorders & Migraine Headaches
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders, Pain & Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

Section 10 – Storage and Handling

Section 11 – Communicating with Customers

Section 12 – Myths and Facts

  • Gateway Theory, Addiction & Brain Function
  • Impaired Motivation, Memory & Mental State
  • Lung Damage, Use Patterns & Overall Danger