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Medicinal Cannabis Science
for Dispensary Associates

Mastering medical cannabis: elevate dispensary associates with cutting-edge science.


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Enabling Customer Care and Product Knowledge

A chief complaint of many medical cannabis patients is that the product they tried did not have the intended or expected effect. This often puts dispensary workers in a position where they are making suggestions with little knowledge of how a particular product might benefit or harm a customer. Most dispensary workers have no training or experience beyond sales. Customers must have access to knowledgeable dispensary staff who can discuss the ways in which cannabis constituents and products can be used safely and effectively.

By the end of this course, dispensary workers will be able to describe the anatomy and physiology of the cannabis plant. Additionally, course participants will be able to interpret Certificates of Analysis to assist patients in selecting the most appropriate products for their specific conditions.

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More and more patients are turning to medicinal cannabis as a safe and effective alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals. As such, understanding the scientific basis for the efficacy of various cannabis products is essential for dispensary associates.

Program Details

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8 weeks, 5-6 hours a week
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Fully online, take this course from anywhere
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$2,500, installments payments available
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  • Course Overview
  • Program Modules
  • Job Titles
  • Skills
  • Learning Objectives

Course Overview

This program is carefully designed to aid cannabis dispensary associates in gaining knowledge on the various aspects of Medicinal Cannabis Science through interactive activities, videos, quizzes, and real-life scenarios.


Program Modules

Module 1 – The History and Overview of the Cannabis Plant

Module 2 - The Endocannabinoid System

Module 3 - Terpenes and Other Non-cannabinoid Constituents

Module 4 - Methods of Administration

Module 5 - Medical Cannabis Recommendation for Inflammation 

Module 6 - Medical Cannabis Recommendation for Chronic Pain

Module 7 - Medical Cannabis Recommendation for Epilepsy, MS, ALS, and Parkinson’s Disease

Module 8 - Medical Cannabis Recommendation for Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Anorexia/Cachexia, PTSD, and Anxiety

What Jobs Relate to this Course?

This program will prepare learners for various job titles including Dispensary associate/budtender, Dispensary marketing associate, Dispensary inventory manager/purchasing manager, Dispensary media/content/education associate, and Dispensary manager/store manager.


This program will equip learners with the following skills:

  • Product content knowledge
  • Product use knowledge
  • Ability to educate consumers/customers
  • Sales skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Communication skills
  • Active Listening skills
  • Business planning/inventory forecasting skills
  • Reading graphs, charts, and numerical results

Learning Objectives

This program will equip learners with the following work competencies:

  • Identify and explain the functions of the cannabis constituents (including cannabinoids and terpenes) to a patient.
  • Analyse certificate of analysis laboratory results to compare products.
  • Explain the general dosing rule/guideline for cannabis products and the potential negative results that can occur for patients who do not follow the dosing guideline.
  • Evaluate a patient’s need/wishes related to medical cannabis use and outcomes with potential benefits and risks/adverse results of various products.
  • Communicate information about potential cannabis products and their potential benefits and risks to the patient, allowing the patient to make an informed decision.
  • Analyze patient use patterns and needs as related to dispensary inventory supplies.
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Unlock a world of opportunities in the cannabis industry by enrolling in our program. Gain access to cutting-edge curriculum, expert instructors, and accredited certifications that will propel your career forward. Don't miss out on this chance to receive a comprehensive education and set yourself apart in the thriving cannabis market. Enroll today and embark on a transformative learning journey with Online Cannabis Learning.

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