Who is this program for?
The program will explore the complex and nuanced regulatory structure of Massachusetts’ legal Cannabis industry. The course foundation will examine the historical and contemporary role Cannabis has played in shaping federal and international policy and ultimately shaping Massachusetts’ legal and regulated industry.
Why Choose a Career in the Cannabis Industry?
The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing markets in the United States. The Massachusetts Cannabis Regulatory Compliance Training (MCRC) provides an important resource for Massachusetts cannabis businesses to ensure they are meeting the ever-changing regulatory requirements. MCRC helps businesses stay informed, compliant, and competitive as the market continues to expand. The MCRC course provides a comprehensive overview of Massachusetts cannabis regulations, including the various state agencies involved in the industry and their respective roles. It also covers topics such as cannabis licensing, product safety, packaging and labeling, tax requirements, and security and safety protocols.
This program is carefully designed to aid cannabis industry employees in gaining knowledge on the various aspects of Cannabis Regulatory Compliance in Massachusetts through interactive activities, videos, quizzes, and real-life scenarios.
Module 1 – A Brief History of Cannabis Use and Legality and Federal Enforcement Priorities
Module 2 - State Regulations and Laws
Module 3 - Massachusetts Cannabis Business Licensure and Operational Requirements
Module 4 - Massachusetts Cannabis Business Operations and Enforcement
Module 5 - Massachusetts Cannabis Business Operations: Cultivation Operations
Module 6 - Operational Regulatory Compliance: Manufacturing Operations
Module 7 - Massachusetts Cannabis Business Operations: Store and Dispensing Operations
The salaries of Cannabis operators in Massachusetts vary widely depending on the position and experience of the individual. Entry-level cannabis production technicians can expect to earn an average salary of $30,000-$40,000 per year. Cannabis retail managers can earn an average salary between $50,000 and $70,000. Experienced cannabis cultivators and extractors can expect to make around $80,000 to $100,000 per year. Cannabis executive positions can earn salaries in the six-figure range.
This program will equip learners with the following skills:
- Attention to detail
- Risk management
- Operational compliance
- Time management
- Effective communication
- Situational analysis
- Computer literacy
- Comprehension of complex rules and regulations
- Analytical skills
- Expectation Setting
- Cost analysis and budgeting
- Inventory management
- Writing skills
- Decision-making skills
- Legal knowledge
This program will equip learners with the following work competencies:
- Apply and analyze historical context to today’s regulated markets.
- Apply regulatory compliance to Cultivation, Manufacturing, and/or Dispensary Operations.
- Evaluate current operational processes and procedures for regulatory compliance.
- Create compliant operational processes and procedures.
- Apply and analyze regulatory rule changes into operational processes and procedures.
- Create compliant documentation and record-keeping practices.
Subject Matter Expert
Trevor Hosterman serves as the Principal Consultant of Compliantly Cannabis, LLC, boasting a distinguished career spanning over a decade in legal cannabis markets. Trevor's expertise lies in operational compliance within the dynamic cannabis industry, honed through his involvement in drug policy reform advocacy and his in-depth understanding of regulatory frameworks.
Trevor holds an impressive array of educational qualifications, including a BS in Political Science, an ASQ Risk Management Certificate, an ASQ Six Sigma Specialized Certificate, and a PERC: Trainer of Agricultural Workers and Handlers certification. His educational journey has been further enriched by his Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division License #M18441, METRC Training Certificate, and Food Safety and Sanitation Certificate.
His work aligns business operations with intricate federal, state, and local cannabis regulations, fostering a culture of compliance among employees.
With a commitment to regulatory excellence and a track record in crafting training programs and conducting audits, Trevor is a trusted advisor in navigating the complexities of compliance within the high-stakes cannabis industry.
Still Have Questions?
This is a seven-week program that will require about 5 to 6 hours of dedicated time per week.
No. Micro-credentials are not transferrable for credit. These are skills-based training programs that differ from a traditional college course.
- No refund will be issued if the student has paid in full or in part and has logged in to the LMS with the login credentials.
- A student with access to the course will not be eligible for refunds. Access entails logging in to the course.
- A student is allowed a full refund of the purchase price within 24 hrs. if the user does not log in to the LMS.
- No refunds are allowed after 24 hrs. of purchase, even if the student does not log in to the course indefinitely.
No, there are no assignment deadlines. There is, however, a prescribed pace for timely completion as learners will have a set number of weeks to complete the credential.
Micro-credentials are self-paced and do not require the learner to attend class at a certain time each week. Learners should expect to spend 5-6 hours per week engaging with the course at their own pace.
Students will receive a certificate of completion.
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