Dispensary Management Track

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Category: 
Cannabis Careers
Combined Hours: 
75
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks per Course
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How would you like to manage a dispencary? Our 3 course program in Dispensary Management will prepare you for a career in the field as a Certified Cannabis Dispensary Manager (CCDM).

Cannabis Pharmacy

Even with increasing legalization, there are still a number of misconceptions about medical cannabis. Different varieties of cannabis have different chemistries, which can produce a wide range of medicinal effects. Our Cannabis Pharmacy course describes how cannabis can be used as a medicine by exploring the anatomy of the plant, how it interacts with your Endocannabinoid system, and what diseases and disorders can possibly benefit from it. We’ll also explore proper dosage, storage, and varieties of cannabis. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course.

** Course Subject to Change.

Start Your Own Cannabis Business

The cannabis industry is currently one of the fastest growing markets in North America. Cannabis affects multiple parts of the economy such as manufacturing, tourism, farming, and retail. Since legalization is rapidly expanding and competition is growing fierce, many people are interested in learning how to start their own cannabis-related business. Our Start Your Own Cannabis Business course introduces you to the current landscape of legalization, medical marijuana, and the cannabis market. We’ll then explore how to plan, fund, license, and start up your shop. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course.

** Course Subject to Change.

Cannabis Laws and Policies

The laws and policies that regulate cannabis cultivation, sale, and its uses are constantly evolving. Cannabis is still federally illegal, but the landscape is rapidly progressing towards the acceptance of cannabis for medical and recreational uses. Although still hotly debated, there is much evidence that shows the benefits of using cannabis to treat various disorders, diseases, and illnesses. Our Cannabis Laws and Policies course describes the current political landscape, federal laws vs. state laws, financial and tax implications, as well as the future of cannabis legalization. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course.

** Course Subject to Change.

** Course Subject to Change.

Cannabis Pharmacy

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall how cannabis works within the body
  • Recognize how to dose and store medical cannabis
  • Identify forms and varieties of medical cannabis
  • Describe medicinal uses for medical cannabis

Start Your Own Cannabis Business

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall aspects of cannabis legalization and the cannabis market
  • Recognize the basics of starting a business, such as creating a mission statement and business plan
  • Identify how to obtain your cannabis business license
  • Describe techniques for branding yourself and growing your cannabis business

Cannabis Laws and Policies

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall aspects of cannabis consumerism, safety, and regulations
  • Recognize characteristics of cultivation, manufacturing, production, and retail sale of cannabis
  • Identify banking and financial implications
  • Describe federal, state, local, and tax laws related to cannabis 

Cannabis Pharmacy

Cannabis Pharmacy Module 1
Cannabis as a Medicine

People have cultivated cannabis longer than any other plant. It has been grown for fiber, medicine, and inebriation for at least 12,000 years. Our first module describes how cannabis works within the body and how to affects your Endocannabinoid system. We also discuss possible adverse side effects. 

  • The Cannabis Plant
  • How Cannabis Works Within the Body
  • Adverse Effects of Medical Cannabis
  • Endocannabinoid System
  • Phyto-cannabinoids and Terpenoids

Cannabis Pharmacy Module 2
Using Medical Cannabis

Cannabis can be used in a variety of forms. It can be eaten, smoked, vaporized, applied topically or under the tongue. In this module, we look at how cannabis is metabolized and how to use it effectively by experimenting with dosages. We also describe how to properly store cannabis to ensure freshness.

  • Dosage
  • Storing Cannabis
  • Forms of Cannabis
  • Cannabis Contaminants
  • Metabolizing Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Pharmacy Module 3
Varieties of Medical Cannabis

Module three discusses what makes a cannabis variety and why it’s important. Different varieties produce different medicinal effects and they can vary dramatically. We describe how to identify various strains, as well as their genetics, availability, aroma, taste, potency, and duration of effects. 

  • What Makes a Cannabis Variety?
  • Name Games
  • Strain Identification
  • Selecting a Medical Cannabis Variety
  • Modern Cannabis Varieties 

Cannabis Pharmacy Module 4
Medical Uses of Cannabis

In the last module of our course, we examine various diseases and disorders that medical cannabis can treat. Medical cannabis is rarely a cure but can possibly be used to reduce the incidence of some diseases and prevent others. Medical cannabis can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms.

  • Diseases and Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Cannabis and Pregnancy
  • Cannabis and Preventive Medicine
  • Cannabis Dependence and Withdrawal

Start Your Own Cannabis Business

Start Your Own Cannabis Business Module 1
The Marijuana Industry

Marijuana use can be traced back more than 4,5000 years. Only recently have laws begun to evolve and trend towards the legalization of marijuana. There are many documented benefits of how cannabis can be used for medical treatments and relief. Our first module discusses the history of cannabis and the current legal landscape. We also explore the first major decisions as a potential business owner, such as how to pick a subsector, how to develop realistic expectations, and how to conduct initial market research.

  • THC and CBD
  • The Current Legal Landscape
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Picking a Subsector
  • Competition and Market Research

Start Your Own Cannabis Business Module 2
Planning and Funding

The second module of our course discusses important aspects of a business in the initial planning phase. We explore how to create a realistic mission statement and business plan. We also describe financing issues that cannabis businesses tend to have with banks and how to find funding alternatives.

  • Mission Statement and Business Plan
  • Financing
  • Funding Alternatives
  • Investors and Crowdfunding
  • Attracting Capital

Start Your Own Cannabis Business Module 3
Licensing and Setting Up Shop

Module three explores a number of topics, including how to obtain a cannabis license, how to build your team of valuable employees, and how to brand yourself. Branding can include creating a strong name and establishing a strong identify, reaching clients via social media, and marketing techniques.

  • Cannabis License
  • Building Your Team
  • Branding Yourself
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Social Media

Start Your Own Cannabis Business Module 4
Growing Your Business

The final module of this course examines common post-startup issues, such as how to plan ahead for your business, paying taxes, and keeping your product and business compliant. Finally, we explore how to grow your business into a multilocation or multistate company.

  • Planning Ahead
  • Paying Taxes
  • Compliance
  • Becoming a Multilocation or Multistate Company
  • Raise More Money

Cannabis Laws and Policies

Cannabis Laws and Policies Module 1
Federal, State, and Local Laws

For as long as cannabis has been illegal, people have been trying to legalize it. The argument is being made that cannabis consumption is far less harmful than alcohol, which is legal. In this first module, we discuss factors associated with supply, demand, and consumerism. We also define various laws at the federal, state, and local levels.

  • Consumerism of Cannabis
  • Supply and Demand
  • Consumer Safety
  • Consumer Problems
  • Regulations at Every Level

Cannabis Laws and Policies Module 2
Lobbying, Cultivation, Manufacturing, and Production

Cannabis legalization and lobbying go hand in hand. We’ll discuss groups dedicated to lobbying and advocacy. Also, in this module we’ll describe aspects of cannabis cultivation, testing, manufacturing, production and retail sales. 

  • Lobbying and Advocacy
  • Requirements for Licensure
  • Cannabis Agriculture
  • Testing Labs
  • Standards

Cannabis Laws and Policies Module 3
Banking and Financial Implications

One of the biggest issues that commercial cannabis faces is the lack of access to the U.S. banking industry. Most banks and credit institutions that receive insurance from the FDIC will not take money that is associated with cannabis. This module discusses banking and financial implications associated with owning and operating a cannabis related business.

  • Credit Crunch
  • Investment
  • Stocks and Public Companies
  • State by State
  • Nation by Nation

Cannabis Laws and Policies Module 4
Taxation and the Future of Cannabis

There’s no denying the tax ramifications of recreational and medical cannabis. What are states doing with all of their newfound income? This module discusses cannabis taxes and ramifications, as well as various tax models. Finally, we examine the future of legalizing cannabis.

  • National Taxes
  • Tax Models
  • Media
  • Congressional Action
  • Future of Cannabis
     

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

Upon successful completion of our Dispensary Management Track, students will be prepared for a position in the field and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Cannabis Dispensary Management (CCDM).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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Pueblo, CO 81004
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Phone: 727-824-7800 ext. 8

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