Are you interested in beginning a career in the cannabis industry, but are unsure of where to start? Then our Cannabis Employee Training Budtender Course is the perfect place to begin! Developed in partnership with leading industry experts, this course will provide you with an overview of all aspects of the cannabis industry, from cultivation and production to sales and distribution. A budtender is a customer service representative who works in a dispensary or hemp store, helping customers choose the right products for their needs.
Budtenders typically have a good understanding of the various strains of cannabis and their effects, as well as the different forms in which cannabis can be consumed (such as tinctures, flowers, edibles, concentrates, etc.). They may also provide information on the legal aspects of cannabis use. The primary role of a budtender is to educate customers and assist them in making informed decisions about the products they purchase.
- Cost: $150
- Start Date: November 6th
- Duration: 5 weeks
- Payment Plan: 2 months at $99.99/month
- Pay in EC (Grenada currency): WhatsApp at (473) 537-7239.
Live Class Schedule
Week 1 (November 6th) (6-8 pm EST/ 7-9 pm AST):
- Monday (Online): Introduction to the Cannabis Industry and the Role of a Budtender + Cannabis Strains and Their Effects
- Wednesday (Online): Cannabinoids and Terpenes: Understanding what they are and how they affect the body
Week 2 (November 13th) (6-8 pm EST/ 7-9 pm AST):
- Monday (Online): Methods of Consumption: Smoking, Vaping, Edibles, and Topicals + The Legal Landscape of Cannabis: Federal and State Laws
- Wednesday (Online): Customer Service and Communication Skills for Budtenders
Week 3 (November 10th) (6-8 pm EST/ 7-9 pm AST):
- Monday (Online): Product Handling and Storage: Maintaining the Quality and Freshness of Cannabis Products + Understanding Dosing and Serving Sizes for Cannabis Products
- Wednesday (Online): Safety and Compliance: Following Regulations and Keeping Customers Safe
Week 4 (November 27th) (6-8 pm EST/ 7-9 pm AST):
- Monday (Online): Cannabis and its Impact on Mental and Physical Health + Understanding and Addressing Common Misconceptions about Cannabis
- Wednesday (Online): Staying Current with Industry Trends and Advancements in Cannabis Technology and Research
Week 5 (December 4th) (6-8 pm EST/ 7-9 pm AST):
- Monday (Online): Social Media Marketing for Budtenders + Job Fair Preparation: Resume Writing, Interview Skills, and Professionalism
- Wednesday (Online): Final Course Wrap-up and Q&A Session
Cannabis Employee Training (Budtender Course) Outline
- Introduction to the Cannabis Industry and the Role of a Budtender: This section provides an overview of the cannabis industry, its history, and the role and responsibilities of a Budtender. It sets the foundation for the training course.
- Cannabis Strains and Their Effects – Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid: This section educates budtenders about different cannabis strains, their classifications (indica, sativa, hybrid), and their effects on the body. It helps budtenders guide customers in selecting the right strains for their desired outcomes.
- Cannabinoids & Terpenes – Understanding what they are and how they affect the body: Budtenders learn about the chemical compounds in cannabis, such as cannabinoids and terpenes, and how they interact with the body. This knowledge enables them to better explain the effects and benefits of different products to customers.
- Methods of Consumption: Smoking, Vaping, Edibles, and Topicals: Here, budtenders learn about various methods of consuming cannabis, including smoking, vaping, edibles, and topicals. They understand the differences, benefits, and potential risks associated with each method, allowing them to make informed recommendations.
- The Legal Landscape of Cannabis: Federal and State Laws: This section familiarizes budtenders with the legal framework surrounding cannabis, including federal and state laws. They gain knowledge about compliance, licensing requirements, and the importance of adhering to regulations.
- Customer Service and Communication Skills for Budtenders: Budtenders learn essential customer service and communication skills, such as active listening, empathy, and effective product recommendations. This section emphasizes the importance of providing a positive and welcoming experience for customers.
- Product Handling and Storage – Maintaining the Quality and Freshness of Cannabis Products: Proper handling and storage of cannabis products are crucial to maintaining their quality and freshness. Budtenders learn best practices for storing and handling products to ensure customer satisfaction and compliance with regulations.
- Understanding Dosing and Serving Sizes for Cannabis Products: In this section, budtenders acquire knowledge about dosing guidelines and serving sizes for different cannabis products. They understand the importance of proper dosing and can assist customers in achieving desired effects while avoiding potential risks.
- Safety and Compliance – Following Regulations and Keeping Customers Safe: Budtenders learn about safety protocols, including product testing, labeling requirements, and precautions to ensure customer safety. This section emphasizes the importance of following regulations and maintaining a safe environment.
- Cannabis and its Impact on Mental and Physical Health: Here, budtenders explore the potential mental and physical health benefits of cannabis. They gain an understanding of different conditions and symptoms that cannabis may alleviate and learn to provide well-informed guidance to customers.
- Understanding and Addressing Common Misconceptions about Cannabis: Budtenders learn about common misconceptions and myths surrounding cannabis. This knowledge enables them to dispel misinformation and provide accurate information to customers, building trust and credibility.
- Staying Current with Industry Trends and Advancements in Cannabis Technology and Research: This section emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and staying up-to-date with industry trends, technological advancements, and cannabis research. Budtenders are encouraged to engage in ongoing education and professional development.
- Social Media Marketing: Social media marketing has become an essential tool for businesses of all types, including those in the cannabis industry. As more states legalize cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, the demand for cannabis products is increasing, creating new opportunities for businesses and professionals.
- Job Fair Preparation: Welcome to the “Job Fair Preparation” lesson, where we’ll empower you with the skills and knowledge to excel at job fairs. Job fairs are fantastic opportunities to connect with potential employers, but they also come with fierce competition. To make your mark and increase your chances of landing your dream job, you’ll need to be well-prepared.