Medical Marijuana 411 is approved by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission to offer an online Massachusetts Responsible Vendor Training (RVT) Program.  Our course is offered 100% online and enrollees can start right away. This is not a ZOOM course – it is truly adult, online learning where you can start, stop and take the course on your own timeframe.

The online course meets the annual RVT requirement for training. Our approval number is: RVN453292

We understand that Responsible Vendor Training courses can be expensive. Therefore, for purchases of 5 or more, please call us at 844-411-0500 x813 and we can offer an additional discount for your purchase.

Course Price: $149
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What is covered in RVT Training?

  • Module 1: Course Introduction and Overview
  • Module 2: Massachusetts Marijuana Laws and Regluations
  • Module 3: Cannabis Control Commission Operational Guidelines
  • Module 4: Adhering to Cannabis Control Commission Operational Guidelines
  • Module 5: Waste Management
  • Module 6: Licensee Responsibilities
  • Module 7: METRC
  • Module 8: How Marijuana Works – The Science Behind the Plant
  • Module 9: Cannabinoids and Terpenes
  • Module 10: Reading Test Lables
  • Module 11: Delivery Systems of Cannabis
  • Module 12: Recognizing Signs of Impairment, Preventing Sales to Minors
  • Module 13: Signs of Abuse and Misuse
  • Module 14: Cultural Competency

RESPONSIBLE VENDOR TRAINING PROGRAM - COURSE SYLLABUS

Module 1 – Responsible Vendor Training – Course Introduction & Overview

  • Introduction
  • What is covered in this RVT training?
    • Massachusetts laws regarding cannabis as set by the Cannabis Control Commission, and best practices for handling marijuana materials and products.
    • Cannabis Control Commission and Massachusetts legal documents
  • Key terms for this course as defined by 935 CMR 500.002:
  • Requirements for Successful Certification
  • Overview
    • Enabling Legislation
    • Statutes
    • Regulations
    • Draft Regulations
    • Adult- Use Possession and Cultivation Limits
    • Other Legal Protections for Cannabis Consumers
    • Prohibited Conduct
    • Cannabis and Employers
    • Private Property and Tenants
    • Types of Licenses
    • Social Equity
    • Farms and Small Business
    • Applications
    • Priority Review
    • Cannabis Businesses Regulations
      • General
      • Inspections
      • Security
      • Retailers
      • Packaging and Labeling
      • Signs, Advertising and Marketing
      • Laboratory Testing
      • Transportation
      • Training
      • Miscellaneous
      • Discipline
    • Permitting Instructions by state and local licensing and enforcement authorities
    • Recognizing Cannabis Businesses
    • Local Control
    • Public Education
    • FAQ
      • Adult Use of Marijuana
      • Establishing Regulations in Massachusetts
      • Types of Licenses
      • Hemp
      • Possession
      • Smoking
      • Growing at Home
      • Driving with Marijuana
      • Consumption of Marijuana at Work
      • Areas of Disproportionate Impact
    • Fees – UPDATED 11.1.19
  • Guidance on Types of Marijuana Establishment Licenses
    • Marijuana Cultivators
    • Craft Marijuana Cooperative
    • Marijuana Product Manufacture
    • Marijuana Retailer
    • Marijuana Research Facility
    • Independent Testing Facility
    • Standards Testing Facility
    • Marijuana Transporter
    • Microbusiness
  • Guidance for Law Enforcement – Acceptable Forms of ID
  • Operational Requirements for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (RMD)
  • Patient Education
  • Guidance Documents
  • The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
    • Discovering the Endocannabinoid System
  • Minor Cannabinoids
  • Terpenes
  • Adverse Reactions to Cannabis
  • Marijuana Tolerance
  • Negative Health Effects of Marijuana
  • More About Marijuana Campaign
  • Importance of Laboratory Tests
  • Contaminants, Pesticides and Molds
  • Understanding The Lab Test Results
    • Inhalation
  • Definition of Cultural Competency
  • Principles of cultural competence at an organizational level that should be emphasized include:
    • 1. Defining culture broadly

Module 2 – Massachusetts Marijuana Laws and Regulations

Module 3 – Cannabis Control Commission Operational Guidelines

  • General Operational Requirements for Marijuana Establishments
    • Written Operational Procedures
    • Marijuana Establishment Agent Training
    • Requirements for Handling Marijuana
    • Marketing and Advertising Requirements
    • Labeling of Marijuana and Marijuana Products
    • Packaging of Marijuana and Marijuana Products
    • Packaging and Labeling Pre-Approval
    • Inventory
    • Record Keeping
    • Liability Insurance and Maintenance of Escrow
    • Storage Requirements
    • Waste Disposal
    • Transportation between Marijuana Establishments
    • Access to the Commission, Emergency Responders and Law Enforcement
    • Energy Efficiency and Conservation
    • Bond
    • Social Equity Program
    • The Endocannabinoid System
      • Bioavailability (physical effects encountered and timeframe for physical effects)
    • Edibles, Tinctures and Topicals
      • Bioavailability (physical effects encountered and timeframe for physical effects)
    • 2. Valuing clients’ cultural beliefs
    • 3. Recognizing complexity in language interpretation
    • 4. Facilitating learning between providers and communities
    • 5. Involving the community in defining and addressing service needs
    • 6. Collaborating with other agencies
    • 7. Professionalizing staff hiring and training
    • 8. Institutionalizing cultural competence

Module 4 – Adhering to Cannabis Control Commission Operational Guidelines

  • Enforcement, Compliance, Liability and Incident Reporting
  • Maintenance of Records
  • Privacy, Prohibited Practices and Safe Delivery Practices

Module 5 – Waste Management

  • Waste Disposal
  • Managing Solid Waste Materials
  • Composting or Anaerobic Digestion
  • On Site Composting
  • Solid Waste Disposal
  • Storage, Documentation and Record Keeping
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Managing Liquid Wastes
  • Waste Packaging

Module 6 – Licensee Responsibilities, Bringing Marijuana on Licensed Premises and Permitted Hours of Sale

  • Licensee Responsibilities for Activities Occurring with Licensed Premises
  • Bringing Marijuana Onto Licensed Premises
  • Permitted Hours of Operation
  • Fact Sheet on Consumption of Marijuana for Adult Use – DOWNLOADABLE PDF

Module 7 – METRC

  • What is METRC?
    • Inspection and Tracking
    • Guidelines – Massachusetts 935 CMR 500.105
    • FAQ’s
  • Creating A Transfer Manifest
  • Logging In And Updating User Profile
  • Navigate in METRC & Support Resources
  • Receive And Reject A Transfer Manifest
  • Compliance with Tracking Requirements
  • Cannabis Control Commission: METRC INSTRUCTIONS- DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENT

Module 8 – How Marijuana Works With Our Bodies – The Science Behind The Plant

Module 9 – Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Module 10 – Reading Lab Testing Labels

Module 11 – Delivery Systems of Cannabis – Marijuana’s Physical Effects Based On Type of Marijuana Product

Module 12 – Recognizing Signs of Impairment, Preventing Diversion and Sales to Minors

  • Signs of Impairment
  • Diversion Prevention and Preventing Sales to Minors
  • Marijuana Prevention Resources

Module 13 – Signs of Abuse and Misuse

  • Short and Long term Negative Effects of Cannabinoids
    • Effects of Marijuana Consumption and Marijuana Products
    • Health Effects of Marijuana Abuse
    • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS).
    • Down Regulation
    • Dependency
    • Cannabis Effects and Warnings – What to Avoid
  • Effects of Consumption of Marijuana and Marijuana Products
  • Health Effects of Marijuana Abuse
    • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
    • Down Regulation
  • Dependency
  • Cannabis Effects and Warnings – Important Information/What to Avoid
  • Recreational Use of Cannabis
  • Controlled Substances Act
  • Safe Handling
    • Safe Storage
    • Safe Packaging
  • Marijuana and Driving
    • Symptoms of Overuse
  • Is Marijuana Addictive?
    • Symptoms of Overuse, Abuse an Addiction
    • Recognizing Marijuana Abuse in Family
  • The Risks and Warning Signs of Overuse and Abuse
  • How to Identify a Person Impaired by the Consumption of Marijuana

Module 14 – Cultural Competency

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  • Instant access to all course materials
  • Printable and downloadable infographics
  • All research materials used for the online course
  • Lifetime, unlimited access
  • 24/7 access
  • No time limits
  • Start anytime
  • Work on your own time and at your own pace
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