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Cannabis Consultant (Budtender) Certification
$149.004.80 out of 5
The Medical Cannabis Consultant Certification presents, in sequential order, a series of 12 course modules designed to teach an individual about the legal framework of working with medical marijuana patients, the basics of the plant, the history, discovery, and science of the Endocannabinoid System, and how to work with patients as they come into the dispensary.
This is the most comprehensive Medical Cannabis Consultant Certification, Budtender, or Dispensary Technician Certification, offered anywhere online or in person. With more than 800+ peer reviewed, current citations from industry experts, scientists, doctors and industry leaders, the Consultant Certification will give you the foundation to be successful within the cannabis industry.
As states allow patients access to medical marijuana, additional state mandated and approved certifications will be added as part of our Consultant Certifications. In addition, we offer many Continuing Education courses which meet many state requirements and are affordably priced. Please refer to state/country specific sections of our website for state approved and/or required certifications.
As a dispensary owner, we understand that certification 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.
What’s the secret to getting a budtender position? Getting the training you need.
When you enter to the Dispensary or CBD store, budtenders help you with the purchase and tell you about the products. Do you know the reason why they are so good at their job? They take budtender certification courses that enhance their knowledge about the cannabis field.
Patients can spend 90% or more of their time in-store interacting with just one person: the budtender, which is why this position is probably the most important one inside a dispensary. The best budtenders are passionate about cannabis, exceptionally knowledgeable about the products, and thrive on providing great customer service.
What are clients are saying…
“I didn’t expect this course to be as informative as it was. I have friends who earned certification through other programs and came out feeling that they had learned nothing. So, I was quite surprised at the level and quality of information. I learned a lot from this program. It was absolutely worth the money.” – Audra S
“So much information I am so excited about my journey into the cannabis industry.” – Senitra L
“This was the most informative, yet casual and enjoyable work education I have ever taken.” – Mars P
“This course has helped open my eyes even more to the potential of medical cannabis. I have never been more excited to continue learning about a subject then I am now that I have completed this course. I have learned an exceptional amount of information that was completely new and a shock to me and I am excited to see where my career in the cannabis industry goes now that I have taken a, in my opinion, crucial first step towards higher knowledge of the plant and its medical uses.” – Jessica E
- Section 1 – Introduction
- Section 2 – Legal Landscape
- Section 3 – History
- Section 4 – The Endocannabinoid System
- Section 5 – Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Opioids
- Section 6 – Delivery Systems
- Section 7 – Dosing
- Section 8 – Reading Lab Testing Labels
- Section 9 – Clinical Practice – Broad Therapeutic Uses
- Section 10 – Storage and Handling
- Section 11 – Communicating with Customers
- Section 12 – Myths and Facts
As part of the Medical Marijuana 411 adult online education, enrollees may start and stop at any time. Any students completing our certifications and/or coursework will have a permanent student dashboard to review materials at any time. If in the future, you want to review any information, simply log-on to your dashboard to re-visit the content.
All coursework and graphics can be downloaded for future re-use with customers, clients and patients. Additional resources of lengthier, pertinent PDFs are available by clicking on the research endnote at the end of each section module.
- Each section followed by endnote citation links to more than 800+ current, peer-reviewed research studies
- Legal Considerations for Medical Professionals (what medical professionals can and cannot do)
- 12 modules which consist of: legal framework, basics of the plant, the history, discovery, and science of the ECS, and how cannabinoid receptors work with our bodies. Further modules will delve into important topics like: how to medicate, inhalation versus ingestion, contraindications, drug on drug interactions, terpenes, The Entourage Effect, cannabinoids, THC, CBD, and how medical marijuana works with a variety of different ailments.
- Videos featuring: Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Dr. Sue Sisley, Dr. Mark Ware, Dr. Donald Abrams and Dr. Jake Felice to help articulate section module content
- Multiple videos which illustrate the ECS, CB1 & CB2 receptors, patient stories and expert testimony on multiple cannabis related topics.
- Downloadable PDFs and graphics for review with colleagues, patients, and peers interested in the how’s and why’s medical marijuana is an option for patient treatment
- The impact of cannabis on the opioid addiction crisis
- Resource sections for further reading and review
- 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
- Affordably priced
- Section 1 – Introduction
Section 2 – Legal Landscape
- Your Role In the Dispensary
- Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- What You Can & Can’t Do
Section 3 – History
- Overview of Cannabis Laws and Regulations
- Federal Primer/Outline
Section 4 – The Endocannabinoid System
- Early History of Cannabis Use
- Cannabis in the West
- U.S. Prohibition
- The Medical Implications of U.S. Prohibition
- Medical Cannabis Today
- Hemp vs Cannabis
Section 5 – Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Opioids
- The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
- The Body’s Supercomputer
- Endocannabinoids and Human Thriving Behavior
- Why The Endocannabinoid System Isn’t Taught In Medical School
Section 6 – Delivery Systems
- Minor Cannabinoids
- Terpenes and The Entourage Effect
- Adverse Reactions to Cannabis
- Cannabis Tolerance
- Cannabinoids and Opioids
Section 7 – DosingSection 8 – Reading Lab Testing LabelsSection 9 – Clinical Practice – Broad Therapeutic Uses
- Inhalation, Smoking and Vaporizing
- Inhalation: Joints, Pipes, Water Pipes, Bongs
- Edibles, Tinctures, Topicals
Section 10 – Storage and HandlingSection 11 – Communicating with CustomersSection 12 – Myths and Facts
- Anxiety Disorders, Cancer & Epilepsy
- Gastrointestinal Disorders, Sleep Disorders & Migraine Headaches
- Neurodegenerative Disorders, Pain & Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Gateway Theory, Addiction & Brain Function
- Impaired Motivation, Memory & Mental State
- Lung Damage, Use Patterns & Overall Danger
With over 800+ current, peer reviewed citations, Medical Marijuana 411 is proud to be the leader in online medical marijuana education for patients, medical professionals and dispensary consultants.
Additional videos from leading cited experts, scientists and physicians, and downloadable graphics are part of this certification. Here is a partial list of the scientists, researchers, educators and lawyers whose work is cited within the Medical Marijuana 411 certifications.
Our goal of creating the most current content for this cannabis certification course was obtained by using peer-reviewed research from industry experts. All citations utilized in this course meet standard guidelines and are part of the public domain. Experts listed below are not affiliated with Medical Marijuana 411 and no endorsement or authorization should be inferred by their inclusion on our website. Medical Marijuana 411 has included links to each expert to ensure credit is given for their research, legal and scientific studies under the guidelines of “Fair Use.”
- Dr. Raphael Mechoulam
- Dr. Sue Sisley
- Dr. Donald Abrams
- Dr. Jake Felice
- Dr. Ethan Russo
- Dr. Lester Grinspoon
- Dr. Nishi Whiteley
- Dr. Mark Ware
- Dr. Yehiel Gaoni
- Dr. Bruce Mirken
- Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School
- Neil Juneja, Gleam Law
- Orion Inskip, Gleam Law
- Dr. Martin Lee
- Dr. Allyn Howlett, Ph.D
- Dr. Gregory T Carter
- Dr. David Bearman
- Dr. Lumir Hanuš
- Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo
- Dr. Robert Melamede
- Dr. Dustin Sulak
- Dr. Bonni Goldstein
- Professor Roger Pertwee
- Dr. Shohami
- Dr. Ester Fride
- Dr. Melanie Dreher