MISSISSIPPI (July 11, 2023) — As medical cannabis dispensaries open for the first time across the state of Mississippi, Oaksterdam University (OU) is excited to offer Mississippi Medical Cannabis Dispensary Worker Training. The self-paced online training is approved by the Mississippi State Department of Revenue and meets all requirements to certify medical cannabis dispensary workers.
The course provides the most comprehensive education for pursuing a medical cannabis dispensary worker career in the $27 billion global cannabis industry. Individuals who finish the course may download a verifiable certificate of completion that qualifies them to work in a state-licensed dispensary.
Oaksterdam University is the world’s first cannabis college and is the most trusted provider of training in the industry with curriculum developed by expert faculty who are leaders in the burgeoning cannabis space. OU’s Mississippi Medical Cannabis Dispensary Worker Training prepares dispensary workers to be safe, informed, and compliant with state regulations. It includes:
- Federal vs. State Laws
- Mississippi Laws & Regulations
- Medical Cannabis Dispensary Worker Foundations
- Hygiene for Retail Workers
- The Effects of Cannabis
- Cultivar Selection
- Products, Methods of Ingestion & Dosing
- Customer Service
The training program and certification are $49.99, with group discounts available, making it the least expensive and most comprehensive state-approved option for individuals and dispensary teams alike. It is accessible online – anytime, from anywhere – at the student’s own pace.
According to Mississippi’s Medical Cannabis Law:
— Patients must be diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions listed in the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act to qualify for a medical cannabis patient registration card. Conditions include cancer, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, muscular dystrophy, Crohn’s, Alzheimer’s, severe injury, chronic pain, and more.
— Patients must be certified by a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, certified nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or optometrist licensed to prescribe medicine in Mississippi.
— In Mississippi, cannabis flower is capped at a total THC potency of 30 percent. Cannabis products are capped at a total THC potency of 60 percent.
— Apothecary or “deli-style” loose cannabis is not allowed for sale at Mississippi Medical Dispensaries.
These and many other Mississippi-specific laws and regulations are included in Oaksterdam’s Mississippi Medical Cannabis Dispensary Worker Training. For more information or to set up an interview with an Oaksterdam expert, email OU Communication Specialist Wensdy Von Buskirk at [email protected]. To sign up for the class, click here.
Oaksterdam University has been the forerunner in providing the highest quality training to people involved in the cannabis industry since 2009. OU’s faculty is composed of professionals, academics, and subject matter experts who have taught more than 80,000 OU alumni from 110 countries. With roots growing 27 years deep, OU is a dynamic, diverse, and responsive academic institute dedicated to educating the global cannabis community, industry, regulators, and government. Visit OaksterdamUniversity.com
Official Course Textbook
The official optional textbook for Mississippi Medical Cannabis Dispensary Training is The Budtender’s Guide: A Reference Manual for Cannabis Consumers and Dispensary Professionals. Published by Oaksterdam Press, this powerful resource complements the course material and serves as a comprehensive guide to cannabis use, products and effects. It is available as an e-book ($9.99) or in print ($29.99).