Connecticut Cannabis Retail Dispensary Training

Course Curriculum

Cannabis dispensary workers are the front line of the cannabis industry and help customers navigate product options. They must understand how cannabis products produce their effects and be able to convey dosing information to customers to have the best, safest experience. The other core element of working in a cannabis dispensary is compliance with state law.

This Oaksterdam course breaks down core concepts of dispensary work, laws and regulations, and best practices for safe cannabis consumption.

Course Modules:

  • Federal vs. State Laws
  • Connecticut Laws & Regulations
  • Foundations of Retail Work
  • Public Health & Hygiene
  • The Effects of Cannabis
  • Cultivar Selection
  • Products, Methods of Ingestion & Dosing
  • Customer Service

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection as the regulatory agency that oversees cannabis laws
  • Be familiar and comply with Connecticut cannabis laws and regulations and how to communicate about them with customers
  • Identify the agencies responsible for regulating cannabis in Connecticut and know how to contact them
  • Have a basic understanding of the Connecticut cannabis supply chain
  • Know who is qualified to purchase cannabis in Connecticut
  • Know the cannabis purchase and possession limits in Connecticut

Connecticut Residents: If you live in a Disproportionately Impacted Area (DIA), the Connecticut SEC can provide free training and certification to help you get hired and act in your job confidently. Check your zip code on the Connecticut State Social Equity Council list here: Enter your address in the search bar on the top left-hand corner of the map. Blue signifies DIA.

Group Discounts Available: Please email [email protected] for more information.

About Our Self-Paced Electives

Self-Paced Programs are asynchronous, meaning you may log on and complete the courses anytime, anywhere that is convenient for you. You can access the course online as soon as you enroll.

Programs consist of reading materials developed by our expert faculty, accompanied by videos, texts, and recommended resources.

All self-paced programs include live links to a wealth of information that allow you to dig deeper into subjects of particular interest.

Each program also includes a Virtual Video and Resource Library with corresponding recorded lectures from our faculty.

Self-paced students receive access to virtual field trips, grow labs, the Oaksterdam Alumni Network, and more.

Completion of all requirements results in OU certification.

Connecticut Cannabis Retail Dispensary Training

Certification Program

$200

Oaksterdam University’s Connecticut Cannabis Retail Worker Training provides the most comprehensive education for pursuing a cannabis dispensary worker career in full compliance with Connecticut state law. This online course consists of educational resources developed by industry leaders and pioneers.

Certification Program – This course is only available online. There are no scheduled times. You may complete the modules at your own pace and have one calendar year to complete the course. A certificate of completion may be printed upon passage of the final exam.

Connecticut Residents: If you live in a Disproportionately Impacted Area (DIA), the Connecticut SEC can provide free training and certification to help you get hired and act in your job confidently. Check your zip code on the Connecticut State Social Equity Council list here: Enter your address in the search bar on the top left-hand corner of the map. Blue signifies DIA.

Group Discounts Available: Please email [email protected] for more information.

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