Michigan Cannabis Dispensary Worker Training Certification

Course Curriculum

Michigan Cannabis Dispensary Worker Training Certification

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, offered in partnership with an accredited partner.

Course Modules:

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

This course provides dispensary workers in Michigan with the required knowledge to comply with state cannabis law and provide accurate, lawful information to their customers. It includes an overview of state laws and regulations, the supply chain, and key regulations on cannabis use and sales. Workers who complete this course will have a basic understanding of Michigan state cannabis law and will understand best practices, safety procedures, proper handling of cannabis products, and possession and purchase limits. Acquiring proficiency in this course will allow retail workers to act in their roles with knowledge, security, and professionalism.

Learning Outcomes:

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

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.

Michigan Cannabis Dispensary Worker Training Certification

Certification Program


Oaksterdam University’s Michigan Cannabis Dispensary Worker Training Certification provides the most comprehensive education for pursuing a cannabis dispensary worker career in full compliance with Michigan 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.

Michigan Cannabis-Dispensary Worker Training

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