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What You Learn: Zoom Workshop

* Flower Classifications*Dispensary Terminology*Edibles & Dosing*Industry Job Roles & Responsibilities*Budtender Expectations
*Concentrates Identification*Diseases and Ailments*Cannabinoid Functions *Endocannabinoid System*Solvents Extracts
*Solventless Extracts*Importance of Terpenes*Interview Tips*Personalized Resume Help*Career Placement Assistance
*CBD Product Recommendations*Customer Engagement Strategies*Problem-Solving*Patient Advocacy *Application Methods

12 sections - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Arizona Time

Special Financing is available from Sezzle. Click this link for more information.

Course Content

Some basic math skills and a desire to learn.


Interested in working a dispensary job? Then this course is for you!

This course has been designed by professional Cannabis Dispensary Representatives so that we can share our knowledge and help you learn industry terminology, dosing and product recommendations, and customer engagement strategies.

Taught by dispensary manager and cannabis brand creator, Chad Olshavsky.

We will walk you step-by-step into the World of Cannabis. With every unit, you will develop new skills and improve your understanding of this challenging yet exciting customer-focused side of the field. 

This course is fun and exciting, but at the same time, we dive deep into Patient Care. It is structured the following way:

  • Part 1: Introductions – Meeting your instructor and sharing your story.

  • Part 2: Workbook Discoveries – Explore 12 units of carefully curated categories.

  • Part 3: Test Your Knowledge – An interactive session of question/answer trivia.

  • Part 4: Career Applications – Personalized Resume tips in formatting and skillsets

  • Part 5: Certificate Awards – Personalized hard copy certificate

  • Part 6: Career Assistance –  Guided job placement help 

Important Updates as of September 2021:

  • Expanded ailments and conditions section
  • Hard copy workbook included

Who Is This Class For?

  • New & Existing Dispensary Agents Budtenders of all levels
  • Passionate Wellness Advocates
  • Health Providers
  • Public Educators & Leaders
  • Cannabis Patient Caregivers
  • Current Marijuana Industry Workers
  • MMJ job seekers
  • Those who own or are looking to own a dispensary
  • Patients & anyone else looking to learn more about dispensary products and menus.

Those who are looking for support in their cannabis employment journeys are encouraged to register!


Our team

Workshop Instructors

Chad Olshavsky

dispensary mgmt

Chad Olshavsky is the director of certifications. Specializes in dispensary management and brand creation. He is also the host of Toking Today Podcast.

April Olshavsky

Career coach

April is a cannabis career coach and content creator. She has managed 5 inventory rooms and developed operational dispensary manuals.

Dwayne Bratcher


Dwayne joined as a career advisor in 2015 and helped launch our grassroots campaign. Dwayne famously donned a full cannabis suit and shades while teaching a class held at the SW Expo.

Scott Lee


Scott Lee joined Herbal Risings as a cultivation expert and began leading the workshop in 2015. Scott brings his vast knowledge and sincere appreciation for large-scale plant care.

Andrew Young


Andrew Young is a cannabis and hemp entrepreneur. He began teaching our Principles & Standards curriculum in 2015. He specializes in many fields of the industry.

Justin Gurtler


Justin first joined Herbal Risings class as a well-researched student. Right away, Justin was hired in a grow. He began teaching for us around 2017. Justin travels the country providing consulting services.

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