About Cannabis Trainers


Maureen McNamara Founder &
Chief Facilitator
Cannabis Trainers


Maureen McNamara is a Trainer, Facilitator and Coach. She has led hundreds of workshops and coaches business professionals and entrepreneurs to create more success and joy in their lives.

With 20+ years of professional training experience, Maureen has trained and certified 10,000+ employees, managers and owners in national certification (ANSI) programs. She has facilitated classes for small locally owned businesses as well as international corporations.

Maureen has worked with the Colorado Department of Revenue- Liquor Enforcement Division on the Responsible Vendor Act that was passed in 2005. She has worked with the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division to design the Responsible Cannabis Vendor Program in 2014. Additionally, Maureen has worked with the National Restaurant Association for development of the ServSafe® training materials and facilitator’s guides.

Maureen is the Founder and Chief Facilitator with Cannabis Trainers™; a corporation founded to create and deliver training solutions for the Cannabis Industry. She has combined her skills and expertise with Food Safety and Responsible Alcohol Service into a comprehensive, engaging new program to ensure the Responsible, Knowledgeable and Safe sale of cannabis: Sell-SMaRT™, safe marijuana retail training.

The Sell-SMaRT™ program prepares budtenders, cannabis consultants, owners, managers and all front line store staff to effectively and safely handle complex situations. Selling Cannabis involves many risks. Failure to act responsibly and proactively could result in fines, imprisonment, and suspension of licenses, increased insurance costs, or getting shut down.

Cannabis Trainers invites savvy, professional, compliant operators to prepare their team to handle these potential risks with responsible marijuana sales training; the Sell-SMaRT™ program.
Maureen and the team at Cannabis Trainers deliver highly interactive and compelling workshops with enthusiasm, humor and professional facilitation. In addition to the Sell- SMaRT™ program, they are pleased to deliver the nationally recognized ServSafe® Food Safety training to edible makers.
Cannabis Trainers is a proud member of The National Cannabis Industry Association and a founding member of Women Grow. Committed to excellence, professionalism and safety; Cannabis Trainers is a powerful partner to organizations and businesses in the Cannabis Industry.

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