Why Your Cannabis Business Needs to be a Destination Brand

The cannabis industry is booming, and competition in the market is fierce. You need to stand out from the crowd – but how? The answer lies in becoming a destination brand. When customers see your company as a place to go for their cannabis needs, you’ll have a competitive advantage that will help you stay […]

Why Should Supervisors Continue Training?

Our Sell-SMaRT Responsible Vendor Training for the cannabis industry often has a mix of frontline workers, budtenders, dispensary agents, and their managers. Besides a mandated requirement for education, one might ask why managers who may be seasoned professionals in the cannabis industry need a refresher on cannabis compliance training. We found that most of our […]

To Discount or Not To Discount – Is this allowed in the Massachusetts cannabis industry?

Cannabis Trainers has noticed an up-tick in questions about the ability to discount cannabis in the adult-use market. Every state has different rules, and we always encourage our clients to know both state and local restrictions. Within Massachusetts, we cite the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission that states “No, an ME may not offer free or […]

Cannabis Legalization Expands with 2022 Midterm Elections

Two more states legalized adult-use cannabis consumption during the recent mid-term elections. Welcome to Maryland and Missouri! Both states will allow people 21 years or older to consume cannabis recreationally, bringing us to 21 states plus the District of Columbia. The three states that also had adult-use cannabis consumption on the ballot rejected passing the […]

With Legalization, Comes Regulation, and of course Compliance

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High Times published an interesting look into the regulation of the cannabis industry as more states approve legalization. Like any legitimate industry, oversight is necessary to maintain safety for consumers. The balance between regulation and capitalism, however, is often in play in the US and cannabis companies can get stuck in the middle. Adhering to […]

Feet in The Street Story – Educate Your New Budtenders

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One of our trainers shared a story with us that was concerning. One day, while introducing his pup to some new sitters, a conversation about the medical marijuana industry in Missouri occurred. The two pet sitters were not from the area and legal cannabis was a new adventure for them. They were very interested in […]

Could National Legalization of Cannabis Finally Be Coming? Perhaps

There may be some real progress happening towards national legalization of cannabis, ending the century long prohibition. In August 2022, the National Conference of State Legislators revised a policy measure for cannabis legalization with banking reform originally drafted in 2018, moving the country one step closer to descheduling cannabis at a federal level. According to […]

To Gift or Not To Gift Cannabis – Is It Legal?

Cannabis Trainers is often asked during our training sessions if it’s legal to gift cannabis to friends and family. The short answer is;  it depends. Many states where adult-use cannabis is legal have also written gifting practices (both legal and illegal) into regulations for the industry. It seems the largest infraction from gifting is when […]

Cannabis As Medicine – Don’t Play Doctor

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Anyone who has been involved with the sale of cannabis will tell you they get questions about medical applications of the plant daily. Yet, most compliance laws are very specific that budtenders and dispensary agents should not give medical advice. Cannabis Trainers agree. Most badged agents are not medical professionals, and unless you are a […]

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