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Budtender Certification

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Instructor: Trichome Institute
Hours: 7
Prerequisites: None

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Become a Certified Budtender

Budtender Training, by Trichome Institute, is designed to instruct dispensary staff on key business issues, such as legal, scientific, and medical applications of cannabis. The course also includes how to identify strains, understand the different cannabis products, provide good customer service, and conduct the establishment’s business in a safe and legal manner.

The Budtender is the front line of the cannabis industry. Budtenders provide the link between the ever-developing cannabis industry and the consumer. Budtenders have the responsibility of understanding cannabis products in depth and their diverse effects.

Budtenders are professional individuals with the duty to facilitate safety and legality in the cannabis industry. The modern budtender is educated, passionate about cannabis, and eager to provide an informative, safe, and pleasurable experience to the consumer.
 

Curriculum


Section 1: Consumer Tolerance

    What is Tolerance, using the tolerance scale, understanding tolerance levels 0, 1, 2 and 3, recommending a physician first, variables in potency and dosing

Section 2: Cannabis Flower – Smoke and Vapor

    Cannabis flower: smoking and vaporizing, handheld vaporizers and vape pens, timeline to impairment, mental and physical effects – Matching Strains, Listen to Your Consumer -The Experimental Phase – Again, Everyone Is Different

Section 3: Edibles

    Types of edibles and differences between them, benefits of edibles, time to effect, impairment type, challenges with edibles, edible induced psychosis, recommendations

Section 4: Hash and Concentrates

    What is hash, a short history of hash, who uses hash and concentrates and why, dabbing: what it is and how you do it, safe concentrates for dabbing, extracted concentrate: wax, crumble, honeycomb, shatter, budder, hash oil, CO2, live resin: is it the best concentrate, rosin: is it the cleanest and safest concentrate, kief, water hash, testing for residual solvents at home and in the lab

Section 5: Sublingual, Transdermal and Topical

    Why alternatives, what are the product differences, who are these products for, sublingual, transdermal, topical administration

Section 6: Product Weight and Conversions

    The metric/american mash-up, the Colorado cannabis weight standard, need to know the weight units, scales and calibrations, potency conversions, how much product can you sell, example problem, conversion tables

Section 7: Customer Service

    Dispensary basics, customer service best practices, a note on the use of slang