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Cannabis products & sales training




Your staff will receive training on all the cannabis products that exist on the market, how to use them, and how they work. 90% of budtenders or other staff nationwide cannot describe accurate dosing, time to effect, product differences, and safe methods of consumption, etc.


Staff properly trained in CPST will help your dispensary maximize revenue with increased customer confidence and loyalty. Why is your dispensary better than the rest? Because you ensure your staff is properly trained with the most credible certifications in cannabis.


A CPST certification will help minimize the risk for your dispensary by empowering your sales representatives with the knowledge they need to safely dispense cannabis products. Your dispensary can avoid public health and safety issues with a CPST certification

Cannabis Products & Sales Training was written specifically for cannabis professionals, by industry experts, in a way that everyone can understand. CPST explains scientific topics, such as the metabolism of different forms of THC and how they may affect people differently. CPST is a great course for those who are new to the cannabis industry, or even a private consumer needing to become more familiar with various cannabis products and their applications. Trichome Institute’s CPST certification provides a solid foundation of knowledge that is critical for pursuing opportunities in an industry that is hard to break into.


What is Tolerance
Understanding Level 0, 1, 2, 3 Tolerance
Recommend a Physician First
Potency and Dosing

Smoking and Vaporizing Flower
Handheld Vaporizers and Vape Pens
Timing for Mental and Physical Effects
Identifying Effects
Qualifying Customers
The Experimental Phase

Types of Edibles
The Benefits of Edibles
Time to Effect
Challenges with Edibles
Edible Induced Psychosis
Recommending Edibles

Hash, Kief, Wax, Distillate
Live Resin, Rosin, and More
Extraction Methods
Dabbing: What It Is and How You Do It
Safe Concentrate Consumption

Product Differences
Administration Methods
Unique Advantages
Product Limitations

Advantages of Suppositories
Different Types of Suppositories
Personal Lubricants

Metric/American Mash-Up
Colorado Cannabis Weight Standard
Scales and Calibrations
Product Conversions

Dispensary Etiquette
Identifying Customer Needs
Proper Terminology
Selling With Integrity

Trichome’s CPST course has made me the most knowledgeable person at my dispensary. I know more than my managers!
Josie Harvey

Certified Budtender

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