Basic Infection Control & Safety in the Cannabis Dispensary


This online course will teach you essential knowledge and practices to ensure your safety and customers’ safety while working in a cannabis dispensary. You will also gain an understanding of safety policies and procedures at all stages of the cannabis production and sale process.


Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the proper techniques for hand washing and gloving.
  • Differentiate between clean and aseptic technique.
  • Identify relevant hazards for the Cannabis Dispensary Technician.
  • Identify the safety policies and procedures that must be followed in all phases of cannabis collection, compounding, and distribution.
  • Identify steps to avoid cross contamination during compounding and reconstitution.
  • Describe the essential elements of a disaster emergency plan for a Cannabis Dispensary.
  • Describe the use of safety equipment in the cannabis dispensary.
  • Discuss the chemical, fire, and electrical hazards that a Cannabis Dispensary Technician might encounter, and identify the safety procedures associated with each hazard.
  • Describe safety precautions used during transportation of cannabis to homebound customers.
  • Identify the symbols for: Chemical Hazard, Fire Hazard, Electrical Hazard, and Physical Hazard.
  • Discuss the purpose and use of Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Correlate the classifications of fires to the types of fire extinguishers.
  • List the common work related injuries in the Cannabis Dispensary setting, including latex allergies, and their prevention techniques.
  • Discuss the importance of proper ergonomics in the prevention of injury.
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