Legal & Ethical Issues Related to the Use and Distribution of Cannabis


This online course will focus on the legal and ethical considerations that will inform all your work as a Cannabis Dispensary Technician, ranging from customer interactions to product recommendations to operational management behind the counter while on the job. This will help build your practical skill foundation for your role as a certified budtender.


Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Define basic ethical and legal terms and explain how they relate to the Cannabis Dispensary setting.
  • Identify the different categories of Cannabis Dispensary mandatory reporting and documentation.
  • Identify common deficiencies found in the Cannabis Dispensary during regulatory inspections.
  • Describe the sanctions or penalties imposed for noncompliance with state regulations.
  • Define the different legal terms used in the cannabis setting.
  • List policies and protocol designed to avoid legal problems.
  • Discuss the major points of the Health Insurance Portability Act (HIPAA) and the Cannabis Dispensary Technicians responsibility for maintaining confidentiality of privileged information on individuals.
  • Describe when and how to complete Incident reports.
  • Give examples of how Cannabis Dispensary Technicians could be involved in malpractice lawsuits.
  • Understand preconditions for potential lawsuits and how to avoid them.
  • Describe the legal status of cannabis under your state law & federal law.
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