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Industry Leading Cannabis Sales Training.

Compliance mistakes, stemming from poor training, are the number one reason cannabis businesses are fined, lose their license, and get shut down.

The Cannabis Trainers™ Sell-SMaRT™ Certificate Program powered by Green Flower provides cannabis professionals with the training necessary to remain in compliance with the rules and regulations that govern commercial cannabis sales.

The Sell-SMaRT™ Certificate Program powered by Green Flower is designed for cannabis sales consultants/budtenders, owners, retail managers, frontline dispensary staff, regulators, and people looking to enter the cannabis industry. This comprehensive training program will ensure you're responsible, aware, and compliant in all facets of selling cannabis today.

The Sell-SMaRT™ Certificate Program is taught by Maureen McNamara, one of the most in-demand cannabis compliance training professionals in the world. The program is provided online, for a fraction of the cost of bringing Maureen into your organization for an in-person session.

A Depth of Knowledge You Can't Find Anywhere Else

You'll Master Topics Essential To Success In Commercial Cannabis Sales, Including:

  • Educating Customers to Ensure a Positive Cannabis Experience
  • Cannabis Licenses
  • Handling Tricky Situations
  • Cannabis rules and regulations
  • Checking IDs
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Dispensary Safety & Security
  • And much more

The Cannabis Compliance & Regulations Program covers these topics in detail, taught by the world's leading cannabis professionals. Additionally, our experts will use their deep cannabis industry experience to impart valuable tips and guidance to help you flourish in this blossoming new industry in a variety of positions, including:

  • Cannabis Sales Consultants
  • Retail Manager
  • Budtenders
  • Dispensary Security Staff
  • Dispensary Owner
  • Health, Safety and Training Coordinator
Complete The Course 100% Online, From Anywhere In The World!

Each course is comprised of:

Engaging Videos
Written Materials
Knowledge checks at the end of every module
Private forum for you to connect with other students
Downloadable references to keep and access on your phone
Official Green Flower Certificate
(once you pass the Exam)

Costly compliance mistakes can be avoided if employees receive the proper training

If you do not know how to sell safely you're putting yourself, your organization, and your customers at risk. Failure to act responsibly and proactively when selling cannabis could result in hefty fines, imprisonment, suspension of retail license, increased insurance costs, and even the shutdown of your dispensary.

Sell-SMaRT™ training protects you and your operation from risks by teaching you how to safely and compliantly sell cannabis to your customers, and how to handle tricky situations when they arise.


Retail Employees

Avoid costly compliance mistakes while providing a higher level of customer service.

Dispensary Owners

Mitigate risk to your customers, your employees, and your business.

Job Seekers

Stand out from other applicants, understand the rules of cannabis sales, and quickly jump into a dispensary role.


Mel Frank

Maureen McNamara

Founder & Chief Facilitator



Cannabis Law and Your Responsibility

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • How to protect your license & how rules are made.
  • Liability and possible penalties.
  • How to complete compliance checks.
  • The legal age to shop.
  • The rules pertaining to sales.
  • The restrictions on products and selling.
  • The regulations around packaging and labeling.
  • How to keep detailed complete records to protect you.


Safety & Security

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Exactly what security requirements are needed to operate a legal cannabis business.
  • What's required for seed-to-sale tracking in order to ensure your operating in compliance.
  • How to ensure your employees and customers are following best-practices for safety and security in a cannabis business.
  • How to properly dispose of waste and other cannabis products in a safe and compliant way.


Checking ID's

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • How to ensure that every cannabis customer meets the State requirements for purchasing cannabis legally.
  • When and how to properly check-in a customer according to the regulations.
  • How to respectfully but legally turn away a customer who doesn't meet the requirements.
  • The negative repercussions of not checking IDs properly.


Handling Tricky Situations

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Address customers who are being abusive or derogatory.
  • Deal with intoxicated customers safely and effectively.
  • Politely decline customers who make unlawful requests.
  • Properly document incidents in a way that protects you and your establishment.


Educating Customers to Ensure a Positive Cannabis Experience

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • How to explain the Endocannabinoid system
  • How to deal with people who ask specific medical questions (if you're not a doctor).
  • A general overview of how each product type impacts people uniquely.
  • Best practices to help customers find cannabis products that are right for them.
  • How to ensure patients don't over-medicate or have a bad experience with cannabis products.

Everything You Can Expect When You Enroll Today:

  • Access to all Sell-SMaRT™ learning modules, each is filled with engaging videos and written materials.
  • Quizzes at the end of every section to help you assess your knowledge and prepare for the final exam.
  • Green Flower Customer Support is ready to take care of you, while you complete your course or even after you are finished.
  • Interactive forum where you can connect and share knowledge with other professionals from around the world.
  • Downloadable references to keep and access anytime
  • Invitation to join Green Flower's online community, where we'll help you network with members of the cannabis industry and alert you to opportunities that fit your skill set.
  • Upon passing the final exam, you'll receive a Green Flower Certificate that acknowledges your accomplishment and your credibility to the cannabis industry.

Things to know before you enroll...

  • Average time of course: 6 hours
  • Time to complete course: 90 days
  • Extensions available if needed
  • 100% online. Learn anywhere!

Sell Smart Certificate

You have 90 days to complete this program.



About Green Flower

The World's Top Cannabis Experts in One Place

The world's leading cannabis professionals teach our curriculum. The doctors, growers, thought leaders, scientists, and entrepreneurs that are shaping the future of cannabis will help you meet your learning goals.

The Freedom to Learn From Anywhere

Our programs are provided 100% online to give you the freedom to learn from anywhere on your own time.

Green Flower Community

Every student gets access to the Green Flower Community, where you can connect and share with others in the program.

Cost-Effective Industry Leading Training

Getting the training you need to succeed in the industry can be a considerable cost. Green Flower saves you money by providing comprehensive cannabis industry training online, for a fraction of the cost of traveling to training seminars or paying for private classes.

Industry Credibility

Green Flower training is utilized by many of the cannabis industry's most respected organizations. Earning a Green Flower Certificate will help to separate you from other potential hires, and be a testament to your dedication, knowledge, and credibility for your entire career.

No. This program is available to anyone.
Online courses comprised of engaging videos and written materials, knowledge checks at the end of every module to assimilate your learning, private forum for students to connect and provide support, downloadable references to keep and access on your phone, and your official Green Flower Sell-SMaRT™ Certificate (once you pass the exam).
Yes. Green Flower Programs are 100% online and can be taken from anywhere in the world.
Whether you are looking to enter the cannabis industry, get hired by a cannabis company, invest in the cannabis market, win a cannabis license, become a more knowledgeable advocate, better serve the patients in your care, or contribute more deeply to your organization, getting a Green Flower Certificate will make you exponentially more confident, credible, and valuable to the cannabis industry today.
Enrollment for this program is $147 (USD). You will have 2 chances to pass the Certificate Exam with your tuition. $69 exam retakes after that. Exam fees are non-refundable.
Between watching the video content, reading the written material, taking the short quizzes, and studying for the exam, it will likely take you 3-6 hours to complete.
Clas begins on demand, you will have 90 days to complete both the program and the final exam. After 90 days, you will no longer have access to the program or testing materials.
You'll need to achieve a grade of 80% on the Final Exam to pass the course and receive your Green Flower Sell-SMaRT™ Certificate.
The Green Flower Sell-SMaRT™ Exam is a comprehensive multiple choice exam administered online. A grade of 80% is required to pass. Enrollment allows two attempts to achieve a passing score. You will have 90 days to complete both the program and the final Exam. After 90 days, you will no longer have access to the program or testing materials. This is a closed book Exam. Upon Passing, you will receive your official Green Flower Sell-SMaRT™ Certificate to hang on your wall and use for credibility and trust in the Industry.
You will have two chances to pass the final exam with enrollment. Retakes are $69 after that. You must achieve an 80% passing score to receive your Green Flower Certificate.
No, Green Flower is not an accredited school and doesn't plan to be. We produce trusted cannabis education led and validated by the world's top experts, and our Certificates are utilized by companies, associations, nonprofits, and governments around the world.
No, nothing will be mailed and no hard copy text will be assigned. There are materials in each course that you can download, print, and use at your convenience.
Absolutely! You can review any and all materialsas many times as you would like in the 90 days(30 for Sell-SMaRT)your program is open. However, please note that once you begin the exam, it's closed-book.
We understand that sometimes plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us no later than 7 days before the scheduled event date. We will be happy to refund your class fees (minus our processing cost of $40). No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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