Massachusetts Responsible Vendor Training (MA RVT)

CCC-Approved Program

Responsible Vendor Training is a training program for licensed cannabis operators required by state regulatory bodies and agencies, designed to protect consumers and establish industrial operating standards.

Green Flower’s Responsible Vendor Training program has been approved for use by the Cannabis Control Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Program Details

Duration

4 Hours

Modules

18

Duration

2 – 3 Hours

Modules

18

Course Description

Our Responsible Vendor Training is designed to support minimum licensure requirements as specified by regulatory bodies around the country. 

Green Flower’s Responsible Vendor Program is an approved training solution in more states than any other training company. So, whether you are a single or multi-state operator, your compliance commitments can be sourced under one roof, with one pricing structure.

This page provides relevant product information and details for Green Flower’s Responsible Vendor Training program available in Massachusetts. This program has been specifically approved by the Cannabis Control Commission to satisfy applicable mandatory training requirements as outlined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Topics Covered

  • Governing Regulatory Bodies
  • State Regulations + Best Practices
  • Responsible Cannabis Use
  • Addiction & Getting Help
  • Medical Cannabis Policy
  • Difficult or Sticky Situations
  • Site Security
  • Waste Disposal
  • Packaging & Labeling
  • Policy Enforcement & Discipline
  • Hours of Operation
  • Healty & Safety Best Practices
  • Checking IDs
  • Patient & Customer ID Policies
  • Quantity Limits
  • Transportation & Delivery
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Business Records
  • Patient Confidentiality
  • Governing Regulatory Bodies
  • State Regulations + Best Practices
  • Responsible Cannabis Use
  • Addiction & Getting Help
  • Medical Cannabis Policy
  • Difficult or Sticky Situations
  • Site Security
  • Waste Disposal
  • Packaging & Labeling
  • Policy Enforcement & Discipline
  • Hours of Operation
  • Healty & Safety Best Practices
  • Checking IDs
  • Patient & Customer ID Policies
  • Quantity Limits
  • Transportation & Delivery
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Business Records
  • Patient Confidentiality

Badge + Skills Earned

Earn + Share Your Badge

Earn the Responsible Vendor Badge, a third-party, verifiable digital badge that represents your professional skills and training accomplishments on LinkedIn or email signatures.

This badge represents to employers that a learner has completed an approved Green Flower cannabis education class designed to satisfy regulatory training requirements as established by the Cannabis Control Commission and has been approved for use in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The specific job skills represented by this badge include: compliant practices; cannabis effects on the human body; checking identification; handling difficult situations with patients in cannabis retail; security; waste disposal; health & safety best practices; inventory tracking; transportation; delivery; business records labeling; enforcement & discipline; general cannabis regulations; and diversity, equity, & inclusion in cannabis.

Professional badges are issued by GF Institute through Credly, a third-party skill verification platform. GF Institute is an organization that works with trusted subject matter experts to create the industry’s most-trusted standardized cannabis credentials.

Included Course Modules

Welcome to Green Flower’s Massachusetts Responsible Vendor Training Program.

This program and the certificate earned demonstrate that learners have gained the knowledge required to satisfy minimum licensure requirements as set by state regulatory boards from around the United States.

There are a total of 18 modules and knowledge checks to complete in this course, as well as a 30-question multiple-choice final exam.

In this module, the specific topics covered are: Physical & Mental Health Effects, Modes of Consumption & Safety Guidelines, Marijuana Addiction, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding, Using Marijuana Responsibly, and the Effects of Marijuana in Minors.

Module includes 18 slides of cannabis education information, a knowledge check, and 2 related video segments.

Module includes 6 slides of information for cannabis operators and a knowledge check.

Specific topics covered include the Cannabis Control Commission, Marijuana Establishments & Medical Treatment Centers, and License Types.

In this module, the specific topics covered are: the Medical Use of Marijuana Program, Medical Marijuana Cards, and Minors & Medical Marijuana.

Module includes 4 slides of cannabis education information, a knowledge check, and 1 related video segment.

This module includes 17 slides of information for licensed cannabis operators and a knowledge check.

Specific topics include preventing diversion, preventing the sale of cannabis to minors, and best practices in checking IDs.

This module contains 5 slides of information and a knowledge check.

Specific topics covered include dealing with difficult situations in cannabis, including intoxicated customers, illegal activities, and potential de-escalation strategies.

This module includes 3 slides of information on Massachusetts rules and regulations applicable to licensed cannabis operations.

This module includes 3 slides of information on general business rules applicable to licensed cannabis operations.

In this module, the specific topics covered are: Security Procedures, Security Plans, Physical Security, Master Security Programs, Risk Analysis, Limited Access Areas, Signage, Alarm Systems, and Video Surveillance.

Module includes 13 slides of cannabis education information, a knowledge check, and 1 related video segment.

This module includes 5 slides of information and a knowledge check.

Specific topics covered include waste disposal in cannabis businesses, what it means to be unusable and unrecognizable, and simple best practice recommendations that simply daily operations.

In this module, the specific topics covered are: Personal Hygiene, Physical Premises Sanitation, Safe Storage, Specific Health & Safety Requirements in Cultivation, and Edible Marijuana Products Sanitary & GMP Requirements.

Module includes 7 slides of cannabis education information, a knowledge check, and 2 related video segments.

This module includes 4 slides of information on patient and consumer allotment considerations, “looping”, and the right to refuse sales.

In this module, the specific topics covered are: Inventory Tracking Systems, Inventory Tracking Requirements, and some key tips for using inventory tracking systems.

Module content includes 5 slides of cannabis education information, a knowledge check, and 1 related video segment.

In this module, the specific topics covered are: Cash Handling & Transportation, Transport Manifests, and Inventory Tracking & Transportation.

Module content includes 5 slides of cannabis education information, a knowledge check, and 1 related video segment.

This module includes 14 slides of information on topics in cannabis delivery, including regulatory requirements, order requirements, pre-transport preparation, delivery vehicle considerations, GPS and/or video requirements, body cameras, consumer age verification, and navigating potentially dangerous situations.

This module includes 6 slides of information on business records in licensed cannabis operations, including required records, personnel records, and patient/consumer confidentiality.

This module includes 6 slides of information on labeling in cannabis, including label requirements, required information, cannabis indicators, and other warning labels.

This module includes 19 slides of information on enforcement & discipline in licensed cannabis operations, including local licensing authority, inspections, incident reporting, administrative liability, and criminal liability.

What do Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion mean in Cannabis?

This module includes 22 informative slides on the importance of DEI in the cannabis industry, a knowledge check, and 2 related video segments.

The Responsible Vendor Training final exam includes 30 multiple choice questions drawn directly from lesson content. To pass, learners must complete the exam with a score of 70 or above. 

Learners are given two opportunities to pass the final exam before the assessment becomes locked.

To facilitate digital exam proctoring requirements, learners are required to upload a picture of themselves holding a valid government-issued identification card that clearly shows both their picture and name.

Valid forms of identification accepted for this purpose include driver’s license, military ID, or a passport. 

Questions and Answers

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Testimonials & Student Insights

I thoroughly enjoyed this program and learned a variety of new things. I will be recommending completing this course to many of my colleagues!

Having a resource like Green Flower’s training programs to back up what we’re telling our clients adds so much value. They feel confident what I’m telling them is true, and it’s always great to have a reputable source of verified information in this emerging and fast-growing industry.

This training program covers the most important topics every cannabis employee needs to know.

It’s definitely worth the time, money, and experience gained to get this information for your team. Even for someone who works with regulations frequently, I found this content easy to digest and retain both for new employees and as a refresher course for long-term team members.

Empower Your Team to Succeed in Cannabis

We work with cannabis operators of all sizes to help you build a training program that meets the specific needs of your team and your business while making regulatory compliance simpler to maintain and manage.

Green Flower for Business offers a wide range of team-focused cannabis training program options, including:

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For Your Team

Volume discounts available.

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For Yourself

Purchase access to this program for yourself.

Purchases limited to one per person.
No discounts available for individual purchases.

Content access available for 90 days after purchase.

$99.99

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