Industry-leading cannabis sales training


The Sell-SMaRT™ Certificate Program provides cannabis professionals with the training necessary to remain compliant with the rules and regulations governing commercial cannabis sales.


The program is lead by Maureen McNamara, one of the most in-demand cannabis compliance training professionals in the world. You’ll be able to complete the training online, for a fraction of the cost of bringing Maureen or another coach into your organization for an in-person session.


The program teaches you how to keep yourself and your team compliant. you’ll  learn:

  • How to educate customers about cannabis
  • Licensing requirements
  • Ways to handling tricky situations
  • Dispensary rules & regulations 
  • What to look for when checking IDs
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Dispensary safety & security
  • And much more

Complete the Program 100% Online

Costly compliance mistakes can be avoided by providing employees with 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.

Who can benefit from taking this program?

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.


Meet the Instructor


Maureen McNamara

Founder & Chief Facilitator


"Second to none. You provide a great program far and above anyone else in the industry."

Jennifer Kealy, Director of Compliance, MiNDFUL

"It will improve your overall professionalism in the cannabis industry and perfect your skills and knowledge."

Shaylyn Crandall, River City Phoenix

"The Sell-SMaRT class has proven to be a wise choice. Our whole team benefits, and it makes our customer service that much better!"

Brendan Fall, Compliance Director, Kush Gardens

"It's worth the time, money and experience to get this information. Even I, who read the regulations often, gained so much more information that I missed on my own."

Eric Brucia, Owner, Versagenix Inc

"The content covered a wide range of topics that are important for all cannabis business employees, including the differences between state rules and local codes."

Rebecca Bostrack, Marijuana Enforcement Officer, Boulder Police Department

"I was very impressed and feel confident about our team's standing due to our completion of the Sell-SMaRT course."

Tom Gomez, Owner, Sacred Seed


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sell Smart Certificate Program

You have 30 days to complete this program


  • Average time of course: 6 hours

  • Time to complete course: 30 days

  • Extensions available if needed

  • 100% online. Learn anywhere!

About Green Flower

The World's Top Cannabis Experts in One Place

The thought leaders who are shaping the future of cannabis teach our curriculum. 

Cost-Effective Industry-Leading Training

Our programs are 100% online, so you have the freedom to learn from anywhere. You won’t need to attend expensive conferences or work around a consultant's schedule.

Green Flower Community

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

Industry Credibility

Green Flower training is utilized by many of the cannabis industry's most respected organizations. 


Are there any prerequisites?

No. This program is available to anyone.

What's included with this program?

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 Certificate (once you pass the exam).

Can I take the program online?

Yes. Green Flower Programs are 100% online and can be taken from anywhere in the world.

Who should get a Green Flower Certificate? What will it do for me?

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.

How much time and energy will it take to get my certificate?

Between watching the video content, reading the written material, taking the short quizzes, and studying for the exam, it will likely take you 6 hours to complete.

How do I pass the course?

You'll need to achieve a grade of 80% on the final exam to pass the course and receive your certificate.

What can you tell me about the final exam?

The 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. This is a closed book exam. Upon passing, you will receive your official certificate to hang on your wall and use for credibility and trust in the Industry.

What happens if I don't pass the exam?

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.

Is your program accredited?

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 programs are utilized by companies, associations, nonprofits, and governments around the world.

Will there be any mailed, hard copy books or reference materials?

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.

Can any module be visited more than once, to reinforce learning?

Absolutely! You can review any and all materials as many times as you would like in the 30 days your program is open.

Refund Policy

We understand that sometimes plans change. If you can no longer take the course, please email us no later than 7 days after your purchase. We will be happy to issue you a refund (minus our enrollment fee of $20). No refunds will be given to cancellations made after 7 days of purchase.


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