How important is educating dispensary personnel?
Now that nearly half of states in the U.S. have passed some form of legalization – at least for medical use, patients can begin to replace dangerous drugs with medical marijuana. However, since it’s still federally illegal, it is against the law for licensed physician to “prescribe” it to their patients. There are a growing number of licensed health practitioners who know enough to “recommend” strains and give dosing instructions, but most doctors remain hands-off for fear they could be hand-cuffed.
That means patients must rely on knowledgeable users or dispensary sales personnel, also known as “bud-tenders,” for advice about the best strains, compounds and dosing for their medical conditions, and other information that they’d ask of doctors, pharmacists or nutritional advisors if they could.
But, do how can they be certain that bud-tenders know enough to adequately educate patients? Are they qualified to have patients’ health in their hands?
Educating dispensary personnel is a priority for today’s guests, Nadeem Al-Hasan, Thomas Rimbach and Evan Ericsson.
About Our Guests
As founders of Baked Bros medicinal remedies, Nadeem Al-Hasan and Thomas Rimbach have taken the issue seriously. In order to ensure that dispensary personnel have adequate information to advise patients about their products, they created and now distribute educational pamphlets to dispensaries and health practitioners.
Evan Ericsson has worked for the top education technology and publishing companies such as Blackboard and Pearson Publishing as well as one of the first medical marijuana delivery services in Colorado. and it was through these experiences that he created Green CulturED online Cannabis College and bud-tender certification.