Budtender Skills is an introductory course to retail cannabis vending – mixes cannabis and commerce.
Learn certain essential skills like determining the quality of product you are receiving; understand the relationship between marijuana weight, marijuana quality, marijuana pricing and how to effectively market your inventory.
Learn the ins and outs of safety, security, and great patient-customer service that sets yourself apart from other applicants for employment at dispensaries.
Train how to effectively and responsibly dispense cannabis to patients.
Learn about the different strains and their differing effects, along with which strains are best for various medical conditions allowing you to provide helpful, knowledgeable service to patients in need.
Budtender Certification educates students on all the important aspects of medical marijuana so that they may make educated decisions for their own health and compassionate recommendations for the patients that they serve.
You will get an inside look into the most popular and sought after position in a medical marijuana dispensary, the “Budtender.”
– As a budtender, are you asking for the right documents?
– Are your budtenders following the right procedures?
The industry is rapidly growing in legitimacy.
This certification will provide you with the skill-set and knowledge as it relates to the various strains of medical marijuana.You will be recognized as an industry professional and gain advance knowledge to provide your patients the vital information they need in order to suit their medicating needs.
Cannabis Concentrates and Infused Products
The goal of this course is to inform students about the wide variety of cannabis concentrates that are currently available.
Students will learn about different methods of production with a focus on health and safety, and subsequent lab courses will demonstrate some methods of making cannabis concentrates.
This course is intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge focused on cannabis concentrates and infused products.
It introduce different classes of concentrates, discuss how they are made and used for medical and recreational applications.
The goal of this course is to introduce the different classes of chemicals present in cannabis and to focus on the chemical and physical properties of a select few.
Understanding the physical and chemical properties of the main cannabinoids and how they affect the human mind and body is important for anyone who wants to produce their own concentrates and infused products.
This knowledge will allow the student to not only produce better products, but also to understand the process on the most fundamental level.
In this course you will learn how cannabis must flower or produce seeds to successfully complete its annual life cycle.
In nature, cannabis flowers in the fall, after the long hot days of summer then the long nights and short days of autumn signal marijuana to start flowering.
You will learn how to have separate areas indoors – one (1) used for vegetative growth and one (1) that is used for flowering.
Also find out how to induce flowering in greenhouses, outdoors and indoors by giving plants more hours of total darkness with fewer hours of light.
Greenhouse Grower Certification presents the most comprehensive education for growing medical marijuana in a greenhouse for the cannabis industry.
You will learn how to start and operate a medical marijuana greenhouse and outdoor frames.
This certification introduces students to small scale commercial (and private) greenhouse production and helps them to develop the decision making skills needed to design, supervise and grow in a greenhouse.
Intended for those going into or already in the professional greenhouse industry, much of the time online requires study of greenhouse structures, plant nutrition, soil media formulation, and pest management
Growing in greenhouses is very popular since the sun is free and you can produce the highest-quality medical marijuana.
Growing in a greenhouse shields the plants from the environment (wind, rain, etc.) and the plants can grow much larger than indoor plants without using costly electricity.
Are you hiring labor this spring that needs training on greenhouse production? The Greenhouse Grower Certification is a potentially good compliment to your training program this spring.
Outdoor Grower Certification
The Outdoor Grower Marijuana Certification delivers the most comprehensive outdoor growing education to successfully grow medical marijuana outdoors for medical marijuana patients and dispensaries.
Growing marijuana outdoors has been the favored method over centuries.
Growing marijuana is achievable in most habitable places around the world and only the coldest or driest areas would make this difficult.
This marijuana certification will educate how medical cannabis is grown when it is not grown indoors.
Locations include personal property, backyards, porches, fire escapes, window boxes, rooftops and various properties owned by others.
To successfully grow marijuana outdoors is not as easy as most think.
In order to grow a quality medicinal product, it is necessary for a medical marijuana certification and dispensaries to approach growing as a business.
Growing marijuana outside simply means fresh air, natural sunlight, soil between your hands and 100% organic cannabis.
Master Grower Certification
The Master Grower Certification presents the most comprehensive medical marijuana indoor and outdoor growing education in the cannabis industry.
Whether students have experience growing medical marijuana, or are new to it, this certification provides an all-encompassing education for anyone to learn how to become a master grower.
This certification will introduce new growers to everything from the basics of gardening to advanced techniques, along with how to yield a successful harvest.
Students will be introduced to terminology and the necessary equipment to efficiently build a productive indoor grow room or an outdoor commercial garden.
They will learn what hurdles to expect and how to address common problems that even a seasoned master grower will encounter.
The Master Grower Certification teaches how to grow medical marijuana hydroponically as well as organic methods using soil and other growing mediums and systems.
It uncovers the secrets of master growers from setting up a grow room to building an outside garden.
Think of the time, stress and money saved if there was always natural medicine like marijuana at your fingertips. It’s actually easy.
You will learn first-hand from professional, experienced growers how to control every aspect of your plant as it flowers.
Outdoor growing is the best since marijuana plants receive more natural sunlight and are naturally more robust.
Learn about greenhouses, cold frames and hot frames.
Which type of structure you select depends on the size and location of your growing area, how much money you have to spend, how much time you have to grow and security issues.
You will learn what to purchase for your outdoor plumbing and electricity installations in kits or pre-assembled to avoid compromising security.
Deciding on a growing structure, first carefully analyze the project on paper to consider how much space you have and how many plants you can grow safely.
Strong smells is one of the key reasons for marijuana gardens being found.
You will learn to control the smell and odor of plants when you are in an indoor growing venture.
One problem that an indoor grower can experience is the smell and odor of plants remaining in your home and grow room.
Setting up a grow room is quite expensive, you do not want your time, effort and money to go wasted.
If you already invested in the equipment for growing marijuana indoors and there is no reason to not spend money for your security.
Learn to understand the principles and methods of cross pollination, hybridization in large populations of seed, and the development of varieties of marijuana strains.
Inbred Line and Pure Line is a seedlot that has been bred for generations while selecting repeatedly for specific traits so population reliably reproduces the traits under selection in each successive generation of breeding.
Hybrids are a product of a cross between genetically unlike parents. Learn how hybrids retain their distinctive characters if reproduced asexually, and why they fail to reproduce these characters completely or reliably when reproduced sexually.
There are many types of breeding programs, some more complex than others. Which breeding method to employ depends entirely on the breeder’s goal.
Growing marijuana from seed is the best way to grow healthy buds and plants.
In this course you will learn how much longer it is to grow from seed as you need to germinate the seeds, vegetate the seedling, sexing the plants, flowering then find which ones are worth keeping to clone.
Explosive growth of seed breeders and legal seed sales has given way to more strains of cannabis than ever before.
In this course you will discover growing hydroponic mediums, pH and sterilization along with what types of growing systems each can be used.
In addition, you will learn that after choosing the right growing medium, the pH level can make the difference between a healthy harvest and a failed crop.
You should take this course if you would like to learn what medium would work best for you depending on your skill level and style of growing.
Soilless growing mediums provide support for the root system, as well as hold and make available oxygen, water and nutrients.
Three factors contribute to cannabis roots’ ability to grow in a substrate: texture, pH and nutrient content.
The pH of the nutrient solution controls the availability of ions that cannabis needs to assimilate.
Roots take in nutrients at different rates, which cause the ratios of nutrients in solution to change the pH.
You will learn about EC, TDS, DS, CF and PPM meters.
Learn to reuse a growing medium, it must be sterilized.
Hydroponics is the science of growing plants without soil and most often in a soilless mix.
In fact, many growers are already cultivating hydroponically.
Learn more about hydroponics by taking this course and understand the basics of why hydroponic systems are so popular.
Contrary to popular belief, hydroponic gardens often require more care than soil gardens so learn what to expect to you will be spending more time doing in the garden.
Extra maintenance is necessary because plants grow faster since there are more things to check and more can go wrong.
Hydroponic gardening is productive, but exacting-not as forgiving as soil gardening.
Learn how to choose and what High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamp is the most efficient source of artificial white light available to growers today – they come in 175, 250, 400, 1000, 1100, 1500 watt sizes.
Find out why they may be either clear or phosphor coated.
Metal Halide (MH) Systems
You will learn how Metal Halide (MH) HID lamps produce light by passing or arcing electricity through vaporized gases within the quartz arc tube and the colors that are discharged.
High Pressure (HP) Sodium Systems
Learn how the High Pressure (HP) sodium lamp is also the most efficient HID lamp available.
HP lamps emit an orange-tinged glow that could be compared to the harvest sun and is totally different from the metal halide in its physical, electrical and color spectrum “characteristics.”
You will learn about conversion, or retrofit, bulbs and how they increase flexibility.
You don’t need to understand the basics of electricity to grow indoors or in a greenhouse, but understanding the basics will save you money, time and possibly the shock of your life.
Learn what to do before you touch anything electrical from installing electrical components or doing wiring.
Electricity Consumption and Safety
Learn of the many ways to deal with the increase in consumption of electricity.
Amount of electricity consumption and the size of the home are proportional so the meter reader may think it is strange to see the electric meter spinning like a top.
Generators can supply all of the electricity necessary for a grow room, and you can grow “off the power grid.”
You will learn that reliability, ampere output and noise are important to consider when shopping for a generator.
A timer is an inexpensive investment that turns lights and other appliances on and off at regular intervals.
In this course learn how many lights (total watts) will the timer handle?
By learning to properly use a timer, it ensures that your garden will receive a controlled light period of the same duration every day.
Every grower’s worst nightmare: pests.
Outdoors they live everywhere they can and indoors they live anywhere you let them.
Learn how a pest infestation cannot only ruin your entire garden, but make it impossible for you to ever be able to grow again in the same space.
Biological Controls – Predators and Parasites
By definition a predator must eat more than one victim before adulthood.
Predators such as ladybugs (ladybird beetles) and praying mantises have chewing mouth-parts.
Parasites consume a single individual host before adulthood.
Parasites, unlike predators, hunt until the prey is almost eliminated.
Pests can exist without detection and spider mites can reproduce asexually, creating thousands of offspring.
In this course you will learn about common pests, including spider mites, white flies, aphids, fungus gnats, thrips, caterpillars, and many other pests or outdoor predators that will ruin your garden.
Identification, detection, treatment, and control methods are discussed for each of these common pests
Marijuana Fungi and Diseases
You will learn the importance of protecting your marijuana garden and maximizing your yield through appropriate plant nutrients, lighting, ventilation and water.
Identification, detection, treatment, and control methods are discussed for common problems with marijuana fungi and diseases.
This course includes an overview on common plant diseases, including Root Rot, Bud Rot, Powdery Mildew and Stem Rot.
Prevention is the first step and true key to fungi control.
You will learn what to do if mold should surface on the walls and how remove moist air quickly and lower humidity.
Prevent fungus by controlling all the factors contributing to its growth: remove hiding places, keep room clean, lower humidity and keep air well-circulated.
If prevention proves inadequate and fungi appear, advanced control measures are necessary.
Learn how technically and legally hemp or marijuana bud, all cannabis is classified as Cannabis Sativa (c. Sativa) under international law.
The medical use of marijuana seeds varies from strain-to-strain.
Marijuana strains are either pure breeds or hybrid varieties of cannabis so each has distinct growth patterns, look, smell, taste, size or origin of the strain.
This course will present how and why growers develop varieties to highlight a specific combination of properties of the plant or to establish marketing differentiation.
Large selections of strains can get overwhelming when deciding which strain is right for your medical needs.
In this course you will be presented about which species of medical marijuana strains to worry and what to look for.
The most effective potent strains of marijuana will grow different in other parts of the world so you should find strains that fit your geographical area or indoor growing environment.
This course is for growers with outdoor interest, the objectives are to save you time, labor and resources that will improve the quality of your garden to increase your yields.
Learn how lucky growers who live in countries that tolerate cannabis can safely plant a crop in their backyard and give their garden the tender loving care it deserves.
Growing in containers on a terrace, balcony or roof.
Learn how to prepare soil fertilizer and nutrients so marijuana can be grown to its maximum potential.
Digging Hole And Planting
Learn how to prepare plants by digging a big hole and placing boards at the bottom to stop downward water flow.
How cultivation and weed control are easier as well as soil quality is simpler to maintain.
Mulch attracts and retains soil moisture and smothers weeds.
Learn how plants can be fertilized enough to make them respond and grow well.
Find where local farmers get their information about water solids in your area and other options to test your water.
Learn how pumps can be operated by hand, batteries, gasoline, gravity, and with pressure from moving water.
Know the best way to control temperature outdoors.
Sustained wind will suck moisture from plants – it creates a problem if the water supply is limited.
Marijuana Nutrients and Deficiencies
Nutrients are elements that the plant needs to live.
Learn how carbon, hydrogen and oxygen are absorbed from the air as well as water.
The rest of the elements, called nutrients, are absorbed from the growing medium and nutrient solution.
This course covers the importance of protecting your garden and maximizing the yield through appropriate plant nutrients.
You will learn common nutrient deficiencies, macro-nutrients, secondary nutrients and micro-nutrients.
Identification, detection, treatment, and control methods are discussed for each of these common problems.
You will gain a scientific investigation and application of various nutrient elements for plant growth to provide nutrient content and insect resistance in marijuana.