Apply to Become a Responsible Vendor Trainer for Marijuana Establishment Agents in Massachusetts

Starting tomorrow, the Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) will begin accepting applications from entities seeking to achieve state certification as Responsible Vendor Trainers for Marijuana Establishment Agents.

The Responsible Vendor Training Program, the first of its kind to be mandated statewide by a cannabis regulatory agency, is designed to support licensee compliance and enhance the safety of customers and employees of cannabis businesses in the Commonwealth.

Vendor Trainers are required to be independent companies and are prohibited from being owners of, employees for, or having a controlling interest in a licensed Marijuana Establishment. More information about the program’s certification training program standards are available under 935 CMR 500.105 (2)(b) Responsible Vendor Training.

Approved Responsible Vendor Trainers must offer a real-time, interactive program, either live or online, in which instructors impart standardized training to Marijuana Establishment Agents including but not limited to the following areas:

  • The effects of cannabis on the human body;
  • Preventing diversion and sales to minors;
  • Seed-to-sale tracking compliance; and
  • Operating in accordance with state laws, regulations, local rules, and other topics.
Head to our website for more details on the program, and click on the link below to apply to become a trainer.