Dispensary Essentials

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Dispensary Essentials


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The Dispensary Essentials course is taught by Brenda Gunsallus, Co-founder of Desert Aire Wellness, LLC (“Desert Aire”) and its sister company Circle S Farms, LLC (“Circle S”). This course will teach you all the essentials necessary to work in every department of a dispensary, from customer service, budtender, delivery and dispatch, security, and management/administration. In this course you will learn what to expect and compliance for the customer’s experience, working at a dispensary including payment, cash register procedures, dealing with counterfeit bills, roles of the retail manager, and closing procedures. Learn about delivery dispatch and intake including incoming delivery, chain of custody, role of the inventory manager, inventory counting procedures, and reconciling inventory. Security and safety procedures include learning about the role of the security associate, training, restricted access areas, theft prevention, supervising visitors, exterior security monitoring, exterior signage, and the role of the compliance agent. Last, we’ll learn about all of the roles and responsibilities of management and administration.


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Brenda Gunsallus

Professor of Dispensary


We’ll give you the knowledge and tools to start your career in the cannabis industry.


In addition to getting certified, join our community and we’ll give you the tools you need to build AND maintain your career. Throughout this program, you can meet other members, share insights, and access a wealth of knowledge and resources. This doesn’t stop once you’ve been certified. Many of our graduates keep in touch, sharing industry information and new developments in this ever-changing field .

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We keep you up-to-date on all the changes in the cannabis industry, as regulations change, so do our courses. There are several ways to register, you can take each course individually – in Cultivation, Production, Dispensary, Compliance, Career,  or you can register for  all of our courses in our 5-course bundle (and it’ll save you 40%).

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