Frequently asked questions
What is Responsible Vendor Training?
Responsible Vendor Training is an MED and CDPHE approved training curriculum that will teach employees of dispensaries, delivery companies, and hospitality establishments how to sell cannabis and cannabis products to the public compliantly. Once all employees who manage day to day operations have completed training, the store will be considered a Responsible Vendor. The designation is a mitigating factor for the licensee in the event of a violation or fine from the MED. That fact alone makes this training worth every penny.
Why is Responsible Vendor Training Important? We already train our employees.
We have employees that have already taken the course at another dispensary, do we need to have them take the training again?
In short, unfortunately, yes.
How do we get employees signed up for online training?
After receiving payment for the training, Konope Compliance will onboard the employees into the Learning Management System. From there, the employees can log in on their own by clicking on the link they receive in their email and take the course when they have time.
How long will the training take?
How often do employees need to take the training?
As long as the employee has taken the course while working for your company and they do not leave to go work for another company that does not share common ownership, they retake the training every 2 years.
How is Konope Compliance's Responsible Vendor Training different from other companies?
We can update our training in an instant. We can add training materials, like industry bulletins, at will. You will never be watching a training video made last year that can't be changed this year.
We only charge $80 per employee, with maintenance plans for larger companies with more turnover of retail staff, we provide a better value than any other training. Don't take this training simply because of the price. The average fine issued from the MED in 2019 was $7500.
If we used another Responsible Vendor Training Provider in the past, do we have to get the entire staff trained again if we chose Konope Compliance?
No. As long as you get your employees trained by an approved Responsible Vendor Training Provider, you are good to go. Give us a try today to see if we are a better option for your dispensary.
Who needs to take the training?
All dispensary staff, management, or owners, that partake in cannabis or cannabis product sales in the dispensary.
Is this training for all states with cannabis laws?
At this time, no, it is not. The Responsible Vendor Training Course is approved by the State of Colorado's Marijuana Enforcement Division and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and is only accredited to designate Colorado dispensary licensees.
What score do you need to pass the test?
70% or better. You'll pass don't worry!
What is Konope?
It's pronounced Ko - no - PAY, which means cannabis in Slovak. My grandfather was from Czechoslovakia, and spoke Slovak, so it was a nice coincidence when the best translation for cannabis in another language was indeed, Slovak.
I am new to the industry, can I take this course to help me get a job?
The short answer is yes. You will always benefit from more education, and this course will give a new employee a crash course on cannabis sales in Colorado. The long answer is no; you will not be hired because you have already taken this course. After all, once you are hired, the company will need to get you trained again to keep their responsible vendor designation. However, if they see you have taken this course before, they may see you as a better fit for their team. It's a way to get some experience without having any previous experience.