Dispensary Management Certification

The Dispensary Management course prepares budtenders, managers transiting into cannabis and first time dispensary owners by delivering relevant and precise information.

There are currently 7,490 dispensaries across the country. This number will rapidly increase as more states legalize medical marijuana. 

The dispensary manager is responsible for coordinating and facilitating all transactions and operations, as well as, developing, implementing and enforcing standard operating procedures. Poor management results in high turnover of employees, low productivity, increased expenses and decreased profits.

Dispensary Management Curriculum: 

Developing and enforcing standard operating procedures

Dispensary layout

Equipment needed

Recruiting, vetting and training staff

Outlining expectations of employees

Communicating job expectations, monitoring, and assessing job performance

Maintaining a safe, secure and legal working environment

Security training.

Maintaining quality customer service & Resolving customer dissatisfaction

Product Procurement

Evaluating buying trends

Establishing strategic goals

Accomplishing financial goals

About the Instructor:

Dispensary Management“My name is Jessica Lynn Young. I have been working in the Colorado Cannabis Industry for over 10 years. Being a cannabis enthusiast and activist, living in the midwest, since 2003 I decided to pack up and pursue my passion to contribute to building pathways of access and education for the public. I got my humble beginnings in Colorado at Altitude Organic in 2013 when they were just standing up their business. I was at ground zero. Through years of hard work, building relationships, cultivating ethical and aesthetic business practices I have opened 3 medical retails and have been promoted to the General Manager. I now oversee all of Altitude Organic’s operations which included 3 cultivations, an extraction/infusion lab, 5 medical retails, and one recreational. My work is never done and I am currently pursuing a private consulting practice.”

Women’s Cannabis Chamber of Commerce Members receive 15% OFF. 

To Apply for a Women of Color Scholarship for this workshop click here.

You do not have to be a member to apply.

October  12

9:00 am – 5:00 am

Non-Members $2100.00


Members $1785.00


November 16

9:00 am – 5:00 am

Non-Members $2100.00


Members $1785


January 18, 2022

9:00 am – 5:00 am

Non-Members $2100.00

Members $1785.00



February 15, 2022

9:00 am – 5:00 am

Non-Members $2100.00


Members $1785.00


Women's Cannabis Chamber of CommerceDispensary ManagementWe are serious about YOUR SUCCESS!  The courses and workshops are intense, focused, and contain no fluff, no bullshit. 

The in person workshops and courses are limited to 14 attendees.

The workshops and courses begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Catered breaks and lunch are sponsored by the Women’s Cannabis Chamber of Commerce.

The certification exam is online and taken after the workshop.  

Attendees have one week to complete and return the exam.

Certificate of certification will be mailed.

Workshops and courses are held in downtown Denver.

Instructors are available for three 30 minute consultation calls for 90 days following the workshop or course.

Refunds Policy: Full refunds are available up to four weeks prior to the workshop, thereafter 75% of course or workshop cost will be refunded. 

Submit request for a refund to addison@womenscannabischamberofcommerce.com