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Cannabis Retail 101

Taught by
Emma Chasen
Portland Budtender of the Year 2016

"Welcome to Cannabis Retail 101! My name is Emma Chasen and I’m so excited to teach you how to be a great budtender. In this course, we’ll explore the budtender’s role, how to successfully connect with customers, key elements of cannabis science, the vast array of cannabis products and consumption methods, how to sell cannabis and navigate medical concerns, and ultimately how to guide your customer to responsibly integrate cannabis into their lifestyle. Budtending is about science, service, and human connection. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you."

COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Cannabis Science

Personalizing Patient Recommendations

Different Consumption Methods

The position of budtender takes a lot of finesse. You are responsible for not only selling weed, but also delivering best in class customer service, explaining cannabis science and products to customers, and engaging in rigorously tracked retail inventory compliance. It’s a lot, we know. That’s why we’ve created this intensive course to best prepare you for your role as a budtender. In this course, we will teach you how to interact with customers; empowering them to successfully integrate cannabis into their lifestyle with your guidance.
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The courses on OKO U were very informative, as someone who hadn’t previously had experience working in the legal cannabis industry it taught me just what I needed to know to be ready for work in the industry. My favorite part about the OKO program is that once you’ve completed courses and get certified, you can use their Jobs platform to get matched with work at local farms and dispensaries to gain early experience. I was matched with my first gig just over a year ago, and have since then worked at multiple different farms across Oklahoma helping growers with training new people and quality control.

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What is Oko U?
Oko U is a learning platform for the legal cannabis industry. We provide courses on important cannabis topics that translate into certifications!
What can I do with a certification?
Certifications are required for workers to get matched with work on our platform. Outside of Oko, certifications don't provide a guarantee of work, but our goal is to do our best to make it widely known and respected amongst employers and cannabis-related institutions.
What format do the courses take?
Courses are done in an online format with videos and interactive quiz questions. Each curriculum for a course is designed by an instructor who is a subject matter expert in their relevant field. Each class includes extensive pre-recorded video content, a course workbook, interactive quizzes and a final exam. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you'd like.
How long are the courses?
Courses vary in duration. Some topics require a more in-depth curriculum to comprehensively teach it. However, the best part about OKO U is that you can take the class at your own pace!
Is there a time limit to getting courses done?
Technically no, but this depends on whether or not you signed up for a membership and/or when your annual membership expires. As long as your membership is active, there is no time limit!
What does the annual membership include?
It includes unlimited access to all of our course content and materials.
Am I able to interact with my instructor?
Some of our instructors may provide feedback to select members on member questions or work. We may also partner with instructors from time to time to host special live Q&A sessions and opportunities for member participation. We cannot guarantee instructor-member interaction but will inform members if and when these opportunities become available.
What is your refund policy?
We do not offer refunds on your membership. Although, if there is a special circumstance, please contact us at help@oko.co.
What if I can't afford the membership?
If you cannot afford the membership, please reach out to us directly at help@oko.co. For special situations, we give out free membership codes to learners.