HempStaff Gets Accredited as an MA Responsible Vendor Trainer for the Cannabis Industry


​​​​HempStaff would like to give a huge thank you to the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission for approving and accrediting HempStaff as a Responsible Vendor Trainer!

HempStaff - the Cannabis & Hemp industry’s leading training and recruiting agency - has a long-standing love and respect for Massachusetts, as they have been training candidates and getting them prepared to enter the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana program since 2015. HempStaff is excited to continue to support the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission with additional training to assist candidates for both the medical and adult-use programs.

HempStaff is very excited to present their Massachusetts Responsible Vendor Training starting Saturday, May 30, 2020. To date, HempStaff has hosted over 15 various training classes in Massachusetts, proudly certifying almost 1,000 of their 8,500 trained nationwide candidates. 

In 2019, HempStaff was also state approved for the Illinois Responsible Vendor Training as well. "Massachusetts and Illinois are currently the only two states that require a responsible vendor training of this type. We hope other states follow their model and create requirements like this in the future, as it helps employees stay current on laws and regulations and creates a safer and better work environment for everyone," said James Yagielo, CEO of HempStaff.


All owners, managers, and employees that are involved in the handling and sale of marijuana will be required to attend Responsible Vendor Training through a certified provider within 90 days of hire. The certification is good for one (1) year and must be renewed annually.

The fee for this 3-hour class is $129.00. Previous HempStaff students may take this class to fill the requirement for free their first year, and all students get a $99.00 annual return rate.

Training includes the responsible use of cannabis, laws and regulations on driving while under the influence, sale to minor prohibitions, safe storage of cannabis, waste handling, security and surveillance requirements, packaging and labeling requirements, safe delivery practices and all the other required topics.

All agents, including all Principal Officers, must meet the 8-hour training requirement found in section 935 CMR 500.105, established by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

In addition to Responsible Vendor Training, HempStaff offers additional training hours for entry-level dispensary agents, position-specific training for employed dispensary agents and managers and a deep dive into the human body and how the cannabis plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes provide for a myriad of symptom relief.

You can find the complete training schedule, including webinars, at https://dispensarytraining.com/.



HempStaff was founded in April 2014 and has quickly become an industry leader in cannabis training in addition to medical marijuana, adult-use marijuana, and hemp recruiting. HempStaff specializes in finding management-level employees, such as master growers, extractors or dispensary managers. HempStaff also hosts multiple cannabis training courses around the United States.  

HempStaff Media Manager: Britany Slobodjian


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Categories: Cannabis

Tags: cannabis business, cannabis training, dispensary training, marijuana business, marijuana recruiting, marijuana training, responsible vendor training

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