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Medical marijuana class teaches locals how to operate dispensaries

Credit: 41 Action News
Published on February 16, 2020 - Duration: 02:37s

Medical marijuana class teaches locals how to operate dispensaries

Nearly 200 medical marijuana dispensaries will open later this year in Missouri.

But with a workforce that has little to no experience, some who are vying for jobs are trying to get a leg up on the industry.

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Medical marijuana class teaches locals how to operate dispensaries

MAKING PROGRESS.BUT FIRST -- PEOPLE ARETAKING MORE OF ANINTEREST IN THE MIEDICALMARIJUANA INDUSTRY.192 MEDICAL MARIJUANADISPENSARIES WILL OPENUP LATER THIS YEAR INMISSOURI-99BUT WITH LITTLE TO NOEXPERIENCE--9FUTURE EMPLOYEES ARETRYING TO LEARN THECRAFT.

9IN A STORY YOU WILLONLY SEE ON 41 ACTIONNEWS--REPORTER NICKSTARLING SHOWS US A"BUD TENDER"WORKSHOP--DESIGNEDFOR THIS REASON.

99FOR THE THOUSANDS OFJOBS THIS NEW MEDICALMARIJUANA INDUSTRY WILLCREATE, THERE'S NOT AWHOLE LOT OF IN-STATEEXPERIENCE BECAUSE IT'SA NEW INDUSTRY HERE, SOSOME OUT OF STATEGROUPS ARE HELPING BYTEACHING A CLASS.

9You can enhale it, you canconsume it, you can apply ittopically.

99THIS ISN'T TYPICALCLASS...IT'S ABOUT SURVIVING INTHE MEDICAL MARIJUANAINDUSTRY.Chris Wildrick, CEO, co-ownerHerbal RemediesDispensaries99Just because you usecannabis, doesn't qualify youas a good candidate to work inthis industry, it just takes somuch more.

99HERBAL REMEDIESDISPENSARY OUT OFQUINCY, ILLINOIS ISPUTTING ON THISCLINIC--TEACHING THESELOCALS THE DO'S ANDDON'T OF HANDLINGMEDICAL MARIJUANA FORTHE PATIENTS.

9Jacque Hill-Barton,Novalux99Learn more about our excitinbudding industry.

99FOR JACQUE HILL-BARTON--SHE'S GOING TOBE WORKING H-R FOR ADISPENSARY.9Jacque Hill-Barton,Novalux99Expand my knowledge aboutthe cannais plant and itsmedicinal values and theindustry in general andMissouri laws.

99OTHERS HERE WILL BEPATIENTS.

99James Bullock, has card, wantstoget into industry.

99I have been turned on to thecannabis industry just to youknow learn about medicatingwithout taking opiods, I'm justnot a pill taker.

99BUT JAMES BULLOCK ISHERE BECAUSE HE ALSOWANTS TO WORK IN THIGROWING BUSINESS--ANDHOPES THIS WILL HELP HIMLAND A JOB.

9James Bullock, has card, wantstoget into industry.

99Will help me get higher up onthe list when it comes to themlooking for employees.

9Chris Wildrick, CEO, co-ownerHerbal RemediesDispensaries99The jobs are highlycompetitive, what's going toput you above the rest.

99MANY HOPE THIS CLASSWILL--TEACHING WHAT TOLOOK FOR IN THECANNABIS PLANT--THERULES ANDREGULATIONS--THE RIGHTDOSAGE FOR THETHOUSANDS OFPATIENTS--AND BEING ANEXPERT ON MEDICALMARIJUANA.

9Chris Wildrick, CEO, co-ownerHerbal RemediesDispensariesToo many people look at thebudtender as this glamourousjob of standing behind tcounter and selling weed andit's not that at all.

99Jacque Hill-Barton,Novalux99You really need to take it uponyourself to read as much asyou can and get as muchinformation as you can so thatyou are able to speak from aplace of knowledge.AT THE END OF THE DAYTHE ATTENDEES WILL ACERTIFICATION THAT THEYCOMPLETED THIS COURSE.ORGANIZERS HOPE TOHAVE MORE OF THESEEVENTS IN THE FUTURE.9REPORTING INCLAYCOMO9NICK STARLING941 ACTION NEWS.

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