Responsible Vendor (RV) is great for dispensaries. This cannabis program is certified, monitored, and licensed through The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and the Marijuana Enforcement Division. RV teaches the best practices for a dispensary and sets a standard for operation procedures. A staff trained and certified in RV can prevent or minimize infractions and violations commonly issued by the enforcement agencies. RV is a great course for those who are in the cannabis industry and need to remain compliant in a highly regulated environment. RV costs $149 and can be taught in-person or online. Group discounts apply!

Value & Benefits of RV

1. Quality Training. Your staff will receive training on state laws, best practices, customer service, safety, product knowledge, cannabis chemistry, and more. Each staff member receives a Responsible Vendor Designated wallet ID card along with an in-class workbook they get to keep to retain the information.

2. Marketing and Advertising. With concern of product safety, and community safety, it is important to inform your community and new customers that you take this business seriously. After completing the program, your shop receives window decals and a certificate to let your customers know you are a Responsible Vendor Designated dispensary.

3. Protection for your dispensary. If and when the MED initiates a sting operation on your business, the Responsible Vendor Designation allows you to mitigate multiple levels of infractions. One budtender letting in an underage shopper or fake ID could cost you up to a $100,000 fine and suspension or even revocation of your license. It is essential to earn the extra layer of protection the Responsible Vendor Certification affords.