Cannabis Retail Certificate

New Cannabis Retail Certificate

The cannabis industry is growing field with retail positions being in high demand for both the medical and adult use markets. This course was created with job acquisition in mind. MCC’s Cannabis Retail Certificate (noncredit) addresses the real world demands and core knowledge that retail positions require. Students will develop fundamental skills with an understand of what is required to work in a customer facing position in the Massachusetts cannabis industry. Training will include the state certified Core Curriculum training & exam which is a Cannabis Control Commission requirement for those working in the industry. Taught be a state certified Responsible Vendor Trainer. The final course exam is the state required Core Curriculum exam that is required by the Cannabis Control Commission. Core Curriculum certificates are valid for one year. Not eligible for waivers.

Please note class weeks 1-5 are 2 hours in length,  6p – 8p.  Week 6 class date is 5 hours in length, 4p – 9p and students will be taking the state Certified Core Curriculum exam. 

Pre-req:  Must be 21+ to attend and eligible to work in the United States.   

Scholarships are available for qualified students through Mass Cultivate Ed. To apply contact Mass Cultivated
Questions on the scholarships email

Course outcomes:

  • Confidently apply for a cannabis retail position
  • Knowledgeable on MA compliance and best safety practices
  • Effectively consulting with a patient or adult-use customers
  • Diversion prevention, seed to sale tracking and cash handling
  • Articulating the difference between cannabis and cannabis products
  • Understanding the effects of cannabis and cannabis products on the human body
  • Basics of extraction, packing and labeling, cash handling, refusing sale

03/06 - 04/3    6:00pm - 8:00pm              Wednesday  nights   
4/10                4:00pm - 9:00pm 
Professor:  BROWN

Online with Class Meeting Times
Course Number:  CAR 997 75       CRN 20325          


New -  Cooking with Cannabis
This class is a beginner’s guide to making cannabis infused foods or beverages using different carrier oils such as vegetable base glycerin, coconut oil, butter and more!  We will focus on milligram dosage, creating infused products that are not alluring to children along with the importance of labeling and storage.  Pre-req:  Must be 21+ to attend. Demonstration only via Zoom.  Taught by a Responsible Vendor Trainer, Green Path Training.  Cannabis recipes include:   Hard Candy Demo, Brownie Demo and Gummies.  Not eligible for waivers. $90
June 20  6:00pm - 9:00pm                 Professor:  Ellen Brown
Online with Class Meeting Time
Course Number:  PER 580 75              

Last Modified: 2/26/24