Training Manual

MN Cannabis Retail Training Manual

The #1 Retail Training Manual for Cannabis in Minnesota

Are you a business owner or professional in Minnesota looking to expand your knowledge of the cannabis industry? This training manual is designed to give you the skills and experience needed to excel as a cannabis retail associate or prepare for other industry careers. Gain an in-depth look at the science, law, and sales techniques essential to successfully selling cannabinoid edibles in Minnesota.

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Understand the Products

Discover the world of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system in our first section, where you’ll gain valuable insights into how various cannabinoids, including CBD and THC, impact most adults. Become a trusted expert in selling cannabis products across Minnesota.

Stay Legally Compliant

Master the legal landscape of cannabis sales in Minnesota with our comprehensive guide to federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines, including packaging requirements. Learn to identify compliant products and tackle potential issues with confidence.

Learn the Role

Dive into the role of a cannabis retail associate, exploring the customer journey from arrival to satisfaction, and understand the importance of your role in product security and consumer safety. Enhance your skills in making recommendations and addressing common customer questions.

Why This Manual?

Enhance your career prospects in Minnesota’s cannabis industry with our training manual, crafted in collaboration with local employers. Showcase your commitment to best practices and gain the expertise needed to help customers find top-quality, locally-sourced cannabis products. Stand out and stay ahead in this rapidly growing market.

Our Team

Director of Instructional Development
Tanner Berris

Cannabis Industry Consultant
Aaron Morrison

Scientific Consultant
Dr. Clemon Dabney, III

Legal Consultant
Elliot Ginsburg

Cover/Graphic Design
Melanie Shibley and Daniel Guy

Our Mission

This training manual was designed and produced by the Minnesota Cannabis College, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization homegrown in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.


The mission of the Minnesota Cannabis College is to educate and support individuals seeking careers or entrepreneurial opportunities in the state’s cannabis industry with an emphasis on individuals facing barriers to traditional education, entrepreneurial, or employment paths while supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive cannabis industry throughout the State of Minnesota.

Every cent earned from each copy sold directly supports the mission of the Minnesota Cannabis College.