Medical marijuana dispensaries looking for more professional respect would like to see a “responsible medical marijuana vendor” designation currently being considered in the Colorado Senate.
The designation would give dispensary owners the option of training employees similarly to that already available for the liquor business, reports the Associated Press.
Employees would be trained in handling cannabis and identifying medical marijuana patient IDs. Dispensaries which give “responsible vendor” training to all their employees could get a break if they face state sanctions for a regulatory misstep later.
The official designation could improve the image of the medical cannabis business as a highly regulated industry, according to advocates.
The designation would be valid for two years from the date of issuance, according to the bill.
The bill is sponsored by state Sen. Lois Tochtrop (D-Adams County).
To read the responsible medical marijuana vendor bill, SB 12-154, click here [PDF].