Study: Cannabis Dispensaries Not Properly Training Workers

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A new study has found cannabis dispensary employees are not properly trained, and that their medicinal marijuana advice is faulty. Of the 55 dispensary employees who were surveyed in Colorado, California, Arizona, Oregon, DC, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine, only 55% received formal training from their jobs, and only 20% were trained on the health benefits of cannabis. Researchers also found their recommendations were wrong or inappropriate when it comes to treating specific medical conditions. For example, 13% of workers recommended high-THC strains for treating anxiety, and 7% recommended THC instead of CBD for treating epilepsy. 

This is one of the reasons our CannaBest Medical app is so helpful. With all of the misinformation floating around the dispensaries, it can be difficult to know whether or not you are purchasing the right medication. With our tool, the power to understand your medical marijuana dose is in your hands. If you don't know where to begin, you can refer to our symptom-specific guidelines, which are compiled based on aggregates of our anonymous users' effective journal submissions. These guidelines are personally approved by our Chief Medical Officer before published. If you already have an idea of where to begin, you can monitor your dosing regimen by journaling daily so that you can see the efficacy of your dosing routine and tailor it to better meet your needs. Having this understanding of your dosing regimen when you visit a dispensary will help you make a more informed decisions without having to rely on the recommendations of others.

This information has been partially provided by Marijuana Business Daily and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.