KEY LARGO, Fla., May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HempStaff, a leader in recruiting for employees in the cannabis and hemp industries that has trained over 7,000 students in 20 states, has announced it is further expanding its footprint by bringing its state-specific training program to Missouri as the state moves forward with implementing its medical cannabis program. HempStaff will offer its first medical marijuana dispensary training courses in St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11237 Lone Eagle Drive Bridgeton, MO 63044.
In November 2018, Missouri voters approved Amendment Two that legalized a medical marijuana program. The program is expected to be active by early 2020. In the meantime, Missouri's application for businesses that want to grow or sell cannabis has been released – making now a better time than ever for those interested in a cannabis-related career to acquire the skills they need to succeed in the state's new industry.
"We were thrilled when Missouri passed Amendment Two for a medical marijuana program and cannot wait to educate the state on how they can land a job in this incredibly fast-growing industry," said HempStaff CEO James Yagielo. "A dispensary agent, often called a budtender, has an important role for the patient because they are basically a medical marijuana pharmacist. We want to ensure each person who is interested in working in these positions is educated and has every opportunity to follow their dreams within the cannabis industry."
HempStaff is hosting the four-hour, fast-paced classes at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. CDT in St. Louis to ensure those who are interested in working as a dispensary agent in Missouri are educated and prepared for interviews when hiring processes begin. In each class, students will learn how to help patients meet medical needs by recommending the right products and dosage. Additionally, students will learn how to manage point-of-sale systems, inventory systems and security in the cannabis industry.
HempStaff's medical marijuana dispensary training also provides a resume review to ensure the document is formatted correctly and important information is present for hiring managers. HempStaff also orchestrates a summary exam at the end of each class which would allow those who pass to obtain a HempStaff Certification, which students can add to their resume.
The cannabis industry is the fastest-growing job market in the United States and the average salary for a dispensary agent is $32,240. In Missouri, there have been more than 400 business applications for cannabis retail, cultivation and processing which has generated more than $3 million in pre-license fees, according to Marijuana Business Magazine's Salary Survey.
The first St. Louis dispensary training course is $249 prior to the class online or $300 at the door. To learn more about the St. Louis class or purchase tickets, visit www.hempstaff.com.
HempStaff was founded in April 2014 by husband-and-wife duo James and Rosie Yagielo. The company has quickly become an industry leader in cannabis training in addition to medical marijuana, adult-use marijuana and hemp recruiting. HempStaff specializes in finding management-level employees, such as master growers, extractors or dispensary managers. HempStaff also hosts multiple cannabis dispensary training courses around the United States. To date, HempStaff has helped thousands get jobs in the cannabis industry and has trained over 7,000 students to work in a marijuana dispensary in 20 different states.
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