80% Gamble: How Cutting Corners on Cannabis Compliance Training Backfired

Did you know that nearly 80% of cannabis businesses cite inadequate employee training as a major compliance concern? In a fiercely competitive industry where staying compliant can be the difference between thriving and shuttering your doors, effective training isn’t just a box to tick, it’s an investment in your future. This case study delves into the story of a Cannabis Trainers client (who shall remain anonymous!) who learned the hard way that chasing a lower price tag on training can translate to a hefty risk in the long run.

Seeking Bargains, Losing Ground: For years, our client relied on the expertise and quality training materials offered by Cannabis Trainers. However, like many businesses, they felt the pinch of tightening budgets and decided to explore seemingly more affordable options. What started as a cost-saving measure quickly revealed itself as a gamble.

From Disruptions to Outdated Data: Their new provider’s virtual sessions were plagued by distracting background noise and unprofessional environments, making it difficult for employees to learn effectively. To add insult to injury, the training content itself was outdated and riddled with inaccuracies, leaving employees confused and vulnerable to compliance missteps. One employee aptly described the experience as “being taught from duct-taped systems” compared to the smoothly functioning, well-oiled machine that was Cannabis Trainers’ program.

The Ripple Effect of Poor Training: The consequences of this bargain training extended far beyond mere inconvenience. Inaccurate information puts the company at increased risk of non-compliance, potentially leading to fines and reputational damage. Disorganized sessions and lackluster content demotivated employees, hindering their engagement and understanding of critical compliance concepts. This, in turn, impacted productivity and efficiency, costing the company valuable time and resources.

Returning to Stability and Expertise: After a year of grappling with the downsides of a cheaper training provider, the client made the wise decision to return to Cannabis Trainers. They recognized the true value of our  proven expertise, reliable content, and commitment to excellence.

Peace of Mind and Empowered Employees: By returning to Cannabis Trainers, our client regained:

  • Peace of mind with compliance:Confidence that their employees were equipped with accurate and up-to-date knowledge, minimizing the risk of non-compliance issues.
  • Engaged and empowered employees:Well-structured and informative sessions led to increased employee engagement and understanding, fostering a culture of compliance within the company.
  • Improved efficiency and productivity:With a solid foundation in compliance knowledge, employees operated more efficiently, saving time and resources.

Investing in True Value: This case study highlights the importance of prioritizing quality over price when it comes to cannabis compliance training. While initial costs might appear lower, sacrificing quality can lead to significant down-the-line consequences. By choosing a trusted and experienced provider like Cannabis Trainers, businesses invest in the stability, expertise, and quality needed for long-term success in the ever-evolving cannabis industry.

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