On October 17, 2018, Canada took the monumental step to legalize cannabis for non-medical use, and cannabis became available in licensed stores throughout Manitoba. Smart Choices is a responsible sales training program for Manitoba's cannabis retailers. Anyone involved in the sale, delivery or distribution of cannabis must have this certification.

The goal of the Smart Choices is to increase public safety. This training will help people who work at licensed cannabis stores understand the legal requirements when selling cannabis, while establishing consistent social responsibility standards for stores across the province. Smart Choices focuses on providing facts about cannabis and lower-risk use, and on teaching retailers how to identify and refuse sales to intoxicated customers and young persons under the age of 19. Smart Choices certification will be valid for five years.

Course Structure

Our Cannabis Retail Certification contains 4 modules:

  • Understanding Cannabis Risks
  • Cannabis Myths and Lower-Risk Use
  • Identifying and Responding to Intoxication
  • Young Persons and Identification

Details and Payment

The cost of the course is not refundable, not cancellable, or transferable. The credit card provided will be charged the full amount at the time of the purchase.

Smart Choices is a self-directed eLearning program. After completing your purchase by credit card, you will be emailed your login credentials and instructions on how to get started.

The certification consists of interactive courses and a final quiz. The courses do not have a time limit and can be taken at your own pace. You will have two attempts to pass the final quiz with at least a grade of 75%.

Upon completion of the certification, you will be emailed a copy of your certificate in the form of a PDF document. It can also be downloaded from your account. This document includes a QR code that is used to verify the certificate is valid. You can store a copy of the certificate on a smartphone/tablet, a computer, or print a physical copy. Smart Choices no longer issues physical cards for certificates.

If you are unable to complete the courses online or require other accessible options, please contact Support.

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