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Official ACIA Arkansas Cannabis Dispensary Agent Training

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DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center

700 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith

Fort Smith, AR 72901

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Are you ready for a successful medical cannabis career in Arkansas?

Here’s what to look forward to at this official ACIA cannabis dispensary training course:

  • Learn the essential skills to professionally and compassionately consult critically ill patients and anticipate their needs.
  • Ace your interview and gain knowledge of state rules and regulations.
  • Know what to look for when reading cannabis lab-test results -- such as terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, mold, pesticides, and toxins.
  • Learn how to limit side effects and common drug interactions.
  • Award-winning cannabis educator and colon cancer survivor will prepare you for work in the cannabis industry with an accelerated curriculum.
  • Exclusive inside look at former Raiders running back, Frank Hawkins’, owner of Nevada Wellness Center -- the first and largest medical cannabis dispensary in Nevada.
  • An in-depth look at 'strains' and products.

TICKETS - Reserved Seating: $149

This is the official dispensary training of the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association. Space is limited. Lunch will be provided. You will be provided with a certificate of completion.

If you have questions, please call us during normal business hours at 501-238-1800

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January 20, 2018 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center
700 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901

11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Welcome and introductions by Corey Hunt and Storm Nolan of ACIA

11:15 AM to NOON
State compliance, tips, and techniques for job seekers with Miles Crawford

NOON to 12:30 PM
How to read and translate a product’s analytical lab report to a patient with Kyle Felling PhD

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Lunch - Pizza & Salad (included with ticket)
We will be joined LIVE by Israeli filmmaker Zach Klein to discuss the latest in medical cannabis research.

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Limiting side effect and interactions with Josh Winningham, Pharm D

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Drug interactions and nursing considerations with Kerry Felling RN BSN

2:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Break (Water, juice, tea, snacks)

2:15 PM to 4:20 PM
A guide to compassionate concise patient consulting & Essential skills for Arkansas dispensary agents with Sara Payan

4:20 PM to 4:40 PM
Take a live behind-the-counter look at a real medical cannabis dispensary with Frank Hawkins

4:40 PM to 5:00 PM
Questions & Answers with featured speakers

Please, learn more about each our guest speakers:

Frank Hawkins - Dispensary Owner

Frank Hawkins is the executive director of two nonprofits, Community Development Center of Nevada and Global Property Management Co. He also owns a general contracting company that he started in 1985 and reopened in 2000. In addition to all this, he is part-owner and executive director of the Nevada Wellness Center, one of the first Las Vegas medical marijuana dispensaries. Frank is a retired super bowl champion who played seven seasons as a running back in the NFL with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, from 1981 to 1987.

Josh Wininghamm Pharm.D - Arkansas Pharmacist

Josh Winningham, Pharm.D grew up in Searcy, AR, performed his undergraduate studies at the University of Central Arkansas, and obtained his doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy. He has teamed up with an ancillary cannabis company to form PhytoPharm.D, an Arkansas medical cannabis pharmacist consulting company.

Kyle Felling PhD - Analytical Lab Director

Kyle Felling PhD is an inorganic/analytical chemist with extensive industrial and academic laboratory experience. He brings expertise in gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometric methods, spectrophotometric, as well as many other chemical/physical analytical techniques. Dr. Felling was a professor at the South Dakota School of Mines (3 years) and at the University of Central Arkansas (5 years) where he ran successful research laboratories in addition to his teaching responsibilities.

Kerry Felling RN BSN - Cannabis Nurse

Kerry is a registered Arkansas nurse with a BSN. Kerry has continued education in cannabinoid therapy and is excited to help patients who choose cannabis as a treatment protocol.

Miles Crawford - Staffing Expert

Miles Crawford is the CEO of the family-owned staffing firm Go Ye Employment Services. He earned his Technical Services Certified &/ Certified Staffing Professional designations in the Fall of 2009 from the American Staffing Association. Miles has served as the President of the Staffing Association of Arkansas from 2014 - 2015, and currently serves as the appointed the Chair of the Western Arkansas Workforce Development Board.


Sara Payan - Dispensary Director of Education

Sara Payan is the vice-chair of the San Francisco Cannabis State Legalization Task Force, nationally published writer, award-winning cannabis educator specializing in cancer-related therapies and the Director of Education at the Apothecarium. She is a stage-three colon cancer survivor who was introduced to the medical marijuana program during her treatment. Cannabis is what got her through her initial illness, surgery, and chemo.

The desire to bear witness and help others suffering through illness is what moved her to become an educator, advocate, and activist for medical cannabis patients and is what drives her to lead the movement in normalizing cannabis use for health. Her patient experiences and her civil rights background fueled her passion for about creating safe access to cannabis through education and also inspired her to create a compassionate consulting training program for those in the medical cannabis industry and beyond.

Sara has had the honor of speaking and lecturing at such conferences as Patients Out of Time, Women Grow and The Women's Visionary Congress. With over 10,000 hours of hands-on experiential medical cannabis patient research, she has consulted with many large healthcare organizations such as Kaiser and UCSF, to help them better understand the role cannabis can play in their patients’ lives and has held continuing education credit classes at accredited schools for healthcare practitioners.

HealthMJ lists Sara as one of "10 people who are leading the movement to inform patients about medical cannabis". Her work has been highlighted in Dope Magazine, Cannabis Now, High Times and Ladybud.

Have you ever seen the inside of a medical cannabis dispensary?

Check out these exclusive photos below from inside the Apothecarium and see for yourself why The San Francisco Chronicle says,"[The] Apothecarium stands out as an international model...”

Books and other educational tools are available for patients.

Books and other educational tools are available for purchase. Patients are also educated about peripherals.

Cozy spot to read. Educate before you medicate.

A cozy spot to read. Educate before you medicate.

Patients are taught how to inspect plant material prior to purchase for quality and consistency.

Patients are taught how to inspect plant material prior to purchase for quality and consistency.

Close up of the inspection area at the Apothecarium.

Close-up of the inspection area at the Apothecarium.

Behind the counter. We will discuss all of these products on January 20th in Fort Smith Arkansas. Seating is limited so grab your ticket today!

Behind the counter. We will discuss all of these products on January 20th in Fort Smith Arkansas. Seating is limited so grab your ticket today!

You will receive a certificate of completion from the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association

For questions please call us 501-238-1800 we're here for you anytime during normal business hours. Chat with us anytime on Facebook.

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Fort Smith, AR 72901

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