Why we started CannaReps

Why we started CannaReps

The first cannabis training that actually works.

Hello everyone, my name is Adolfo Gonzalez and I am the founder of CannaReps – the cannabis coaching program that actually works. CannaReps is the first locally based, training-focused program that does not use a traditional classroom (or online classroom) setting. Instead, we focus on the basics of the illness-specific needs—we focus on teaching people to be effective guides through the world of cannabis products while keeping clients safe and providing them with the best chance of effective treatment.

After over 15 years of working in the field of medical cannabis, it became clear to me that the scope of expertise needed to safely and effectively help those facing serious medical conditions is hugely underestimated.

Thinking that medical patients have already won their fight for dignified and appropriate access because there being dispensaries around is a huge mistake. In Washington State,  for example, medical cannabis dispensaries have been largely tossed aside for dispensaries focused on “recreational use”. The idea is that if recreational cannabis is legal, then the medical patient is already taken care of…and that, I can assure you is totally misguided thinking. Our Prime Minister, here in Canada, seems to agree with this, and so is the case for much of the media and Canadian public. Many practicing doctors still believe the outdated myth that cannabis products cannot be standardized to the point that they can be used for medical purposes.  For all the research and news that we hear about medical cannabis, we still as a society underestimate what cannabis means to those who have come to rely on it for treatment. CannaReps was born out of a desire to produce a community of high-calibre product specialists that will support the needs of the patient now and in the years to come.   

CannaReps was designed to effectively pass on the knowledge needed to help people facing serious medical conditions in a dispensary setting. It’s easy to be a mediocre dispensary worker—trust me there are plenty of those—but there are few who can tackle the hard cases with confidence because most simply do not know the basic product knowledge necessary to provide effective help.

Our program shies away from the non-practical; we don’t do long-winded talks about history, law, or politics because CannaReps is a mentorship program focused only on passing on practical product knowledge. We do not use online quizzes or lengthy reading assignments because we do not believe that memorizing content with the objective of regurgitating it later is an effective way of learning real skills. Memorization should be followed by practicing the implementation of the knowledge learned—that is what we call effective training for the real world.

The knowledge shared by CannaReps is already used at many of Canada’s top dispensaries. Our unique on-site training tools and long term peer support are designed to help you grow quickly and confidently into your new skill sets. Outshine the mediocre and inspire others to become better, more compassionate service providers.

Our dream is to create a new generation of experts that truly understands and cares about the needs of the medical cannabis user. I invite you to join us for the opening of our mentorship program this spring 2017. I look forward to seeing you in Vancouver on March 25th at the Harbour Center for the first official CannaReps seminar. There is only room for 200 people for the first 6 month training period, so make sure to get your spot today. 

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Welcome to CannaReps!

Please read and submit the following Waiver & Release to continue your enrolment confirmation.

WAIVER & RELEASE (the “Release”)

This event is conducted by CannaReps Consulting Ltd. (“CannaReps or Company”). Please read and submit below.

I am an attendee at an event hosted by CannaReps (the “Workshop“). I release CannaReps from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me while participating in the Workshop.

I understand and agree that:

  • Any cannabis or cannabis products that I bring to the Workshop is from my personal supply and was lawfully purchased.
  • I will not possess in excess of thirty (30) grams of cannabis, unless I am lawfully permitted to possess more under the applicable regulations. If I am in possession of medical cannabis, I will not share my medical cannabis.
  • I will not distribute, sell, display, consume, or lose custody of the cannabis or cannabis products that I bring to the Workshop and will adhere to all applicable laws, and regulations.
  • Any promotional material I bring to the Workshop is in accordance with the applicable laws, and regulations. I will include the promotion of the safe consumption of cannabis.
  • CannaReps reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to eject, disqualify, or remove any exhibition or person for the contravention of any applicable laws and regulations.
  • The use of cannabis or cannabis products may impair your judgment, ability to react. By law, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery while under the influence. Please read the statutory rules and regulations surrounding cannabis in your jurisdiction for clarification.
  • Any advice or recommendations given by CannaReps is for informational and educational purposes only and CannaReps does not warrant or guarantee the completeness or correctness or the information provided.
  • I freely and voluntarily accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards associated with attending the Workshop.
  • I certify that I am over the age of 19. This Release shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives in the event of my death or incapacity.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Any confidential or proprietary information or material relating to the Company’s operations or business which I obtain from the Company or its officers, employees, agents, suppliers or customers or otherwise by virtue of my participation with the Company or by the Company’s predecessor. Confidential or proprietary information or material includes, without limitation, the following types of information or material, both existing and contemplated, regarding the Company or its parent, affiliated or subsidiary companies: corporate information, including contractual licensing arrangements, plans, strategies, tactic, policies, resolutions, patents, trademarks, printed or digitized materials, handouts and brochures. Including any marketing information including sales, investment and product plans, customer lists, strategies, methods, customers, prospects and market research data. Including trade secrets; technical information, including drawings, designs, personal information (the “Confidential Information”).

I understand that the copyright and proprietary interest of any material provided to me belongs to CannaReps. All shared experiences from the Workshop are to remain confidential and private. I agree not to disclose any of the information learned during the Workshop outside of the Workshop except with others who attend the Workshop. I will not use any audio or video recording equipment during the Workshop, unless CannaReps approves of the recording and filming by providing prior written consent. I understand that any audio or video recording made during the Workshop is the property of CannaReps. I will not use CannaReps’ information for business or commercial purposes, without first obtaining the prior written consent of CannaReps.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

I understand, acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, intellectual property rights, and any other rights arising from any designs, and all of the work products and materials conceived, developed or created by the CannaReps and any rights ancillary thereto (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”) which were solely or jointly with others, conceives, designs, creates, derives, develops or makes in the course of or in connection with the work with CannaReps shall belong solely to CannaReps. If you haven’t already, you shall promptly disclose to CannaReps in writing any and all Intellectual Property Rights, conceived, created, derived, developed or made in the course of or otherwise in connection with my participation with CannaReps, whether alone or with others, and whether during work shop hours or through the use of facilities and properties of CannaReps.

INDEMNITY

I agrees to indemnify and hold harmless CannaReps, its officers and directors, employees and its affiliates and their respective successors and assigns and each other person, if any, who controls any thereof, against any loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever (including, but not limited to, any and all expenses whatsoever reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing or defending against any litigation commenced or threatened or any claim whatsoever) arising out of or based upon any false representation or warranty or breach or failure by me to comply with any covenant or agreement made by me herein or in any other document furnished by me to any of the foregoing in connection with this transaction.

CONSENT

Notwithstanding the immediately preceding paragraph, I consent to and grant CannaReps, the Workshop, and its assignees, the right to photograph and record me, my name, voice, appearance and likeness and other material furnished by me for use on trusted online media which include, but are not limited to, their website and social media pages. My hereby release said matter in perpetuity to CannaReps without prejudice and acknowledge that this consent is freely given without expecting compensation.

By submitting my email address below, I agree to receive electronic communication from CannaReps including personal course information, news, updates and promotions regarding CannaReps’ products. I understand that I can withdraw my consent at any time.

PRIVACY POLICY

Protecting your privacy is important to CannaReps. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) set outs the ways in which we use your information and how we ensure its protection.

CannaReps will only collect personal information (“Information”) that will allow us to provide, enhance, market or improve our events and services. Information is collected by means of registration for any CannaReps sponsored event or service. Information collected may include name, age, gender, address, email address, payment information, and geographical information.

CannaReps may share Information. CannaReps retains the right to share Information and other statistics with our partners, prospective advertisers, and other third parties for the purposes of improving, protecting, enhancing, and promoting our events and services. CannaReps may also disclose information to our affiliates, agents, contractors, and service providers in order to facilitate the functioning and maintenance of our events and services. We will not sell any information to advertisers or other third parties.

This Privacy Policy only covers the treatment of Information and other non-identifiable information gathered by CannaReps. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of any third-party services. CannaReps does not take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of any third parties. CannaReps recommends that you review the privacy policies of any third-party service providers or events you access, use, or register for through our events or services.

This Privacy Policy has been established to help you understand our commitment to protecting your privacy. CannaReps reserves the right, at any time, to change or replace any portion of our Privacy Policy. You will be notified of any changes, if we believe, they materially impact your experience at our events or services. Continued use of our services after any change to the Private Policy constitutes an acceptance of those changes.

By submitting this Release and providing Information during the registration process, including the Exhibitor’s Agreement, you consent to the collection and use of your Information for these purposes.

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at info@cannareps.ca.