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The Ganjier® Certification

Creating an Entirely New Class of Cannabis Professional

Just as the wine, cheese, beer, chocolate, and cigar industries have highly-trained, certified experts qualified to distinguish the nuanced qualities of their respective products, the burgeoning cannabis industry is in dire need of its own class of educated and certified professionals that help consumers find and enjoy products that exceed their expectations.

Enter the Ganjier™ — whose multidisciplinary knowledge and astute professionalism serve to raise the standards of excellence throughout the cannabis industry. Specifically, the Ganjier is trained to:

  • Be a trusted guide for the cannabis consumer
  • Perform critical discernment of cannabis quality by understanding the finer points, nuances and complexities of the cannabis plant, from terpenes to terroir
  • Inform retail buyers of what to expect, and curate menus for optimal sales and enjoyment
  • Educate dispensary managers, staff, and budtenders on cannabis service and sales
  • Establish and maintain a trusted rapport and be a liaison between cultivator, distributor, and seller, from farm to flame
  • Develop the lexicon to accurately communicate standards, values and quality throughout the industry
  • Elevate the credibility of cannabis enterprise by having a credentialed professional on staff
  • Raise the standard of excellence, consistency, and quality in cannabis

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The Ganjier Council

Led by the cannabis industry’s most respected and brilliant minds spanning six decades of experience and disciplines, from cultivation to concentrates, chemistry to commerce, the Ganjier Council was established to guide, validate, and endorse the accuracy, validity, and rigor of the Ganjier® Certification Program.

Collectively contributing 8,000+ hours of time over two years of development, the result is an unprecedented, uncompromising, rigorous and comprehensive certification program, examining and exploring the finer points, complexities, and nuances of cannabis including history, science, botany, genetics, cultivation, processing, sale, and consumption.

The Systematic Assessment Protocol

A cornerstone of the Ganjier Certification Program is our proprietary Systematic Assessment Protocol, better known as The SAP, which is the most thorough and accurate cannabis quality assessment method ever developed.

The SAP harnesses the power of each of the four senses that interact with cannabis — Appearance, Aroma, Flavor, and Experience — to critically assess the true quality of cannabis flower and concentrates based on a standardized set of criteria.

While lab tests may be useful for providing a snapshot of the chemical profile of cannabis, in order to reliably identify the genuine desirability of any gustatory based product, we must utilize our own senses. This is known to be true in the world of fine wine, cigars, chocolate, coffee, cheese, etc. Every epicurean based industry relies upon trained specialists to assess, judge, and characterize the essence of these delicacies.

Coupled with our Certified level training, the SAP empowers the Ganjier to deliver the information and knowledge that is essential to consumers at every level, making them an invaluable asset to any Enterprise.

Ganjier Is Powered
By Green Flower

Since 2014, Green Flower has been the leader in cannabis education and training, impacting millions of people around the globe, bolstering a network of 700+ credible subject matter experts, partnering with Colleges & Universities to power their cannabis curriculums, and creating the largest library of cannabis education content in the world.


In the tradition of the wine sommelier, cigar aficionado or master chocolatier, Ganjier is a first-of-its-kind rigorous, multi-tiered, comprehensive cannabis trade certification training, created and taught by the most respected names in the field with the sole intent of producing an entirely new class of cannabis professional – the Ganjier.

There are 3 levels of Ganjier Certification: Certified Ganjier (CG), Advanced Ganjier (AG), and Executive Ganjier (EG). To achieve Certification in any level, you must successfully complete all 3 steps in the Certification process: 

Step 1 – Complete the Online Training 

Step 2 – Attend the Live Training 

Step 3 – Pass the In-Person Written, Service, and SAP® exams

Combining online coursework, tutorials, hands-on training, written and skill exams and an exclusive Systematic Assessment Protocol (The SAP) Ganjier will equip you with the skills and knowledge few in the industry (even the most seasoned veterans) possess.

Green Flower, the global leader in cannabis education, worked in partnership with the Ganjier Council, 18 of the cannabis industry’s most respected and brilliant minds spanning disciplines from cultivation to concentrates, chemistry to commerce, to develop the standards, curriculum, tools, and testing that powers the rigorous Ganjier Certification pathways.

Click here to enroll in the Full Certification pathway, or you can click here take your First Step and begin with just the online courses. There are only 340 spots for the 2022 class.