The Ganjier

Elevate Your Cannabis Knowledge to New Heights

Learn From Cannabis Legends, Online.

Discover a one-of-a-kind cannabis sommelier certification program, developed and taught by a council of 18+ cannabis pioneers. Gain in-demand skillsets essential to the cannabis industry that you can’t acquire anywhere else: 

  • Cannabis Assessment Skills: Master our proprietary Ganjier Systematic Assessment Protocol to evaluate quality and desirability of cannabis products.

  • Cannabis Service Skills: Learn our exclusive Ganjier Customer Interaction Protocol to guide consumers from diverse backgrounds to the perfect products.

  • Cannabis Product Knowledge: Delve into nuances and variations of cannabis products, learning from pioneers who have revolutionized production methods.

  • Cannabis Sales Expertise: Speak the language of cannabis like a seasoned professional through advanced education.

Acquire these valuable skills by enrolling in our rigorous online curriculum. With 10 courses, 31 lessons, and guidance from all 18 members of the legendary Ganjier Council, you’ll gain unparalleled insight and expertise from industry legends.

When you register today, you’ll gain:

      1. Full access to the Ganjier Certified level Online Training
      2. Full access to the Ganjier’s signature Systematic Assessment Protocol App™ (known as The SAP App) for accurately assessing the true quality of cannabis flower and concentrates
      3. Priority access to complete your certification at any time

Get all of this for just $699 ($100 savings) when you register between July 10 – August 15, 2023 by using discount code: FIRSTSTEP

Plus, the first 100 people to register during that time period will be entered for a chance to win a free Complete My Journey pathway to certification! 

What is a Cannabis Sommelier?
Akin to the trained experts who discern quality wine, beer, cheese, and cigars, a cannabis sommelier is a certified professional well-versed in flavor, aroma, origin, production method, and the ability to curate remarkable experiences by flawlessly matching products to the specific preferences of discerning consumers.

Swami Chaitanya and mobile
Swami Chaitanya and mobile

Master the Art of Cannabis Assessment with the Revolutionary Systematic Assessment Protocol™

Become a cannabis connoisseur and gain access to the most comprehensive and accurate cannabis quality assessment method ever developed.

  • Harness the power of your senses:  Learn how to utilize appearance, aroma, flavor, and experience to critically assess cannabis quality
  • Develop the terminology to speak to quality: Learn how to confidently determine the excellence of various strains and products and how to effectively communicate that quality to others
  • Leverage a Trusted Protocol: This protocol for assessing quality was developed in collaboration with Emerald Cup judges, scientists, legacy cultivators, concentrate formulators, and more. There is no other assessment method like this in the industry.

Enroll in our online curriculum and embark on a journey to master the proprietary Systematic Assessment Protocol™. As a bonus, you’ll enjoy one year of exclusive access to our innovative SAP app, empowering you to evaluate cannabis flower and concentrates like never before.

Unleash Your Potential as a True Master of Cannabis Service

Crafted from decades of customer experiences, you’ll learn Ganjier’s signature Customer Interaction Protocol™ designed to accurately steer every cannabis consumer towards the precise products that best suit their needs.

By learning Ganjier’s signature service protocol, you will become the most trusted cannabis expert in your community.

What Happens After I Complete the Online Curriculum?

The Ganjier online curriculum offers a comprehensive learning experience, equipping you with in-depth knowledge of cannabis assessment, service, and much more. However, while completing the online curriculum is a significant step forward, it does not grant you the coveted title of a Certified Ganjier.

To join the elite ranks of Certified Ganjiers, you must take the next stride in your journey. By participating in our exclusive 2-day live training and in-person exam, you will have the opportunity to solidify your expertise and elevate your status.

Once you have successfully finished the online curriculum, you can take the exciting leap towards becoming a Certified Ganjier by purchasing the Complete My Journey pathway. This immersive experience will refine your skills, deepen your understanding, and provide you with the recognition you deserve.

Take the first step on your Ganjier journey by enrolling in the online curriculum today and you’ll be one step closer to becoming a Certified Ganjier. 

Download The Certified Ganjier Online Syllabus

10 Reasons Why People Join Ganjier:

    1. Instant credibility and respect: By signaling your intention to become a Certified Ganjier, you gain recognition and respect from others in the industry. This certification demonstrates your commitment to professional development and expertise in the field.

    2. Exciting career opportunities: The cannabis industry is rapidly growing, and Ganjiers are in high demand. Starting your journey today can open up new and exciting opportunities for you within the industry.

    3. In-depth cannabis knowledge: The Ganjier program is the deepest and most comprehensive cannabis education in existence, which will help you to become the most knowledgeable expert in the room. You will gain a deep understanding of the plant, its properties, and its effects.

    4. Expert assessment knowledge: The online program introduces you to the Ganjier Systematic Assessment Protocol (SAP), a tool for assessing and judging the quality and desirability of cannabis effectively. You will also gain exclusive access to the Ganjier SAP App for 1 year, enhancing your assessment abilities.

    5. Customer interaction guidance: Get introduced to the Ganjier Customer Interaction Protocol, which guides you on how to provide exceptional cannabis service. This protocol equips you with the knowledge to engage with customers, understand their needs, and provide personalized experiences.

    6. Maximizing cannabis benefits and experiences: Through the program, you will learn how to optimize the benefits and experiences of cannabis, both for yourself and others. This knowledge will enable you to guide and educate others on the effective use of cannabis.

    7. Learning from cannabis legends: The program provides you with the opportunity to learn from renowned experts and pioneers in the cannabis industry. This privilege allows you to gain insights, wisdom, and inspiration from the most experienced and respected cannabis professionals.

    8. Join a passionate group of Ganjier students: By signing up for the online curriculum, you will be a part of a global community of passionate students who are also embarking on this journey, providing you with networking and collaboration opportunities. 

    9. Priority enrollment access: As a member, you gain priority access to the 2-Day Live Training and Certification Exams whenever new spots become available. This ensures you have the opportunity to continue your professional development and advance your certification.

    10. Enjoyable learning experience: The Ganjier program promises a fun and engaging learning journey. By combining education with enjoyment, the program aims to make the learning process both informative and entertaining.

Who Will Benefit Most From Ganjier:

  1. Industry professionals seeking career advancement: Gain an edge in the competitive industry with the Ganjier program, offering unparalleled opportunities for career growth and advancement. Stand out and differentiate yourself as an industry professional.

  2. Distributors: Enhance your cannabis assessment abilities and effectively communicate product quality to buyers. Unlock the potential to offer the highest quality products in the market.

  3. Dispensary staff: If you are currently working in a dispensary, the Ganjier program can significantly enhance your product knowledge and customer service skills. You will learn how to interact effectively with customers, provide personalized experiences, and make informed recommendations based on the Ganjier Customer Interaction Protocol.

  4. Cultivators and product developers: For cultivators and product developers, learn from industry legends to take your craft to new heights. Optimize quality at every step and create exceptional cannabis products.

  5. Entrepreneurs and business owners: If you are planning to start a cannabis-related business or already own one, the Ganjier program can equip you with the knowledge and credibility needed to succeed in the industry. You will gain a deep understanding of cannabis, learn from industry legends, and become part of a passionate community.

  6.  Individuals who want to unlock the full power of cannabis: Satiate your curiosity and passion for cannabis with the Ganjier program. Enjoy a comprehensive and engaging educational experience, expanding your knowledge of cannabis, its benefits, and assessment protocols.

Ultimately, the Ganjier program caters to individuals who are passionate about cannabis, seek professional growth and recognition, and desire to make a meaningful impact in the industry.

What Ganjier Students Are Saying

Check out the course preview videos below:

Course #1: The History of Cannabis & Cannabis Consumption


  • In Search of the Origins of Hash with Frenchy Cannoli
  • Spiritual, Mythological, & Historically Practical Uses with Swami Chaitanya
  • Prohibition to Present with Dr. Amanda Reiman

Course #2: The Botany of the Cannabis Plant


  • Foundational Cannabis Botany with Mel Frank
  • Exploring Trichomes with Frenchy Cannoli

Course #3: Understanding the Science of Cannabis


  • The Endocannabinoid System and Beyond with Dr. Jeffrey Raber
  • Mythbusting Cannabis with Dr. Amanda Reiman
  • Interpreting the CoA & Decoding Terpenes with Josh Wurzer

Course #4: The Art & Science of Cannabis Cultivation


  • The Splendor of Sungrown with Swami Chaitanya
  • Achieving Quality in Mixed Light & Indoor with Kevin Jodrey  
  • Terroir & Appellations of Origin with Genine Coleman

Course #5: Cannabis Processing Methodology


  • Processing Quality Cannabis with Patrick King
  • Understanding Solvent Based Extracts with Dr. Jeff Raber
  • Defining Solventless Concentrates with Nikka T

Course #6: Unraveling the Mysteries of Cannabis Genetics


  • The Past, Present, & Future of Breeding with Kevin Jodrey
  • Chemotaxonomy – An Olfactory Odyssey with Alec Dixon
  • Deciphering the Role of Terroir with Justin Calvino

Course #7: Accurately Assessing Cannabis Flower & Concentrates - Introduction to the Systematic Assessment Protocol™


  • Developing a Cannabis Palate: The Science of Taste & the Lexicon of Flavor with Madame Cannoli
  • Accurately Assessing Cannabis Flowers with Swami Chaitanya
  • Accurately Assessing Traditional Hashish with Frenchy Cannoli
  • Accurately Assessing Cannabis Concentrates with Nikka T

Course #8: Contemporary Cannabis Consumption Options


  • Savoring Solventless: Then & Now with Nikka T 
  • Topicals, Tinctures, Edibles & More with Wendy Kornberg
  • Traditional & Modern Methods of Enjoying Hashish with Frenchy Cannoli

Course #9: Artfully Executed Cannabis Service


  • Active Listening with Omar Figueroa
  • Maintaining Legal Compliance with Omar Figueroa
  • Introduction to The Consumer Interaction Protocol™ with Dr. Amanda Reiman
  • The Foundations of Etiquette with Nikki Lastreto

Course #10: The Business of Successful Cannabis Sales


  • Curating a Successful Menu with Aaron Varney
  • Managing Inventory with Aaron Varney
  • Sales and Service with Aaron Varney


  • Full access to the Certified level Online Training Materials (1 year)
  • Full access to the SAP App for your phone and desktop (1 year)

The tuition is only $799

 The tuition is only $799   NOW $699 Through August 15

Register between July 10 – August 15, 2023 by using discount code: FIRSTSTEP to save $100. 

Plus, the first 100 people to register during that time period will be entered for a chance to win a free Complete My Journey pathway to certification*! 

Applications OPEN 11/15/22! Join the interest list to be notified first
Choose Your Payment Plan Below. After you check out you will receive an email with course access. 


$200 per month for four months. (Any discounts will be taken off of your first payment.) 


(Full payment due at checkout. Enter any discount codes at registration.) 


If you’re ready to join the select few who’ve embarked on the journey toward becoming a Certified Ganjier, an exciting new path awaits.


Everyone over the age of 18 years is welcome to apply to begin their journey towards becoming a Ganjier.  We have students from all over the globe who have enrolled and attended our live training sessions in Humboldt County, California.

It is strongly recommended that all candidates have a significant amount of existing cannabis experience.

However, to become a Certified Ganjier requires a keen sense of smell and taste.  If you have known issues or problems with your sense of smell and / or taste, this may impact your ability to pass the Assessment exam.  Having the ability to be trained to accurately assess the qualitative and desirable aspects of cannabis is a critical component of becoming a Certified Ganjier.  If you are unable to pass any of the three exams, including the Assessment exam, you will NOT be awarded certification.

Not yet. There are “3 steps” to becoming a certified Ganjier: 1) Complete the Online Curriculum, 2) Attend the 2-Day Live Training, and 3) Pass the in-person exams on Knowledge, Service, and Assessment. The Online Curriculum satisfies the initial stage requirement for Ganjier certification, and includes one-year access to the SAP App.

One Step at a Time includes the following steps to become a Certified Ganjier:

  • Step 1 – Certified Ganjier Online Training Materials + The SAP® app: $799
  • Steps 2 & 3 – Live Training & Exams  (2-day live training in Humboldt California + all 3 certification exams): $2,999

Yes.  Please visit the Complete My Journey page for more information, including dates of availability.  

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