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Introducing New PDX-U Courses for 2017!

Portlandsterdam University is making a huge expansion due to the request and requirements of a new industry.

New classes are now enrolling at Portlandsterdam!

Classes include OLCC Recreational Licensing, Outdoor Production A-Z & Indoor Commercial Production Techniques, OLCC Marijuana Handlers Permit and the long awaited Budtending Course

-A message from Mike Mullins of Stoney Only Dispensary…

Portlandsterdam is bringing on many more professors and working on full accreditation from the State of Oregon. We are now proud to provide OLCC Certification courses. We also have lawyers, MBA’s and other professionals who have joined our staff.

As the owner of Stoney Only Dispensary I count on my employees for compliance.

Where do we find qualified help?  No one with 20 years’ experience and now lots of new regulations are out.

When the state investigators show up are you ready?

We must create a skilled workforce.
  • Part of the required compliance are your employee training programs. Under inspection, my employee training keeps me safe.
  • We require our employees to attend PDX-U for monthly training courses.
  • We don’t have time to shut down and turn our facility into a class room. We need thorough training to keep us safe.
  • Why: I’m responsible for any actions known or not!
  • It’s Required, Easy, Meets Training Requirements,
  • Aids in Clear and Concise Internal Operations.
  • Provides Assurance of Compliance, and Ensures Success.
  • When the State Investigator show up at your front door,                                                         it’s always a shock no matter how ready you are.
Types of Courses to be offered:
  • General
  • Industry Exploration
  • Business Law
  • Accounting
  • Horticulture
  • Grow Basics
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Harvest and Trim
  • Production Techniques
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Propagation
  • Production Rules and Regulations
  • Bud Tending and Marijuana Handlers Card
  • Operations
  • Transportation and Custody; Processor; Lab

Students will be required to work on site in one of our retail dispensary facilities for a minimum 4 hour shift. You will have the opportunity to work with one of our senior Bud Tenders in a real live environment and experience firsthand what it’s like to work in the exciting field of Cannabis.

Our students are Alumni for Life. Many businesses utilize our services and count on us for professional, thorough training they can trust.

Our graduates are selected over other applicants immediately when an employer views their Certificate of Completion from Portlandsterdam University.

Come take a tour of our facilities and see how we can help you help your staff.

Register for Class Now!

Don’t forget to look for our interview in the April 2016 edition of DOPE Magazine.


Budtending Classes Now Enrolling!

Enter the Exciting World of

Bud Tending!

All New Classes for 2017

New Subjects Include…
Customer Service
  • The experience, Flow chart, New and Existing Customer Check-in
Point of Sales and Transactions
  • From Terminals and Systems to Closing a Register
  • Types and Uses with detailed descriptions for better customer results
Opening and Closing
  • Best Practices, Safe Room Procedures, Loading/Unloading
Cash Handling
  • Opening and Closing tills, Making Drops, Tending Cash Drawer
Product Handling
  • Safety, Health, Presentation, Samples, Security and Loss
Weights and Measures
  • Using scales, licensing, calibration, program integration
Loss Prevention
  • Preventing Loss, Managing Stock on the Sales Floor, Conversions
Packaging and Labeling
  • Store Requirements, Product Manufacturer Requirements
  • Systems, Hold Up Procedures, Detecting Problems, Fire and First Aid
Inventory Management
  • Tracking, Audits, Adjusting, Entering, Planning, Reports
Train in a Real Dispensary
  • Work with real systems and real customers

Click HERE for full class details.

Oregon’s Premier Certified Cannabis Training

Older Post: Oregon Hemp Convention March 28-29

Stoney Girl Gardens is proud to announce our participation in the Oregon Hemp Convention next weekend at the Expo Center:

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March 28,29th
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See You There!



Open House / Open Discussion : March 18th

Stoney Girl Gardens is holding an (2 hr)
open house session Wednesday March 18, 2015

This is a social gathering of likeminded individuals to meet and greet, discuss topics of common interest and goals or just simply introduce yourself and meet some new friends.

March 18, 2015 (Wednesday) 4:20pm – 6:30pm

Clackamas Professional Plaza
9123 SE St moved here. Hellens St.
Suite 255
Clackamas, OR 97015

Open to the public (adults only)

Click hear to see the full article..