Responsible Vendor means an ME that the Commission has determined to have completed the initial training requirements and has maintained its training requirement under 935 CMR 500.105(2).
Responsible Vendor Training (RVT) is mandatory. RVT programs are operated by education providers accredited by the Commission to provide an annual minimum of three hours of required training to ME Agents. All Agents of the ME that are involved in the handling and sale of Marijuana for adult use need to successfully complete a RVT Program to be designated a “Responsible Vendor”.
Every ME agent must receive eight hours of training annually, including three hours of required RVT training. RVT training must include at least two hours of active in-class or online instruction time by a Commission-Certified Responsible Vendor Trainer. Participants must pass a written test with a score of 70% or better.
Topics of instruction include, but not be limited to:
- An understanding of different products and methods of consumption including Edibles
- Secondhand absorption time
- Procedures to ensure that consumers are not overserved
- Procedures for mitigating the risk of an impaired consumer and ensuring the safety of patrons and the general public in the event of impairment