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Introducing New Portlandsterdam Workshops!

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

New workshops are now available at Portlandsterdam!

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

-A message from Mike Mullins of Stoney Only Dispensary…

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

Where can you find qualified help?  Do you know there now are lots of new regulations? 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 Portlandsterdam Workshops for monthly training.
  • 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 Workshops to be offered:
    • General
    • Industry Exploration
  • 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; Home Delivery

Attendees will be training on the same equipment and software used in one of our retail dispensary facilities for a 2 hour period. You will have the opportunity to work with one of our senior Bud Tenders in a simulated environment and experience what it’s like to work in the exciting field of Cannabis.
Regulations for Everyone – Understanding how Compliance is Everyone’s Job

Our attendees also have access to extended resources for Life. Many businesses utilize our services and count on us for professional, thorough information that they can trust.

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

Register for Class Now!


Budtending Workshops Now Enrolling!

Enter the Exciting World of

Bud Tending!

All New Workshops for 2018

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

Click HERE for full details.

Oregon’s Premier Cannabis Training

If you have a green thumb, you can grow cannabis

Portlandsterdam University can help Oregonians with green thumbs have a chance to take that to another extreme useful site.

“If you have a green thumb, you can grow cannabis,” Mullins said. “If you have a brown thumb, come to class. And we’ll make it green.”

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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..