Handle Alaska is a state approved Marijuana Handler Permit course for anyone who works in the Alaska cannabis industry in any of the licensed establishments. Whether you're an owner, cultivator, processor, lab technician, budtender, transporter, or working security, this is the perfect course to teach you all of the required laws and regulations in the industry.
This is also the only course that gives back to the cannabis community and industry by donating a portion of the proceeds to the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association for future lobbying efforts in Juneau, to subsidize member events, and to support local organizations fighting bans and legislation. All AMIA members get a $5 discount, so consider joining today!
This course must cover: Alaska's medical marijuana laws, Ballot Measure 2, all of the state wide regulations (Ch 306), the effects of marijuana consumption, how to identify an impaired individual, how to distinguish valid forms of government issued IDs, how to intervene and prevent unlawful consumption, and the penalties for any unlawful acts.
The course is divided into 11 lessons in video format, along with transcripts. After course completion, one has 3 chances to pass the exam with a score of at least 70%. The course exam certificate, your 2x2 photo, and your ID must then be submitted to the Marijuana Control Board who will issue the actual Handler Card to you.
Owner and Course Creator: Kim Kole
Kim Kole has been a teacher for 15 years, 14 of which was spent teaching high school Biology, Chemistry, and AP Environmental Science. During that time, she vetted many online courses for the district and then crafted 3 more for their iSchool program and for her own flipped classrooms. This is where the lectures and quizzes are online and completed for homework, leaving more class time for labs and discussions.
Kim was the chair of the Parent Coalition during the Yes on 2 campaign. This lead to her involvement as the Director of Communications and Board member of the Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Legislation (CRCL), which advocated on the political side for appropriate regulations that promote a thriving cannabis industry in the state of Alaska. She is also the Secretary and Board member of the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association (AMIA), whose goal is to unite the industry members while providing education and needed services. Since the passage of Ballot Measure 2, Kim has also been the state chapter chair of Women Grow, a national organization dedicated to connecting, inspiring, and educating women and men in the cannabis industry through educational networking meetings. Finally, she holds cultivation, manufacturing, and retail licenses for Raspberry Roots in Anchorage. Creating the Handler Card course is the natural culmination of her experience as educator, advocate, and member of the Alaskan cannabis community and industry.
Events & Workshops
This course is broken up into 11 lessons, each having between one and three videos between 3 and 8 minutes in length. Transcripts are included with each lesson because I know that sometimes you want to listen to the information and sometimes you need to just read it. Work on this at your own pace in the comfort of your home.
In Person Training
Due to the popularity, efficiency, and convenience of this online course, I only hold in person classes at special events. There are no planned in person classes at this time.