Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Michelle House

Second Advisor

Andrea Estrada


A survey conducted by the cannabis education program in the Monterey County Health Department (MCHD) concluded that around 57% of users in the county do not feel educated enough in the subject to form their own educated opinions about cannabis use (Cannabis Education Survey 2022). The MCHD decided to address this concern by collaborating with local dispensaries to provide an educational course in video form for budtenders. This video provides factual information on consumption methods, how differently they may affect people and the recommended time to wait before operating a vehicle. Following this education, consumers of cannabis will have reliable sources to ask questions to as well as become educated on safe practice, safe storage and the legal do’s and don’ts of recreational cannabis. The presentation was distributed to one dispensary with a total of 20 views. Only 5% of participants filled out the evaluation, and they felt more educated on cannabis use.