Cannabis Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Cannabis SOP Templates, Development, and Implementation
Long-term success and ease in your business start with detailed cannabis standard operating procedures also known as SOPs, your business is going to need cannabis SOPs. In the cannabis industry, it is especially prudent where compliance is such a key component. To stay compliant, it is crucial to follow the regulations that get updated on the state level regularly and make sure your documents match. In short, the regulatory aspect of the cannabis industry moves quickly and changes often. PsyCann can help you develop, organize, and maintain your SOP library.
Standardizing your process will give you peace of mind that your business will be run correctly and consistently no matter who works for you. Your team will be empowered and confident to know exactly what steps to take so your business remains systemized and consistent. All the workflow, every client-facing interaction, every scenario will be handled the same. All training and onboarding will be standardized and consistent.
PsyCann can provide templates, as well as develop and implement detailed cannabis SOPs. Contact us to learn how we can help your cannabis business with standard operating procedures.
Tips for Cannabis Business Standard Operating Procedures
1. Use qualified experts and writers.
If you find that the task of writing SOPs is too daunting for your business or you are inexperienced, then it’s time to call in a professional. For successful cannabis business like yours, there are certain requirements: someone who understands legal compliance and can design or oversee successful cannabis operations; so finding the right expert will make all the difference.
2. Target your SOP audience.
When writing your standard operating procedures, make sure to write them for the person who is reading it. Use words and phrases that they understand – while avoiding ones they may not be familiar with. Additionally, keep in mind their goals- what are their main objectives? Is growing healthy cannabis plants what you’re looking to accomplish as a business owner or do you want better safety protocols set up at your facility? It’s important to know these things when drafting SOPs because everyone has different priorities on how to best achieve those goals!
3. Write clear and easy to read SOPs.
Your Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) s need not be engaging or exciting, but they should have a clear flow that is easy to follow. A discrepancy in your standard operating procedures can wreak havoc for even the most organized canna-businesses. Before you start writing, it’s important to take time and think about how others will read through them: what are their questions? What might confuse them? How can I best help readers understand my point without sounding too repetitive or condescending? Take your time and do it right, save yourself trouble down the road.
4. Safety first
Every business should be aware of the dangers that come with operating a company. It is vital to have SOPs in place and ensure they are followed, as well as ensuring all employees know what those protocols entail for safety and health emergency purposes. The last thing you want is an unsafe work environment or injuries on your property because of improper handling procedures! Alleviate risk from the get-go.
5. Prioritize security protocols.
The importance of security protocols in the cannabis industry is paramount to protect staff and assets. For many, it may be difficult to get away from cash-only transactions that are common among other businesses due to federal banking restrictions on cannabis businesses. Keep your staff and financial assets safe.
6. Cash handling processes are a must.
A thriving business needs to have a proper cash handling procedure. This includes how you carry out and record transactions, store your money and open or close the till. A good way to start is by learning what it takes for someone in charge of carrying out these procedures.
7. Don’t forget sales, marketing, or customer service SOPs
The key to providing a seamless customer experience is consistent messaging. As you grow your company, it’s important that all departments are on the same page and delivering uniform messages– or else customers can become frustrated when they’re not getting what they expect from one department to another. Enforce brand and customer loyalty. It’s important to note as well that Psycann has digital marketing SOPs, something often overlooked in the cannabis industry but much needed due to small in-house marketing teams.
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