The Washington State Department of Health has now promulgated permanent rules for Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification. Those rules are now in effect.
All marijuana retail stores with a medical endorsement, such as the one A Bud & Leaf has, are required to have a certified Medical Marijuana Consultant on staff. To be a Medical Marijuana Consultant, a person must first take and pass a state Department of Health approved training course. Chapter 246-72 WAC defines what a certified Medical Marijuana Consultant is, as well as the required training curriculum and who can provide the training program.
The application for qualified training programs will be posted to the DOH site on the Consultant Certification Program page.