Congratulations to both Philena D. of Las Vegas, and Zolie F. of Pahrump, winners of our most recent quarterly gift card giveaway!
Have you recently finished an Alcohol Awareness course or a Nevada Marijuana Compliance course with TAM of Nevada? If so, we’d like to hear from you! After finishing one of our courses, students are invited to participate in a short online survey. As a token of thanks for participation, we enter survey respondents into a quarterly drawing for an Amazon.com gift card prize.
If you’ve recently completed a course with TAM and haven’t yet completed the customer satisfaction survey, we invite you to access the survey and submit your response before our next drawing. Let us know your favorite part of the training, what you’ve learned, your experiences with staff, or ask us any questions you might have.
Our customer satisfaction surveys are available to both online and classroom students. Thank you again to all of our customers for choosing TAM® of Nevada for your alcohol awareness cards and marijuana compliance training. Remember to visit us on TAM of Nevada on Facebook and keep the conversation going!
It’s official! In July 2017 legal recreational marijuana sales began across the state of Nevada. Do you know all of the new rules that can affect you? You can now register for the 30-minute online Nevada Marijuana Compliance Course to get up to speed on what’s new and need to know.
TAM of Nevada is offering this brand new online course, developed by O/E Learning. This new course can help you prepare for new and coming changes in the legal cannabis industry here in Nevada.
This training is the perfect introduction for employees of marijuana-based businesses, or for anyone who wants to learn more about the ins and outs of this new industry and laws. This interactive course includes fun animated scenarios and practical information for sales professionals.
While Nevada regulations are still in flux and may not be completely defined until sometime in 2018, this course gives you the foundation you need to be prepared. Objectives include:
- Understand the laws for legal possession and use of marijuana in Nevada.
- Recognize and recite the effects of marijuana, and the synergistic effects when combined with other drugs.
- Perform a successful I.D. check or diligent inquiry.
- Recognize the signs of visible intoxication for marijuana sales professionals.
Visit the TAM of Nevada website to learn more and get enrolled!
Happy Independence Day weekend! Please see below for our holiday office hours next week. Our office will be closed July 3 and July 4, and will re-open for normal business hours on July 5.
The online TAM course is still available 24/7 at http://www.tamnevda.com!
- Saturday July 1 – Office open 8:30am-5:00pm
- Sunday July 2 – Office Closed
- Monday July 3 – Office Closed
- Tuesday July 4 – Office Closed
Imagine this: you are serving beverages to customers, just like any other day. A younger couple visits your establishment and orders two glasses of chardonnay. You size them up and they seem sober and confident, but they look like they might be a little young. Think fast – what do you do? Ask to see I.D., or make the sale and send them on their way? If you chose option number two, you would have failed the test.
This past Saturday marked Reno’s Wine Walk event, and eight businesses were cited for serving minors. The Reno area’s Regional Street Enforcement Team, comprised of area police departments, conducts regular alcohol compliance and TAM Card checks. On Saturday, the Team sent two 18-20 year-old volunteers out to attempt alcohol purchases at 24 area businesses. This time around, eight of those businesses made sales to the minors. Furthermore, these volunteers provided their actual state-issued I.D. if they were asked for it, clearly identifying them as underage, according to authorities.
The penalties can be severe. In Nevada, serving alcohol to a minor and allowing a minor into a bar are misdemeanors, with a pre-designated fine of $500. Now, think about your training. Would you pass an alcohol compliance check? Here are some tips for keeping things safe and legal:
- Get your mandatory TAM® Card and alcohol awareness training. TAM® will train you on how to correctly check identification and how to spot fake, borrowed, or altered ID. Police officers may ask to see your alcohol awareness card during an alcohol compliance check, so it is important to be prepared.
- Check ID very carefully, and look for any inconsistencies. Watch for anyone who seems either nervous, or over confident. When checking the birth date of a customer, don’t rely only on the birth year alone to confirm someone is of legal drinking age. Minors may try to pull a fast one on busy or distracted workers by purchasing alcohol just a few months or weeks shy of their 21st birthdays. As evidenced by this recent operation, doing the math correctly is very important.
Every establishment needs policies to prevent alcohol sales to minors, and to protect themselves from liability, and the public from harm. Tell us in the Comments below – how else do you think service workers can help curb teen drinking?
Eight businesses fail underage alcohol compliance check at Reno Wine Walk