Cannabis Health Consultants work in a variety of settings where they interact directly with members of the public. They work in cannabis retail stores, for licensed producers and licensed cannabis health clinics.

Cannabis Health Consultants require comprehensive knowledge, understanding and skill primarily related to human anatomy, physiology, chronic health conditions, substance use, and therapeutic communication, and cannabis plant science. They use evidence-based research, to guide their health consulting practice.
Cannabis Health Consultants provide education, counseling and coaching to adult clients interested in consuming legal cannabis.

Cannabis Health Consultants who are certified with the NACP and must abide by all NACP professional and ethical standards and submit to a criminal background check.

The NACP supports the ongoing professional development of Cannabis Health Consultants by offering and coordinating a number of education, training and networking opportunities including compliance workshops, legislative updates, expert panels, and cannabis technology symposiums.