How to Work In Cannabis

Requirements by State

Map of the United States

Politics, budgets, and public support vary widely by state, which means each state’s requirements to work in the cannabis industry look completely different from one another.* This map and corresponding state information is not updated in real time. For up-to-the-minute information on requirements to work in cannabis, visit the governing body links provided on each state page.

17States & DistrictsAdult use cannabis is legal
21States & DistrictsMedical cannabis is legal

How to get your cannabis license in:

Shape of Arizona


Adult Use:
Market Overview:

Arizona voters passed the Smart and Safe Act, or Proposition 207, in November 2020 with adult-use sales beginning in January 2021. Cannabis for medical use was legalized in November 2010.

Requirements & Application Process:

Who needs a Facility Agent card?:

“A marijuana facility agent is a principal officer, board member, employee or volunteer of a marijuana establishment or marijuana testing facility who is at least twenty-one years of age and has not been convicted of an excluded felony offense. In order to work at a marijuana establishment or a marijuana testing facility, you must possess a valid marijuana facility agent license.” Arizona Department of Health Services, Adult Use of Marijuana - Facility Agents

Registered marijuana facility agents are eligible for employment by or association with any licensed marijuana establishment or testing facility.


  • 21 years of age or older
  • Submit a completed application
  • Attach a current photo of the Facility Agent; taken no more than 60 prior to application submission
  • Attach a copy of a government issued ID
  • Submit fingerprints
  • Pay the nonrefundable fee
Background Check Requirements:

As a Facility Agent, you must attestthat you have not been convicted of an excluded felony offense as defined in A.R.S. § 36-2801.

Additionally, you must consent to submitting fingerprint information as part of the application process.

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Additional Job & Salary Information:

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