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 Louisiana


Adult Use:
Market Overview:

Louisiana’s medical market officially launched in August 2019 after nearly five years of framework buildout. The extremely limited medical market includes 9 pharmacies within the state that sell cannabis products, one in each state health department region as well as only two cultivators. Currently, jobs in cannabis are limited to the lack of opportunities within the state.

Requirements & Application Process:

Who needs an Employee Permit?:

“A person employed in the operation or supervision of the licensee’s operation including any individual whose employment duties require or authorize access to the premises on a regular basis, or a principal officer or board member of the licensee, shall be permitted by the department annually. A permit is valid for one year from the date of issuance. No person employed in a capacity which requires an employee permit may begin his employment until a valid permit is issued to him by the department.” Louisiana Medical Marijuana Rules

Background Check Requirements:

Individuals employed by a licensed medical marijuana facility may be required to undergo a background check.

Additional Links:
Additional Job & Salary Information:

2020 Salary Guide

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