How to Work In Cannabis

Requirements by State

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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 New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Adult Use:
Market Overview:

New Hampshire decriminalized cannabis in 2017 and currently has a medical market.

House Bill 237, which would legalize the use of marijuana, and House Bill 629, which would legalize use and allow home-growing, are both currently on hold. 237 was retained in committee in February 2021 and 629 was retained in committee in March 2021.

Requirements & Application Process:

A card or license is not currently required to be an Alternative Treatment Center (ATC) Agent in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program, Alternative Treatment Centers


  • 21 years of age or older
  • Undergo a criminal history background check
  • The ATC hiring an agent must notify the department of its intent to hire or otherwise engage an agent
  • Submit a set of electronic fingerprints
Background Check Requirements:

All Alternative Treatment Center Agents must complete a state and federal criminal history record check. State of New Hampshire, Department of Safety, Criminal Records Form for the Therapeutic Cannabis Program

Additional Links:
Additional Job & Salary Information:

2021 Salary Guide

State Regulations Forum: Get your state regulations questions answered in our community forum.

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