How To Work At A Dispensary In Oklahoma

How to get licensed or badged to work in the cannabis industry in your state:
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Cannabis Licensing in Oklahoma

Adult Use:

Cannabis Job Market Overview:

Oklahoma's medical cannabis market, which launched in 2018, boasts roughly 400 dispensaries in Oklahoma City alone.

However, even with a booming medical market, voters rejected the ballot initiative that would have legalized recreational cannabis in the state, in March 2023.

Cannabis Job Requirements & Application Process:

A bill signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt in May 2022 will require all cannabis employees to apply for and receive credentialing effective Jan. 1, 2024. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority may work with third-party vendors to establish cost and prices, as well as provide the credentialing services.

As of now, most cannabis workers can expect a background check, which costs $15 when administered by the state.

Who needs a Transporter Agent License?

“A transporter agent license allows individual employees/owners/agents to transport medical marijuana on behalf of a licensed transporter, including growers, processors, dispensaries and stand-alone transporters. If approved for your license, you will be issued a transporter agent identification for you to carry with you any time you are transporting medical marijuana.

It is important to note that transporter agents must meet the new two or five year residency requirements and that an employer can terminate an agent’s license at any time.” Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, Transporter Application Information


  • Transporter Agents will need to work with the business employing them to submit the application as they MUST be submitted through an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) business account
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must supply a Transporter Agent Employment Verification Form signed by employer within 30 days of application
  • Must supply proof of residency for the 2 years preceding the date of application or 5 continuous years out of the last 25 years preceding the date of application
  • Must provide a background check
  • Must provide an Affidavit of Lawful Presence
  • Must supply a digital photo that meets OMMA requirements
Cannabis Job Background Check Requirements:
  • A disqualifying criminal conviction means:
  • Any non-violent felony conviction within the last two (2) years of the application submission date
  • Any violent felony conviction within the last five (5) years of the application submission date. (See 57 O.S. § 571 for details.)
  • Incarceration for any reason during application submission
Additional Links:

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority quick links and FAQs

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