How to Work In Cannabis
Requirements by State
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.
How to get your cannabis license in:
- Adult Use:
- Market Overview:
Pennsylvania legalized medical cannabis in 2016 and has been operational since 2018. In 2020, Pennsylvania sales brought in over $900M to the state.
- Requirements & Application Process:
Currently, there are no specific licenses or applications required in order to be employed by a licensed cannabis business in Pennsylvania.
However, if employed, your employer must submit your information to the state.
- Background Check Requirements:
A background check is required in order to gain employment from a licensed cannabis business.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health “may only use criminal history background check information to determine the character, fitness and suitability to serve in the designated capacity of the principal, financial backer, operator, and employee.” Pennsylvania Department of Health Medical Marijuana Organization Permit Application
- Additional Links:
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