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 Utah

Utah

Medical:
yes
Adult Use:
no
Age:
21+
Hemp:
yes
CBD:
yes
Delivery:
none
Fees:
$150
Application:
Link
Market Overview:

Medical cannabis in Utah was legalized in 2018. Adult-use cannabis remains illegal, and possession of small amounts may result in criminal penalties.

Requirements & Application Process:

Who needs an Agent Card?:

All employees of a Medical Cannabis Cultivation, Processing, and Independent Lab Facility. “All employees of a Medical Cannabis Facility must have their Agent Card on them when working at their facility or transporting Cannabis Product between Facilities.” Utah Medical Cannabis Program, Agent Information

Requirements:

  • Must be employed by a license cannabis facility (you will need to enter work facility information during application process)
  • Cannot have any felonies and cannot have a misdemeanor for drug distribution after December 3, 2018
  • Must go through Agent Training either through Utah Cannabis Agent Training (UCAT) or through their employer (assuming the training materials are pre-approved by the Utah Department of Health)
  • Must submit payment of $150
  • Must submit fingerprints
Background Check Requirements:

All employees of a licensed cannabis facility must submit fingerprints and undergo a criminal history background check.

As stated under the requirements for an Agent Card, you cannot have any felonies and you cannot have a misdemeanor for drug distribution after December 3, 2018.

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