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 Virginia


Adult Use:
Link to Application
Market Overview:

On July 1st, Virginia became the first southern state to legalize cannabis. As of right now, retail sales aren’t projected to begin until 2024. However, laws around personal possession and home-growing are already in effect.

Requirements & Application Process:

As of right now, there is no information on getting to work within the legal cannabis market in Virginia. Those requirements are in the process of being built out. As they become available to the public, we will update this page.

Background Check Requirements:

Background check requirements for Virginia are currently unavailable.

Additional Links:
Additional Job & Salary Information:

2020 Salary Guide

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

All Virginia Jobs:
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