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 West Virginia

West Virginia

Adult Use:
Market Overview:

West Virginia passed medical cannabis in 2017, and approved license holders in 2021. Currently, the companies who have obtained licensing are building out their medical operations.

Requirements & Application Process:

As of right now, the licensing/application process for West Virginia is still being determined. Those who are interested in working in a legal medical cannabis facility will need to be on the lookout for news and documentation from the state in the coming months.

Based on information provided by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Medical Cannabis, compliance training is required for every principal and employee working in a medical cannabis operation in West Virginia. The course isn’t required until you’ve secured employment.

Background Check Requirements:

Background check requirements for West Virginia medical cannabis facility employees are currently unavailable.

Additional Links:
Additional Job & Salary Information:

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