For Businesses

Working for a marijuana business

There are limitations on who can work for or volunteer at a retail marijuana business: 

  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Cannot have been convicted of an excluded felony offense  

All employees and volunteers of a marijuana business must apply for and receive a registered agent card. The agent card is issued by the state, and a background check must be completed as part of the application process.  

The requirements for obtaining an agent card changed in the 2017 legislative session. The agent card application and checklist are available at the Marijuana Agent Portal. You must create an account, complete the required information, begin the background check process and pay. Instructions for each step are on the Agent Portal

If you have questions, contact the Department's Marijuana Agent Card staff at 775-687-7502 or email