The Marijuana Workers Permit
Green Street Jobs offers hundreds of amazing career opportunities in the rapidly growing cannabis industry. Many of these jobs have requirements most folks simply don’t know about. For example, before you can work in any way with cannabis products in Oregon, you must first obtain something called the Marijuana Workers Permit.
This is a special license issued by the OLCC, Oregon’s liquor control commission. It is required for anyone working in the production, processing, wholesaling or retailing of cannabis in Oregon.
Below, we have outlined the steps you must take in order to get yours. You must be 21 years old in order to be issued a Marijuana Workers Permit.
There is a Test
First things first, you’ll want to visit the Recreational Marijuana page on Oregon.gov. Here you can review all the necessary steps, browse Frequently Asked Questions and access the official educational materials.
Look for something called The Recreational Marijuana Worker Permit Education packet. It sort of resembles a shortened version of a driver’s education manual. You’ll need to study this front to back in order to be prepared to take the test itself. So grab a friend, make some flash cards and get ready to learn everything the state of Oregon believes you need to know in order to work safely with Marijuana products.
Once you’ve mastered all the information in the educational packet, you’ll be ready to take the Recreational Marijuana Workers Permit Test. Don’t worry, you only have to get 70% of the questions right. If you can achieve this lofty standard, you’ll be ready to move on to the next step in your journey toward gainful cannabis industry employment.
Register to take your Marijuana Workers Permit Test here. You will need to create unique login credentials in order to access the test.
Once you pass your Recreational Marijuana Workers Permit Test with 70% or higher, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion. This certificate comes with your Certificate Number. Make sure you keep this number handy, you will need it to fill out your application form for the actual permit itself.
The Application Itself
Once you’ve passed your test and received your Certificate of Completion with Certificate Number, you’ll be ready to begin the application process.
First, register for your Workers Permit account here. You can use the same login credentials here that you used for your test account.
Once registered, you will receive an email to verify your identity. Answer some questions, upload a copy of your valid ID along with the Certificate Number from earlier and hit enter.
You’ll then need to wait until your information is reviewed. Once a determination is made, you will receive an email notifying you of the status of your application. If everything checks out, including your background, you will be prompted to pay the $100USD application fee.
Once your payment goes through, you will be able to print out your official Marijuana Workers Permit. Congratulations, you’re now ready to apply for hundreds of exciting, high-paying jobs in the Oregon cannabis industry.
Once issued, your permit will last for 5 years and allow you to work in all the wonderous aspects of the cannabis industry in Oregon.
Don’t want to wait? There are plenty of cannabis industry jobs that DO NOT require a Marijuana Workers Permit.
At Green Street Jobs, you’ll find hundreds of the latest, most up to date career opportunities throughout the cannabis industry.