Am I required to take a class and get certified before I can be interviewed?
If you have prior industry experience and/or training, you are not first required to take the training. If you are new to the industry and do not have prior experience and/or training, Highlite Staffing requires that you complete the mandatory state compliance training before being considered. We recommend being trained by Cannabis Community College who provides a Certificate of Completion once you have completed their 2.5 hour course online.
What if I have certifications from another state. Can I still get an interview?
Absolutely. Experience is preferred but not required.
If I take the training course, is there a guarantee I will get hired?
Taking the course guarantees offer of employment for Highlite Staffing entry level roster positions as long as you qualify after submitting your background check and application to the state to acquire your Marijuana Agent Card.
What if the classes I need to take are full? Will I miss out on the position I am applying for?
We fill the entry level positions with candidates who have first completed the training. If the position you are applying for is more advanced, technical, compliance or management, you will not be required to take the training before your interview but it is required for employment.
Do all the positions require compliance and certifications?
Yes, it is a requirement set by most states and a standard of excellence we require from our team. The mandatory training is also often required by the state to be renewed annually.
How long will you be hiring?
We are ALWAYS hiring. Hiring increases when newly legalized markets first come online.
Why do I need to take training?
The marijuana industry is considered "privileged" and requires state specific regulations and compliance including background checks, training and approval for the state Marijuana Agent card to be allowed on site at any licensed facility.
What is a Marijuana Agent card, and do I need this to work in this industry?
There are limitations on who can work for or volunteer at a retail marijuana business:
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.
How long will it take to get this and where do I get it from?
Most states operate differently. In Missouri, the Department of Health issues the Agent cards and in Nevada, the Department of Taxation issues them.
Why do I need to have a background check? Doesn’t the company who hires me do that?
In order to get your Marijuana Agent card, a background check is required. We get thousands of applicants each month. It is easier to hire people who have already been approved and/or have experience in the industry. Without this step completed your resume rarely will be seen.
May I live in another state and work in Missouri?
YES, unlike some states, you can live in another state and work in the Missouri cannabis industry and obtain your Missouri Marijuana Agent Card.
What is METRC?
METRC stands for Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting Compliance. It is a government software solution that enables agencies and regulators to track and monitor a given jurisdiction’s cannabis industry. So what is METRC and what do licensed cannabis businesses need to do with it?
Developed by technology company Franwell, METRC is described by the company as, “a turnkey solution which provides end to end tracking and tracing of marijuana plants and products. This solution was specifically designed for government agencies in charge of legalized marijuana enforcement.”
If I am a felon or pending felony charges am I eligible to be employed in this industry?
Probably not, but check with your state's governing body to discuss the specifics of your case to make sure.
Is it possible to apply for multiple positions and if so, do I need to be certified in all of them?
You can apply for multiple positions but Highlite Staffing requires that you complete the state mandatory training for each division you apply in before your can interview.
How do I know which position is right for me?
If you are new to the cannabis industry you should learn about each division in detail before applying for a position. Only you can answer this.
Do you offer a benefits package?
Not for entry level positions. The companies who utilize our services to direct hire for professional, experienced candidates, do often include benefits and bonuses.
What is the interview process and how long will it take?
This depends on the situation. Usually we provide a roll out schedule to anyone applying.
Is there an orientation for new hires?
Yes, typically new employee orientation will occur within 2-6 weeks from your interview.
How do you get paid? Does it have to be cash, due to Federal Laws related to cannabis and banking?
Checks are issued biweekly with state and Fed taxes withheld.
What if I have more questions
Send us an email and be patient. We are mostly working remotely during COVID-19 and we are in the process of filling over 300 positions. We typically get back to you with in 48-72 hours