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2.4 Qualified Cannabis Worker

Cannabis Representative Handbook


  1. Managers, supervisors and all employees of a cannabis representative that are involved in the marketing, promotion and sales of cannabis products must be Qualified Cannabis Workers.
  2. To become a Qualified Cannabis Worker, applicants must:
    1. complete and submit the Application for Qualified Cannabis Worker form;
    2. provide a criminal records check from their local police service, dated within three months of the submission of the Application for Qualified Cannabis Worker form; and
    3. successfully complete the SellSafe Cannabis Staff Training program (see Section 2.5).
  3. (Deleted Mar 2022)
  4. Qualification is valid for up to 5 years, at which time the worker must complete the procedures specified in 2.4.2 a) – c) above to requalify.
  5. Being charged or convicted of a criminal offence may affect an individual’s ability to qualify as a Qualified Cannabis Worker.
  6. If at any time a Qualified Cannabis Worker is charged with a criminal offence they are required to report the details within 72 hours to AGLC.
  7. The cannabis representative must supply Qualified Cannabis Workers with a laminated colour photo identification card as follows:
    1. company name or logo;
    2. staff member’s first name only - print size must be clearly visible with block style printing only;
    3. position;
    4. current colour photo of worker – similar in size to a driver’s licence photo;
    5. Qualified Cannabis Worker number – print size must be clearly visible with block style printing only; and
    6. Qualified Cannabis Worker expiry date.
  8. The Qualified Cannabis Worker identification card must be worn and visible at all times when the worker is in a retail cannabis store.
  9. (Deleted Mar 2022)


  1. AGLC will issue a letter to all successful Qualified Cannabis Worker applicants confirming they are qualified to work as a cannabis representative.
  2. It is suggested Cannabis Representatives keep a log of all Qualified Cannabis Worker staff. The log should include the following information:
    1. AGLC confirmation that the worker is qualified;
    2. photograph of the worker; and
    3. qualification number and expiry date.

      (Added Mar 2022)
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