Cannabis Industry Background Screening Solution

Cannabis businesses have an interest in protecting their product from theft and are concerned about providing a safe workplace for their employees and the public.


In some states, laws may require dispensaries to conduct a specific background check on their employees. Absent a requirement to conduct a background check, dispensaries should have a comprehensive screening program in place to mitigate the risk of negligent hiring and ensure a safe workplace.


Employment Screening Resources (ESR) helps marijuana dispensaries to identify the types of background checks that are suitable for them based local and state laws as well as the unique operating environment.


The background screening landscape is fraught with local, state and federal (FTC/CFPB) laws in addition to Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) considerations.


ESR Helps Cannabis Dispensaries To:

  • Navigate local and state background screening requirements.
  • Ensure a compliant disclosure and consent process for the applicant.
  • Be informed about EEOC guidance on the compliant use of  Criminal records.
  • Understand which states prohibit the use of credit reports in hiring decisions.
  • Ensure a compliant adverse action process. 
  • Provide an easy, mobile friendly process for applicants complete their background check.


Background checks help cannabis organizations to effectively mitigate risk and comply with the law. 


Contact ESR today to learn how we service the unique needs of this industry.  

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The most selective companies trust ESR to manage their screening programs.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a global background check firm that is a strategic choice for employers who need accuracy and compliance in their background screening programs.

ESR is accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – formerly the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – and undergoes yearly SSAE 18 SOC 2® Type 2 audits to ensure the privacy, security, confidentiality of consumer information.

ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual.” To learn more about services and solutions from ESR, please fill out the form to the right.

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