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The ongoing push for legalized marijuana and the security implications for your current cannabis business

For states that have already legalized the distribution of medical marijuana, each state has its own guidelines regarding who has access to the cannabis product, and each has clear standards for maintaining records that document the process and control throughout the chain of distribution. Those states and others are now actively pursuing the legalization of …

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We are currently in a unique security situation

On January 6, 2021 America watched in horror as protestors entered and then created chaos in the nation’s Capital building.  State and local governments across the country are now taking measures to ensure that similar disturbances do not happen at government-maintained properties. The FBI has received information indicating “armed protests” are being planned at all …

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Cannabis Industry Security – Part two in a series

As of November 2020, 14 states have legitimized recreational cannabis use in the United States.  They are among 44 states that permit the utilization of cannabis in some form; most others take into consideration utilization of the substance for restorative or medical purposes, with only 6 states remaining where marijuana is still considered illegal …

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The Role of Aerial Drones in Business Security

The Role of Aerial Drones in Business Security The business utilization of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS),  usually referred to as drones, has increased dramatically in recent years, and it is continuing to grow rapidly. The worldwide market for commercial drone services is projected  to surge to $127 billion this year.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) …

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Providing Alternative Transportation Services for Individuals Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

“In Minnesota, as in many other states, a patient who suffers a mental-health crisis often faces the added indignity of being taken to the emergency room in an ambulance or the back of a police car — even when there is no public safety risk. The experience can aggravate the patient’s trauma by alerting neighbors …

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What are the physical security services needed for cannabis businesses?

I have had many people approach me with questions regarding what physical security services are needed for cannabis businesses and while the question is simple, unfortunately the answer is quite complex. There are no national, federal regulations, because quite frankly, cannabis is not legal at the federal level. That being said, as you know, cannabis …

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Democratic Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia signs law decriminalizing marijuana possession

Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has approved legislation (Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972) decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. Northam also recommended technical amendments which must be approved by the legislature before the new law takes effect July 1, 2020. The Virginia House of Delegates had previously approved HB972 from Majority Leader Charniele Herring to decriminalize simple marijuana possession and …

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First Choice Detective Agency Provides and perform temperature screening at worksite locations

First Choice Detective Agency has been engaged to provide security services and perform temperature screening to gain entry at worksite locations. FCDA’s continuous improvement efforts and commitment to our client’s safety continues to grow great partnerships. FCDA is well positioned to meet the new challenges that 2020 will present to us. TOGETHER, we will honor …

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