Cannabis Security

Track national world events and their impact on the cannabis industry. Identify state and federal legislation related to the cannabis movement.

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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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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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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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