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In ten states – Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington – the sale and possession of marijuana is legal for both medical and recreational use, as of November 2018; Vermont and the District of Columbia have legalized personal use but not commercial sale. Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing some degree of medical use of marijuana, and 13 states have taken steps to decriminalize it to some degree.

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While cannabis usage and possession is still illegal under federal law, the laws and regulations vary widely by state.

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Cannabis Security Regulations by State

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Most commonly, security personnel are needed at retail establishments. For example, in California, based on Section 5045 of the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Emergency Regulations:

And this regulation (as specified by the BCC) doesn’t just apply to operating hours – it actually requires the presence of a guard at any retail site 24/7.

All told, projections for the cannabis industry are bright. But along with legalization and market growth come additional considerations for pot-based-businesses, too: increased legislation and compliance considerations passed down from state and federal governments.

Alarm and Notification Systems

Every state requires the regulation of access to cannabis, along with documented standards for how that’s maintained.

Government, as it legalizes, is also regulating it – and a major focus of that regulation is around cannabis security.

Building Access Control Systems

While the specifics of necessary systems and protocols will vary depending on location and type of business (breeders, dispensaries, cultivators, and manufacturers often face different regulations depending on how they’re handling cannabis), generally, compliance standards require security systems that ensure:

And as legalization continues and becomes more comprehensive, it’s nearly certain that federal compliance standards will be updated as well.