As the legal cannabis industry expands across states, businesses in this sector are confronting a range of security risks. Cannabis dispensary security risks, such as cybersecurity or workplace violence prevention, are comparable to those faced in other sectors. Other risks, including those related to product theft and pilferage or armed robbery, may be higher given the unique characteristics of the industry. Complicating success for these new businesses is the need to comply with a host of specialized state-specific regulations.
Use this checklist as a guide and notate how your security strategy stacks up to industry best practices. If you have an answer to the questions, jot it down and check it off the list. If you can’t answer a question, it’s probably time to talk to an expert.