Dispensary Security Cameras, State Compliance & Green Bits POS Integration

March Networks Cameras can integrate with Green Bits POS and other flavors of retail dispensary POS systems.

When it comes to marijuana dispensary security cameras and video surveillance requirements, every state has its own set of rules & regulations that must be met. Retail marijuana rules are stringent and a robust security plan and integration across platforms results in the best in class compliance, loss prevention and seed-to-sale tracking.

Dispensary Challenges

Video surveillance cameras & recorders to be fully compliant with state laws for monitoring, video retention requirements and any ingress/egress recording requirements for “no blind spots.” Additionally, the ability to review Green Bits POS transactions to ensure loss prevention.

  • Be Fully Compliant with State Marijuana Laws for Retail
  • Green Bits POS Integration, a leader in Cannabis Retail, for improved Loss Prevention
  • RFID Tracking of Cannabis Flower, Edibles, Shatter, Concentrates and CBD Products

Solutions

Retail Cannabis POS & Marijuana Dispensary POS Software Integration with video surveillance is a best choice when considering state laws for compliance requirements.

Full end-to-end security with March Networks dispensary camera systems based on square footage of the retail dispensary floor and back of house secure vault room.

  • High Capacity Recorder for 40+ Days of Video Data Retention
  • Multiple High-Resolution HD Cameras at ingress/egress, secured & limited access areas and parking lots for employee and customer safety.
  • SearchLight RFID Tracking for monitoring of all cannabis and marijuana products
  • Green Bits POS integration to cross reference all cash deposits and transactions
  • Door traffic counting system to measure walk in traffic to sales conversion rates with Green Bits POS

We can assist you with the complete security plan for your retail dispensary, growing facility, cultivation, processing or manufacturing of cannabis flowers and products. Robust security systems from March Networks are the best in class when you compare the pros and cons, prices and benefits for security cameras, surveillance and POS integration for the retail marijuana dispensary.

Dispensary POS Software | Retail Cannabis POS & Marijuana Dispensary POS Software Integration with video surveillance of entry and exit doors, the product floor and in some states face recognition capabilities.

Marijuana Regulatory Agencies by State

List of Marijuana Regulatory Agencies by State

July 26, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

State of Alaska: Recreational & Medicinal

Marijuana Control Office

Anchorage
Mailing/Physical Address

550 W 7th AVE, STE 1600
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: (907) 269-0350

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/amco

Arizona: Medicinal

Arizona Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

(602) 542-1025
Fax: (602) 542-0883

https://azdhs.gov/licensing/medical-marijuana/index.php

 

Arkansas: Medicinal

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission

4815 W. Markham

Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
1-800-462-0599

https://www.mmc.arkansas.gov/

 

California: Recreational & Medicinal

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Address:

2920 Kilgore Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Mailing Address:
PO Box 419106
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9106

Phone: (833) 768-5880

bcc@dca.ca.gov

https://bcc.ca.gov/

 

Colorado: Recreational & Medicinal

Department of Revenue: Marijuana Enforcement
1707 Cole Blvd., Suite 300
Lakewood, CO  80401
303-866-3330

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/enforcement/marijuanaenforcement

 

Connecticut: Medicinal

Department of Consumer Protection: Medical Marijuana Program

450 Columbus Blvd.
Suite 901
Hartford CT 06103
860-713-6100

https://portal.ct.gov/DCP/Medical-Marijuana-Program/Medical-Marijuana-Program

 

Delaware: Medicinal

Department of Public Health: Medical Marijuana Program

258 Chapman Rd, Newark, DE 19702

(302) 283-7100

https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/medmarhome.html

 

Florida: Medicinal

Department of Health
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin M-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399

800-808-9580

MedicalMarijuanaUse@flhealth.gov

 

Hawaii: Recreational

Department of Health

Medical Cannabis Program

1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 586-4400
Fax: (808) 586-4444

https://health.hawaii.gov/medicalcannabis/

 

Illinois: Recreational & Medicinal

Illinois Cannabis Programs

Chicago:

100 West Randolph, 9th Floor

Chicago, IL 60601
Springfield

320 West Washington, 3rd Floor

Springfield, IL 62786

1 (888) 473-4858

https://www.idfpr.com/ILCannabis.asp

 

Louisiana: Medicinal

Department of Agriculture & Forestry: Medical Marijuana Program

5825 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

1.866.927.2476

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/medical-marijuana/

 

Maryland: Medicinal

Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission

849 International Drive, 4th Floor

Linthicum, MD 21090

1-844-421-2571

https://mmcc.maryland.gov/Pages/law.aspx

 

Massachusetts: Recreational & Medicinal

Cannabis Control Commission

101 Federal St, 13th floor

Boston, MA 02110

617-701-8400
CannabisCommission@State.MA.US

 

Michigan: Recreational & Medicinal

Ottawa Building
611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909

517-335-9700

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_79571—,00.html

 

Minnesota: Medicinal

Department of Health

P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975

888-345-0823

https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/cannabis/index.html

 

Montana: Medicinal

Montana Medical Marijuana Program

PO Box 202926
Helena MT 59620
(406) 444-0596
(406) 444-4110 (Fax)
mtmarijuanaprogram@mt.gov

https://dphhs.mt.gov/marijuana

 

Nevada: Recreational & Medicinal

Department of Taxation

Grant Sawyer Office Building

555 E. Washington Ave, Suite 1300

Las Vegas, NV 89101

(702) 486-2300 (Phone)

(702) 486-2373 (Fax)

marijuana@tax.state.nv.us.

http://marijuana.nv.gov/

 

New Hampshire: Medicinal & Decriminalized (not legal for recreational sale)

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street

Concord, NH 03301-3852
(603) 271-9333

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/oos/tcp/

 

New Jersey: Medicinal

Medical Marijuana Program

Department of Health
P. O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

https://www.nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/program-rules/

 

New Mexico: Medicinal

Mailing Address
Department of Health
Medical Cannabis Program
PO Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM, 87502-6110
medical.cannabis@state.nm.us

Physical Address
Medical Cannabis Program
1474 Rodeo Rd., Suite 200
Santa Fe, NM 87505

505-827-2321 (Phone)
505-476-3025 (Fax)

https://nmhealth.org/about/mcp/svcs/info/

 

New York: Medicinal

Department of Health

Medical Marijuana Program

90 Church St

New York, NY 10007

844-863-9312

mmp@health.ny.gov

https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/regulations.htm

 

North Dakota: Medicinal & Decriminalized (not legal for recreational sale)

Department of Health

Division of Medical Marijuana

600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200

701.328.1311

Fax 701.328.1333

medmarijuana@nd.gov

https://www.ndhealth.gov/mm/

 

Ohio: Medicinal

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

Department of Commerce77 South High Street, 23rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6123

614-466-3636

https://www.medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/

 

Oklahoma: Medicinal

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
PO Box 262266
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-2600

http://omma.ok.gov/rules-regulations

 

Oregon: Medicinal & Recreational

Recreational Marijuana Program

https://www.oregon.gov/olcc/marijuana/Pages/default.aspx

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP)
PO Box 14450
Portland, OR 97293-0450

971-673-1234

ommp.info@dhsoha.state.or.us

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/DiseasesConditions/ChronicDisease/MedicalMarijuanaProgram/Pages/index.aspx

 

Pennsylvania: Medicinal

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program

625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

717-787-8015

RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/Medical%20Marijuana/Pages/Medical%20Marijuana.aspx

 

Vermont: Medicinal & Recreational

Vermont Marijuana Registry
45 State Drive
Waterbury,  VT  05671-1300
Tel: (802) 241-5115
Fax: (802) 241-5230
DPS.MJRegistry@vermont.gov

https://medicalmarijuana.vermont.gov/

 

Washington: Recreational & Medicinal

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

1025 Union Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98504

(360) 664-1600

https://lcb.wa.gov/

 

West Virginia

Bureau for Publlic Health

Office of Medical Cannabis
Room 702
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone:(304) 558-2971
Fax:(304) 558-1035

https://dhhr.wv.gov/bph/Pages/Medical-Cannabis-Program.aspx

In order to stay compliance with state laws and ensure that you pass marijuana facility inspections, start with security plans that utilize Federal DEA regulatory standards of design.

Learn more about the standards for cannabis facility design security and planning here:

 

Marijuana Business Licensing in Illinois

On January 1, 2020, marijuana will be legal for adult use in Illinois. While residents and neighbors of Illinois may be counting the days, dispensaries and growers are trying to plan for demand.

“…55 existing stores will have to meet the demands of a 13 million-person state with a massive tourist population.” [1]

The current medical cannabis structure serves roughly 70,000 residents. Even if only a quarter of the population decides to partake in the newly legal activity, that’s an additional 3.18 million people. That number doesn’t consider tourists (and/or neighbors to Illinois).

“…our tourism industry welcomes more than 110 million visitors per year, who spend billions of dollars annually.” – Illinois Office of Tourism [2]

What does this mean for entrepreneurs looking to open their own

As a premier partner of Total Harvest Coverage (THC360) we help leading cannabis entrepreneurs and businesses with security plans and integration to stay compliant.

marijuana growing, cultivation, processing or Illinois dispensary business?

Businesses currently operating under a medical marijuana license are going to be able to remain in operation and sell recreational cannabis. These existing businesses are also granted an additional location under their current license.

 

Security Plans & Architectural Planning

Success in the cannabis market depends on a solid business plan & security plan that is designed to maintain compliance, meet regulatory standards and optimize business operations. Leading cannabis companies utilize the Total Harvest Coverage method to plan, grow and scale their business security.


Applications for new dispensaries are due no later than January 1, 2020. Illinois has until May 1, 2020 to either approve or deny an application. The license awarded from this round is conditional or a pre-license. An establishment must then pass inspection and pay all fees to receive their final licensing to sell marijuana product.

“Non-Social Equity Applicants will pay a $5,000 application fee. Should they be awarded a license, the fee for an Adult Use Dispensing Organization License is $60,000 for a two-year license. Social Equity Applicants will pay a $2,500 application fee. Should they be awarded a license, the fee for an Adult Use Dispensing Organization License is $30,000 for a two-year license.” [3]

Applicants should begin collaborating with industry consultants now to ensure construction of the dispensary occurs quickly and efficiently. Detailed plans for every facet of the business are required within the conditional application, and must be adhered to during implementation. This is where industry experts come into play.

KL Security has successfully developed and implemented security measures for multiple marijuana dispensaries and secure cannabis facilities in multiple states. Our security experts are knowledgeable and eager to assist your business in developing a one of a kind plan to best suit your needs, learn more about Security Plans and cannabis facility design 

ArmorStor™ MJ7840D Controlled Substance Vault Door with Day Gate   Our Vault Doors are manufactured to meet GSA Approved Class 5 Ratings and in their native form are used by the US Government for the storage of Classified Information as well as items such as weapons, ammunition, narcotics, etc.  The sale of the standard doors is restricted however, to only the US Government and Military.  GSA now allows us to market the exact same door, without the GSA Approved Label, to the private sector. 

Restricted Access Approved Vaults

Prevent diversion, theft or loss of medical marijuana at a dispensary with UL Class 1 rated vaults. Our modular vaults are a fraction of the cost of a poured concrete vault and are fully scalable to your business growth. These vaults are in place in multiple states for DEA or pharmacy board approved applications.

Access Control & Entry Doors

BR Glass for retail dispensary locations and safety, we have you covered.

Locking entry door barriers for secure rooms and limited access for key employees that can be monitored with video surveillance to meet any potential codes for cannabis dispensaries and retail marijuana locations.

 

TOLL FREE 1-866-867-0306 OR contact@klsecurity.com

SOURCES

[1] Krane, Kris. (2019, June 25). Forbes Magazine. Illinois Legalization Is Historic, But Good Luck Finding Cannabis To Buy. Retrieved from:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kriskrane/2019/06/25/illinois-legalization-is-historic-but-good-luck-finding-cannabis-to-buy/#4d59bb65e253

[2] https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/AboutDCEO/Pages/Tourism.aspx

[3] https://www.idfpr.com/FAQ/AUC/FAQ%20-%20Adult%20use%20license%20for%20new%20dispensing%20organizations_.pdf

DEA Rules, security requirements and regulations per the Code of Federal Regulations 21CFR1301.72

Information has been gathered from sources deemed reliable but not guaranteed and is subject to change without notice.

All license information found at the website for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: https://www.idfpr.com/profs/adultusecan.asp

 

 

The Oklahoma Obstacle: Cash Management and Marijuana Sales

“Oklahoma is the fastest-growing medical marijuana market in the average number of daily patient increases, and MMJ patients represent 4.1% of the state’s total population – one of the highest rates in the nation.” [1]

Image Source from: https://mjbizdaily.com/medical-marijuana-market-growth-with-oklahoma-and-florida-leading/ 

Who would have thought? Oklahoma is the fastest growing market for medical marijuana sales. Their legislation, whether consciously or not, is set up to do primarily just this. The barriers to entry for cannabis businesses are fairly easy and obtainable (as far as marijuana establishment regulations go). The license application is a mere $2,500 for medical marijuana dispensaries, commercial growers, and processors (Okl. Title 63, Ch. 15, Medical Marijuana). This should make it possible for smaller mom and pop retail dispensary, grower or cash in transit (Oklahoma legislation also dictates that a separate ‘transportation’ license must be obtained to “to transport marijuana from an Oklahoma licensed medical marijuana retailer, licensed growing Facility, or licensed processor Facility to an Oklahoma licensed medical marijuana retailer, licensed growing Facility, or licensed processing Facility.” Okla Stat tit. 63, 424) establishments to do business in the marketplace.  Also, there’s no list of required medical conditions for patients to suffer from prior to obtaining their medical license; it would appear that if an Oklahoman ‘patient’ applies for a medical marijuana license for use, they will probably be approved.  

This is all great news for Oklahoman entrepreneurs planning to set up shop and open legal cannabis establishments. Millions of dollars will be pouring in to these establishments from card carrying patients, but these patients will be paying in cash. Marijuana is still considered an illegal drug as per Federal law. Most credit card companies will not allow transactions at marijuana establishments, Visa has explicitly stated they will not permit any transactions involving marijuana on their credit network [2]. This means Oklahoman businesses are going to be faced with the challenge of handling mass amounts of cash.  

SSPOS Smart Safe point-of-sale-The SecureCash smart safes are a state-of-the-art solution designed specifically for cannabis dispensary cash management. Focused on simplicity and security, the unit is ideal for cannabis point-of-sale and under-counter installations. Retail businesses experience up to 55% savings in time spent on cash counting, tills & daily cash deposits with Smart Cash Safes

The marijuana industry is estimated at nearly $9 billion in sales, and “…expected to grow to $50 billion in just a few years…” [3] most of those sales being completed in cash. The amount of cash exchanging hands presents abundant opportunities for security issues. A standard old-fashioned till is not going to suffice in a successful Oklahoma cannabis dispensary. 

In addition to security concerns, business owners must adhere to state regulations. The state of Oklahoma requires all marijuana establishments to keep business records (including those pertaining to cash transactions) for seven years for auditing purposes (2018 OK Regulation Text 19159). Cash management software will be the easiest way to meet this requirement. 

When properly implemented, a cannabis security plan utilizing SSPOS and intelligent video surveillance can help drive revenue and create opportunities for a cannabis dispensary to become more profitable. As a premier partner of Total Harvest Coverage, we help cannabis growers, processors, transportation and dispensaries with integrated security that maintains compliance.

Cash Management Software for Retail Cash Management Safes  Dispensary

Cash levels can be monitored in real time and end-of-day accounting is performed automatically without the need for employees to manually count cash. Retailers can even monitor the amount of cash collected by CIT across a chain of stores. CashControl’s reporting tools help optimize performance and ensure that in-store security routines are being followed. In addition, technicians can use the application to remotely maintain, update and service SafeCash Retail machines, which means increased uptime and a more reliable closed cash handling process. 

Setting the Standards for Cannabis Facility Design Security & Operational Protocols

When you’re ready to begin the process of securing your facility, the consultants at KL Security are available to assist. Well versed in government regulations and recent legal mandates, we are prepared to ensure your business will pass requirements for DEA federal guidelines for Vaults, Safes and retail cash management.

 

TOLL FREE 1-866-867-0306

contact@klsecurity.com

Information has been gathered from sources deemed reliable but not guaranteed and is subject to change without notice. All license information and security measures taken directly from Oklahoma legislation: OAC 310:681 & Okl. Title 63, Ch. 15, Medical Marijuana & Okla Stat tit. 63, 424.

Sources: 

[1] Cowee, Maggie. (2019, August 13). Marijuana Business Daily. Medical marijuana markets expanding at varying rates, with Oklahoma, Florida setting the pace.

Retrieved from: https://mjbizdaily.com/medical-marijuana-market-growth-with-oklahoma-and-florida-leading/

[2] Sommer, Constance & Mims Caitlin. (2019, June 18) Paying with cards at marijuana dispensaries? It’s complicated.

Retrieved from: https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/marijuana-dispensaries-pay-with-credit-cards.php

[3] Murphy, Kevin. (2018, September 6). Forbes. Legal Marijuana: The $9 Billion Industry That Most Banks Won’t Touch.  Retrieved from: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurphy/2018/09/06/legal-marijuana-the-9-billion-industry-that-most-banks-wont-touch/#6a3d49013c68

Helpful Links:
Code of Federal Regulations: Title 21

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfCFR/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=205.50

OMMA: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority

http://omma.ok.gov/

Legislation: 

http://omma.ok.gov/rules-regulations