Current Owners Need to Meet State Security Requirements

After reading an article about the 200 cease and desist letters that the State issued to existing marijuana shops.  I can’t help but wonder if many existing shop owners realize that they will need upgrades to meet marijuana security requirements? 

There are several medical marijuana facilities that are still legitimately operating. However, one thing that I don’t see many current locations doing is security upgrades. 

If those currently operating have municipal approval, and the State is supposed to be “shall issue” with licenses, then it may be a good idea to begin security upgrades.  The Michigan security requirements include camera systems, commercial doors and locks, as well as a full security plan, and more.  


Meeting Security Requirements Will Be Expensive

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We offer consulting services to clients that include a full security assessment and security plan. Plans are designed to meet both State of Michigan and municipal security requirements.  As part of our consulting package, we give clients a full camera layout designed to meet Administrative Rule 27.  We also include full access control and burglar alarm system.  As well as recommendations for general physical security upgrades to keep your operation secure.  

These full security systems can cost over $100,000 for a large site.  Unfortunately, the alternative is risking non-compliance when the State inspectors stop by.   When being out of compliance may cost you your license that is worth millions, the choice is clear. 


State Emergency Rule 27 – Security Planning

For those who may not be aware, Rule 27 is one of the State’s Emergency Rules.  It specifies many of the marijuana security requirements that the State is expecting to see.  It also states that the State is expecting every facility to have a security plan in place.