Clients often ask me if they should write their own marijuana facility security plan, and my answer is…

That depends… 

  • How many years of security consulting, planning, and threat assessment do you have? 
  • How well do you understand your state’s marijuana facility security requirements? 
  • Do you have experience designing comprehensive and layered security systems?

These are some of the questions that come to mind when people ask me if they should write their own marijuana facility security plan.

While they may be experts in retail marijuana dispensaries, marijuana cultivation, or marijuana processing, I strongly advise they leave security to experienced professionals.

A client asked me the other day if they could just go to the hardware store and buy some cameras for their cultivation facility.  I then explained to them that the State of Michigan MMFLA security requirements aren’t looking for cheap residential cameras that you find at a home improvement store. 

To satisfy the state marijuana facility security requirements, we design state of the art, high definition, IP based camera systems.  

Questions like these are why you should spend the money and hire a professional consultant who is familiar with all state and municipal marijuana facility security requirements to write your security plan.

A good security plan can mean the difference between receiving state and/or municipal approval for your new marijuana business.