ACCESS POINTS, CASH HANDLING AREAS KEY FOR EMPLOYEE, FACILITY SAFETY

Originally published by Cory Harris in Security Systems News

YARMOUTH, Maine—The topic of legalizing cannabis in the United States has risen to the forefront in recent years as more and more states open dispensaries for customers to purchase marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes.

To date, nearly 20 states have opened cannabis dispensaries, and although marijuana is illegal under U.S. federal law, facilities that sell cannabis are regulated under state and local mandates. As the number of cannabis dispensaries in the U.S. continues to increase, the demand to secure these facilities continues to grow, especially when all customer transactions are cash only.
Suppliers and systems integrators must make sure that cannabis dispensaries have tight security measures in place, specifically at entry/exit points and areas where cash is handled.