According to the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), anyone who wishes to become a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada must attain a security clearance. Individual applicants may gain the necessary medical marijuana security clearance, if planning to do business as a solo operation.
However, if a company forms to produce medical marijuana, several individuals within that firm must gain a security clearance. Security clearances are necessary for all officers and directors of a corporate applicant, along with the proposed senior person(s) in charge, the proposed responsible person(s) in charge, and the proposed alternate person(s) in charge.
Within Canada, only authorized individuals and organization may become licensed producers. Such licensed producers are the only ones who can possess, sell, deliver, transport, destroy, import and export marijuana within the country. To attaining a producer’s license, individuals and organizations must demonstrate full compliance with all mandates of MMPR, including requisite physical security measures
MMPR security measures include:
- Having a facility design that prevents unauthorized access
- Monitoring the site’s perimeters at all times by visual recording devices to detect any unauthorized access attempts
- Securing the facility’s perimeter with an intrusion detection system with full-time monitoring by trained personnel
- Limiting access to areas where marijuana is present within a site to authorized personnel and visually monitoring those areas at all times
- Safeguarding areas which hold marijuana with an intrusion detection solution with monitoring by trained personnel
As you can see, having appropriate physical security is vital to successfully gaining as a medical marijuana security clearance in Canada. To keep your business secure and meet, you can turn to the experienced security professionals at Veridin. We have more than 20 years of experience providing facility access solutions, closed circuit television (CCTV), and security systems to meet the complex needs of Canadian organizations. Our solutions have secured financial companies, government facilities, medical facilities, and other buildings and organizations of all sizes.
At Veridin, we understand that each organization has a unique set of security needs. We will consult with you prior to designing your medical marijuana facility to ensure you meet the physical security requirements to gain a security clearance under MMPR. With our CCTV solutions, you can meet the 24/7 monitoring requirement inside and outside your facility. Our facility access solutions can let you grant access only to specific personnel who have authorization to access areas where marijuana is kept. Moreover, our intrusion detection solutions can safeguard your facility against unauthorized access and theft and keep your team safe from harm.
Our advanced solutions help you gain a security clearance and give you ability to do business in the fast-growing medical marijuana industry. In addition, Veridin’s security systems can protect you against financial loss due to stock shrinkage or theft. We can implement the right solutions set to keep your facility, personnel, products, and customer’s safe at all times. Whether you are a solo operation or a large-scale, multi-site enterprise, you can trust the recognized experts at Veridin to address all of the security needs of your medical marijuana operation in Canada.
Veridin has been recognized as the 2017 Top Provider of Integrated Physical Security Systems for medical marijuana facilities by Security Sales and Integration Magazine.