Under Canada’s Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation, or MMPR, individuals who gain a physician’s prescription may have access to marijuana to treat certain health conditions. The MMPR marks the country’s first attempt to create a commercial marijuana industry. Under the regulations, certain individuals and organizations called licensed producers are the only entities, which can grow, sell, transport, important and export marijuana in the country.
The purpose of the regulations is to provide safe, legal access to the more than 40,000 patients across Canada who are authorized users of medical marijuana. Over the next decade, analysts predict that the number of authorized medical marijuana in Canada will jump to more than 400,000. This means that becoming a legal medical marijuana producer or dispensary is a lucrative business opportunity.
However, MMPR also dictates that authorized producers and dispensaries must meet stringent medical marijuana security requirements. Individuals who work as solo proprietors and select officers and responsible parties within corporations must gain a medical marijuana security clearance. Before attaining a clearance, individuals and businesses must certify that their facility meets specific physical security requirements. As a result, authorized medical marijuana businesses in Canada must have comprehensive surveillance solutions, along with security and facility access systems to satisfy the country’s strict regulations.
If you are currently in or plan to enter the medical marijuana industry, you can turn to the security professionals at Veridin to create a physical environment that satisfies MMPR mandates. At Veridin, we have more than two decades of experience in designing and implementing advanced security solutions for organization of all sizes with complex security requirements. Our solutions have served the needs of leading organizations in the healthcare, financial, and transportation industries and are also in place at institutions of all sizes and levels of security in Canada.
At Veridin, we can provide you with a comprehensive upfront assessment of your facility and operations to design the right mix of technologies to create a secure facility, which meets the provisions of MMPR. We can provide you a complete video surveillance system (CCTV). With your CCTV system, you can ensure 24/7 monitoring of your facilities parameters, along with interior spaces that contain marijuana to guard against any unauthorized access and document all incidents as required under the MMPR requirements. We can also provide facility access control solutions that lets you control who accesses areas within your facility that hold marijuana to comply with MMPR tracking requirements. Moreover, our advanced security systems provide comprehensive, ULC certified intrusion detection capabilities to safeguard your site against break-ins as prescribed by MMPR.
Without question, Canada’s Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations are very stringent—but for good reason. By carefully managing the medical marijuana production security and distribution of marijuana, Health Canada ensures that authorized medical users gain a high-quality product via secure facilities.
To keep you personnel, property, and products safe, and achieve the purpose of Health Canada’s strict regulations, you need a comprehensive security solution for your medical marijuana operations. Veridin can bring our decades of security know-how from serving organizations with complex security needs to create a secure environment for your medical marijuana business.