How should the cannabis industry vet security company prospects?

For a security company, do some research, join trade groups and associations, ask for referrals, interview candidate firms, request a business portfolio, conduct background checks and mandate random drug testing-as in many states, security officers may not be authorized to carry firearms if they consume illicit drugs.

Further, a strong security company is solid on the ground and at the management and ownership levels.

How can a security firm’s law enforcement experience be an asset for a cannabis business owner?

As a startup company, you want a security company that partners with you from the start.

Invest in security the same as you would for banking, insurance, employees and a first-class facility.

Employing professional security firms protects your assets and may lead to lower insurance premiums.