In 2018, Canada became the first G7 nation to legalize a nationwide marijuana market. Only one nation, Uruguay, had previously legalized the production, sale, and consumption of cannabis in 2013.
In the U.S., 11states and the District of Columbia allow for recreational marijuana use and 30 states OK the drug for medical purposes. It remains an illegal substance at the Federal level.
Legalization is creating billion-dollar industries, with Canada’s new cannabis industry estimated to be worth $5 billion by 2021.
With the growth of the new industry comes security concerns for safeguarding production facilities, product dispensaries, cash, and personnel.
Like any business with high-value product, from jewelry stores to pharmacies, facilities in the marijuana industry require a variety of integrated security measures, including:
Retail and cultivation companies in the cannabis industry often require wire caging and vault solutions for their operations. Placing partitions within vault systems will divide a vault into sections, allowing for the organized secure storage of multiple classifications of merchandise. Alternatively, security caging is installed around the exterior of a vault, acting as a barrier to entry before reaching a specially designed modular vault.
Installing these two types of systems to work in conjunction with each other cannot only increase secure storage, but also organization of a cannabis business.
Wire mesh partitions and storage cages also allow for existing lighting, heating, and fire safety systems to operate without special accommodation.
To learn more about vault solutions for the cannabis industry, visit International Vault’s webpage on Medical Marijuana Vaults & Wire Cages.
To learn more about wire cage and wire mesh partitions for the cannabis industry, visit Security Caging’s page on Securing Wealth and Resources for the Cannabis Industry.
Call us today at 919-742-3132. Our cannabis industry security expects are ready to engineer the perfect solution for you needs.