Saturday, April 29, 2017

YOUR CANNABIS CASH IS IN THE CRIMINAL CROSSHAIRS, HOW WILL YOU PROTECT IT?

Project 7 Security: BUSINESS April 29, 2017

By Warren Pulley, VP Project 7 Security Group

www.project7securitygroup.com | twitter: @p7securitygroup


Marijuana businesses around the country are at great risk for armed robbery and burglary simply based on the amount of cash routinely kept on the business premises. 

A great number of cannabis operators lack the proper security protocols to adequately secure, store, or transport their products or cash; which leaves these operators at substantial risk of predatory criminal actions centered around marijuana profits. 

In California alone, published news reports have detailed how dispensaries statewide have reported losses in the tens of thousands of dollars from suspects who have taken cash, marijuana plants, and cannabis products, which in some cases has resulted in the murder of employees during the commission of these crimes.






With cash being the lifeblood of each operation, it is imperative for marijuana business owners to begin implementing high-level security operations which not only protect their business and employees but most importantly their financial bottom lines.  

It has been our experience around the State of California that most marijuana business owners are ill-prepared to effectively deal with breaches of security, armed attacks, selecting secure transports options or simply vetting security personnel to assist them in handling their tangible cash and product resources.  

It is imperative, especially in California that cannabis business owners began to seek out legitimate security companies, expert security consultants, and threat assessment experts to bring everyday security operations into best practice standards before they endure hard losses in cash or product.






Contributing to this problem, in California, and around the nation, is the fact that cannabis business operators continue to operate in a legal limbo. Pinched in between some state laws that allow for the legal use and sale of marijuana and related products and the federal government, under President Donald Trump which has yet to signal which way it will lean in 2017, and beyond on states’ rights to regulate marijuana business operation without fear federal interference from the DEA. 

Until the federal government weighs in with universal banking, security, and financial regulations that would allow for states to openly regulate marijuana business, each MJJ owner needs to ensure they have a very robust and proactive security operations plan in place.  Security plans not only to protect a businesses’ property and employees but most importantly its product and profits.  






Currently, most dispensaries and grow operations are using a mishmash of unlicensed security companies to transport their products and currency. Additionally, they are utilizing video surveillance, key card scanners, limited entry and exit ways, metal detectors, and ID badges in an attempt to screen and control access to their highly profitable operations. It has been my experience that marijuana-related businesses systematically fall far behind industry best practices when it comes to protecting all things marijuana.






Here at Project 7 Security Group, we recommend that MJJ related business owners select professional security services to protect dispensaries, grow operations, cash storage, currency transport, and fixed site operations.  

Business owners should ensure that these security operators are licensed PPO operations in the State of California and employees who have a background in high threat, high stress, and high-tempo security operations.  

If you would like information on how to engage Project 7 Security Group in your security protocols, feel free to contact us at (800) 560-3103, www.project7security.com or wp@project7securitygroup.com.


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Californian & Canadian Cannabis: Expect a Profits Windfall

Business Security Expert Warren Pulley talks Cannabis and Marijuana related business security.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U78Ex4BJdk

I really enjoyed doing this interview, it's great to see political figures, investors and investigative reporters bringing this issue to the forefront of American politics and society.  This genie is out of the bottle, so let's regulate and tax marijuana responsibly and move away from the stigma of Marijuana being a gateway drug.  The grow, sale and use of cannabis related products are as old as good ol' American apple pie, enough with the prohibition.  Were making criminals out of enthusiast and wasting precious law enforcement, court service and tax dollars fighting this part of the drug war that simply cannot be won.


Thanks Lior for being a pioneer in choosing to explore this topic and shed positive light on this industry.  Trust me a well regulated marijuana industry is in everyone's best interest.





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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cannabis Transportation, Currency, CBD and Extract Transport Services in California

Project 7 Security Group has a solution to protect Cannabis, Currency, CBD and Extracts with armed transportation security.

LOS ANGELES -- Project 7 Security Group, a California Licensed PPO Security Company and Security Contractor, now offers Marijuana and Cannabis related businesses a safe, affordable, low-profile and secure means to transport either their cash or currency, plant-based products, cannabis extract items (including edibles) to storage and dispensary locations throughout California.

Cannabis, Currency, CBD and Extract Transport Services in California

We are in full compliance with all guidelines of The California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) as it relates to security operations in the State of California.

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Project 7 understands the need for operational solutions when supporting high threat critical business security operations in the United States. Project 7 security group consultants are trained to detect you and/or your institution's vulnerabilities, then assist you in designing a proactive defense, whether in a mobile, static or defense in place posture.

Call us at 800-560-3103; we can help secure your bottom line.

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