Legalization of recreational marijuana in Florida.
Updated: Apr 27
The cannabis industry continues to develop and grow all over the world. The global legal cannabis market is predicted to approach $66.3 billion by the end of 2025, according to a Grand View Research report. But looking in our own yard, Florida is now one step closer to legalize recreational marijuana through HB 343 and SB 710 bills.
These bills would "establish a robust and free-market regulatory approach to the governance of cultivation, processing, and retail sales of both medical and adult-use marijuana."
So what shall we expect from the Recreational Marijuana Bill?
The Florida state government calls for rigorous protocols for the businesses involved in dispensing marijuana, and this comes with a wide range of security protocols and regulations.
***Before we dive in, a disclaimer: we are not legal compliance experts, and the information given here is not meant to be taken as legal counsel.
What digital security systems are needed for cannabis?
Video Surveillance Systems
Building Access Control Systems
Alarm and Notification Systems
Network Systems (Digital Storage and Data Transfer, etc.)
Checklist for Dispensaries Seeking to Secure Their Business:
When applying for a dispensary license, you will be asked to present documentation of security operations. This documentation often involves both system specifications (details of the video surveillance systems in use) and operational methods.
Licensed premises must have video surveillance systems with a minimum quality of 1280x720 pixels, and functional, unobstructed cameras are required universally in any areas where cannabis is handled. So make sure your dispensary has HD video coverage. It is essential to capture high-quality, widespread footage at high frame rates.
Talk with a professional to choose cameras that meet your operations' requirements, protocols, and budget.
Your dispensary should have adequate monitoring and storage of video surveillance recordings.
It's essential to access your dispensary from anywhere and receive prompt notifications of potential security gaps from your phone and pull up live video to see what's happening in real time.
If opening a dispensary, it's on your mind; congratulation - the goldfish is in your hands. Stay updated with iView Security, while we are retrieving for you the newest updates on the legalization of cannabis in Florida.
It's critically important to choose a partner and security solution that keeps compliance top of mind and stays in step with the ever-evolving and expanding cannabis market and not let the opportunities that abound go up in smoke.