Marijuana Safety in Fresno

Fresno, California has a sour outlook on recreational weed stores.

In the city of Fresno, medicinal marijuana can be obtained in a handful of stores across the city. Recreational weed, however, is a bit of a sore spot. In 2017, recreational marijuana dispensaries were banned in the city, embracing a less-than-progressive approach like other California cities.

While you’ll struggle to find many stores in the city itself, surrounding areas do provide the option to enjoy the purchase of recreational weed if you’re at least 21 years old.

Keeping the businesses of California safe has been a top priority for security companies, but never has the need been so great as it is today. With such a popular demand now sitting on the shelves of your local store, security measures are being heightened to protect marijuana dispensaries and the people who work within them.

It is fortunate, then, that one security company has been on top of these heightened security needs for quite some time. First Security Services first realized the need for improved protection when California laws started to allow recreational marijuana to be sold in stores.

These business, also known as cannabis-related businesses (CRB), provide a highly-demanded product that has the potential to put workers in danger. Fortunately, as one of the very first companies to start implementing heightened safety plans, First Security Service devised itself a new mission.

Creating a New Division

The company created a whole new division within their company, known as the Special Services Division. This group would be focused only on the protection of CRB, and the people employed by them.

The special unit would be comprised of marijuana security guards; men and women with ex- military experience and a great understanding of the cannabis industry. Trained in tactics and combat, these individuals would be trained to protect workers and businesses in any event of theft, break-in, violence, and more.

Special skills also taught to the team included:

  • Baton use
  • Pepperballs
  • Tasers
  • Tactical, Combat Casualty Care

While the men and women of the 420 security team would be armed and ready to protect, each individual is trained to apply all other solution tactics before having to resort to physical force. This team is trained to diffuse problems in the safest way possible, only using brute force when absolutely necessary.

Other services that we offer include:

  • Risk, Threat and Vulnerability Assessments (R.T.V.A), plus Cannabis Security Plans &Consultations
  • Security Operation Command (S.O.C) for monitoring facilities
  • Robust Site, Facility, or Residential Security
  • Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Training

It’s More Than Just a Store

Aside from the regular job requirements of patrolling stores and keeping an eye on the perimeters of a CRB, our team is also trained to provide protection in other situations as well.

That’s because we recognize that running a cannabis store doesn’t just mean standing in a store and selling. Running a business like this also means ordering new product, inventory counting, product transportation, money deposits, etc.

Safety isn’t just needed in the store; it’s needed at the bank, in the parking lot, during transportation, etc. With all of these potential risks for harm, theft or threats, we’ve prepared our team to perform in all situations.

Time to Get Technical

What sets our cannabis security plan apart from all the rest, is the fact that we don’t just offer the muscle and strength you need to keep potential threats at bay.

In addition to being trained for protection, our team is also trained in the technical aspects of your business. That’s because if your business isn’t following the regulations laid down by the state and the Bureau of Cannabis Control (CBB), you’re in just as much danger as if you kept your store doors unlocked at night.

To help, our special security unit has been educated in all of the rules and regulations laid down by the law, as well as any of the laws that pertain to Fresno. Some of the most common things we’ll look out for in your CRB include:

  • Proper video surveillance systems throughout the property
  • Proper identification badges worn by your employees at all times
  • Log books to keep track of employee entrance into specific rooms, etc.

By having all of this knowledge, we can easily point store owners to any potential problems that might put them at risk of a suspension or closure. Some surprise audits leave business owners in shambles, but our special security team is focused on keeping business owners afloat in Fresno.

The combination of physical safety, and safety from closure makes our team one of the best in the business.

Consult With Us!

We want your business to be just as successful as you hope it to be, and that makes us a perfect team. Our goal is to keep our business owners safe, and their operations thriving for years to come.

With that in mind, our security guards offer consultations to CRB throughout California. With a consultation, we can learn about the ins and outs of your business, and get an idea of how you want it to run when you open.

Once we have all of this in mind, we can begin to look for any potential threats or risks that your office is potentially being exposed to. We can make suggestions going forward, and remind you of any regulations that you’re not following.

A risk management plan can be put into play after this, where we will input all of the services we feel your business would benefit from. The goal is never to make you pay for something you don’t need; rather, we seek to genuinely help CRB that want to become a safe and integral part of their city.

If you want your business to thrive in this industry, our special services division is up for the challenge. No CRB is the same as another, as we’ll create a comprehensive security plan that is best-suited to your needs.