On March 1, the Cannabis ISAO hosted a virtual Cannabis Security Town Hall to discuss ongoing issues related to physical security within the cannabis industry, as well as to examine how to foster a more collaborative partnership between the industry and law enforcement in order to to facilitate safer businesses and the communities in which they serve.

Topics covered include:

  • Effective relations with law enforcement
  • Private sector-led information sharing
  • Incident tracking
  • Armed vs Unarmed guards
  • Best “bang for your buck” security measures
  • Civil forfeiture
  • State level Organized Retail Crime Task Forces
  • Cannabis Security & Community Safety Working Group

The session was hosted by Cannabis ISAO Executive Director, Ben Taylor with the follow panelists:

Terry Blevins– CEO, Armaplex Security

Alphonso “Tucky” Blunt Jr.– Owner, Blunts and Moore

Debby Goldsberry– CCO, Hi Fidelity

Lt. Jeffrey Thomason– Oakland Police Department

Here is the recording for the Cannabis Security Town Hall!