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Cannabis Security Requirements: Florida

DEM360 has planned and implemented systems in the following cities in the state of Florida:

  • Tallahassee (2 sites)
  • Gainesville
  • Longwood
  • North Point
  • North Beach
  • South Beach
  • Hollywood
  • Port St. Lucie
  • West Palm
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Lutz
  • Lehigh Acres
  • Kissimmee (2 retail locations)
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • Miami (Berg Road)
  • Alachua
  • San Falesco

Total Facilities in FL under DEM360 Cannabis Security Planning: 19

DEM360 has created a summarized finding of the state regulations for Florida’s specific to the security requirements. The main focus of each security summary emphasizes access control, alarm system requirements, and video surveillance. This is not the entirety of the state requirements. To review your specific states requirements, please visit… or contact the state agency directly.

Access Control Requirements

  • Secure every entrance to the establishment so that access to areas containing marijuana is restricted to employees and others permitted by the marijuana establishment to access the area and to agents of the commission or state and local law enforcement officers and emergency personnel;
  • Prohibit keys, if applicable, from being left in the locks, or stored or placed in a location accessible to persons other than specifically authorized personnel.

Alarm System Requirements

  • To ensure the safety and security of premises where the cultivation, processing, storing, or dispensing of marijuana occurs, and to maintain adequate controls against the diversion, theft, and loss of marijuana or marijuana delivery devices, a medical marijuana treatment center shall:
  • Maintain a fully operational security alarm system that secures all entry points and perimeter windows and is equipped with motion detectors; pressure switches; and duress, panic, and hold-up alarms; and

Video Surveillance Requirements

  • Maintain a video surveillance system that records continuously 24 hours a day and meets the following criteria:
  • Cameras are fixed in a place that allows for the clear identification of persons and activities in controlled areas of the premises. Controlled areas include grow rooms, processing rooms, storage rooms, disposal rooms or areas, and point-of-sale rooms.
  • Cameras are fixed in entrances and exits to the premises, which shall record from both indoor and outdoor, or ingress and egress, vantage points.
  • Recorded images must clearly and accurately display the time and date.
  • (IV) Retain video surveillance recordings for at least 45 days or longer upon the request of a law enforcement agency.

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Interested or Have Questions?

Interested in learning more about DEM360’s cannabis security program? Have a question related to your facility planning or state requirements? Count on DEM360 to give you the right answers and insights.

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