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Cannabis Security Requirements: Michigan

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

  • Battle Creek

Total Facilities in MI under DEM360 Cannabis Security Planning: 1

DEM360 has created a summarized finding of the state regulations for Michigan’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,9306,7-386-83994-454548--,00.html or contact the state agency directly.

Access Control Requirements

  • A licensee shall securely lock the cannabis facility, including all interior rooms, windows, and points of entry and exits with commercial-grade, nonresidential door locks.
  • During hours of operation, store all medical marijuana in established restricted access areas accessible only to authorized employees. The minimum number of dispensary employees necessary for efficient operations shall be in the restricted access area.

Alarm System Requirements

  • A licensee shall maintain an alarm system at the marijuana facility. Upon request, a licensee shall make available to the department all information related to the alarm system, monitoring, and alarm activity.
  • A duress alarm, which for purposes of this rule means a silent security alarm system signal generated by the entry of a designated code into an arming station to signal that the alarm user is being forced to turn off the system;
  • A panic alarm, which for purposes of this section, means an audible security alarm system signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a life threatening or emergency requiring a law enforcement response;
  • A holdup alarm, which for purposes of this section, means a silent alarm signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a robbery in progress.

Video Surveillance Requirements

  • A licensee shall have a video surveillance system that, at a minimum, consists of digital or network video recorders, cameras capable of meeting the recording requirements in this rule, video monitors, digital archiving devices, and a color printer capable of delivering still photos.
  • The licensee shall ensure the video surveillance system does all the following:
  • Records at a minimum the following areas: Any areas where cannabis products are weighed, packed, stored, loaded, and unloaded for transportation, prepared, or moved within the marihuana facility Limited-access areas and security rooms. Transfers between rooms must be recorded. The entrances and exists to the building must be recorded from both indoor and outdoor vantage points. The areas of entrance and exit between marihuana facilities at the same location if applicable, including any transfers between marihuana facilities. Point of sale areas where cannabis products are sold and displayed for sale.
  • Records at all times images effectively and efficiently of the area under surveillance with sufficient resolution.
  • A licensee shall install each camera so that it is permanently mounted and in a fixed location. Each camera must be placed in a location that allows the camera to clearly record activity occurring within 20 feet of all points of entry and exit on the marihuana facility, and allows for the clear and certain identification of any person, including facial features, and activities, including sales or transfers, in all areas required to be recorded under these rules.
  • A licensee shall have cameras that record continuously 24 hours per day and recorded images must clearly and accurately display the time and date.
  • A licensee must secure the physical media or storage device on which surveillance recordings are stored in a manner to protect the recording from tampering or theft.
  • A licensee shall keep surveillance recordings for a minimum of 14 days, except for in instances of investigation or inspection by the department, through its investigators, agents, auditors, or the state police, in which case the licensee shall retain the recordings until such time as the department notifies the licensee that the recordings may be destroyed.

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