What do you need to know in order to ensure your Marijuana Dispensary is compliant to the necessary security regulations set out for Massachusetts? There are many compliance issues to contend with, it is good to know that there are experts to help ensure your business is ready.

canna business security netwatchHere we outline how the Netwatch Security solution can help you comply with Regulations at Massachusetts Registered Marijuana Dispensary (RMD). These details have been prepared in line with the Department of Public Health’s “Regulation As Approved by the Public Health Council – Last Modified 03.05.18.”


State Regulation 500.101 A (1)

Positively identifying individuals seeking access to the premises of the Marijuana Establishment, or to limit access solely to individuals 21 years of age or older.

The Netwatch System is built around top-quality IP cameras. The 4.8 mega pixel cameras offer clear images. All our cameras have infrared lighting which maintains coverage of the site regardless of the lighting available.


State Regulation 500.101 A (2)

Adopting procedures to prevent loitering and ensure that only individuals engaging in activity expressly or by necessary implication permitted by these regulations and its enabling statute are allowed to remain on the premises.

Once our system is armed a Netwatch intervention specialists can issue live audio warnings when loitering is detected. Thus, dispersing any unwanted individuals.


State Regulation 500.101 A (3)

Disposing of marijuana in accordance with 935 CMR 500.105(L) in excess of the quantity required for normal, efficient operation.

Internal monitoring cameras allow for monitoring to ensure that correct disposal methods are adhered to.


State Regulation 500.101 A (4)

Securing all entrances to the Marijuana Establishment to prevent unauthorized access.

The Netwatch system can be zoned, so that only specified persons can enter secure areas, if an unauthorized person enters an area, Netwatch can visually verify their presence and raise an alarm.


State Regulation 500.101 A (5)

Establishing Limited Access Areas which shall be accessible only to specifically authorized personnel limited to include only the minimum number of employees essential for efficient operation. 

The Netwatch System operates perimeter protection. Once this perimeter is breached an Intervention Specialists is connected to the site and follows the agreed protocol, including live personalized audio warnings to intruders.


State Regulation 500.101 A (6)

Storing all finished marijuana or marijuana products in a secure, locked safe or vault an in such a manner as to prevent diversion, theft and loss.

Internal monitored cameras ensure that correct method are adhered to when it comes to storing marijuana products.


State Regulation 500.101 A (7)

Keeping all safes, vaults, and any other equipment or areas used for the production, cultivation, harvesting, processing or storage of marijuana and marijuana infused products securely locked and protected from entry,

The Netwatch system can be zoned, so that only specified persons can enter secure areas, if an unauthorized person enters an area, Netwatch can visually verify their presence and raise an alarm.


State Regulation 500.101 A (8)

Keeping all safes, vaults, and any other equipment or areas used for the production, cultivation, harvesting, processing or storage of marijuana and marijuana-infused products securely locked and protected from entry, except for the actual time required to remove or replace marijuana.

The Netwatch system can be zoned, so that only specified persons can enter secure areas, if an unauthorized person enters an area, Netwatch can visually verify their presence and raise an alarm.


State Regulation 505.101.A (9)

Keeping all locks and security equipment in good working order.

The Netwatch Managed Service provides on going testing of equipment, scheduled maintenance calls and quick response callouts if there is an issue with equipment.


State Regulation 505.101. A (10)

Prohibiting keys, if any, from being left in the locks or stored or placed in a location accessible to persons other than specifically authorized personnel.

Netwatch can position cameras to monitor the access to this door. We can protect the area and have access verified by Netwatch Communication Hub.


State Regulation 505.101. A (11)

Prohibiting accessibility of security measures, such as combination numbers, passwords or electronic or biometric security systems, to persons other than specifically authorized personnel.

The Netwatch Managed Service offers full Access Control. When the system is installed a member of our operations team will work with the client in order to establish a security protocol. This includes; passwords, as well as facility operating hours.


State Regulation 505.101. A (12)

Ensuring that the outside perimeter of the Marijuana Establishment is sufficiently lit to facilitate surveillance.

The Netwatch System is built around top quality IP cameras. The 3 mega pixel cameras offer clear images. All our cameras have infrared lighting which maintains coverage of the site regardless of the lighting available.


State Regulation 505.101. A (13)

Developing emergency policies and procedures for securing all product following any instance of diversion, theft or loss of marijuana, and conduct an assessment to determine whether additional safeguards are necessary.

When the system is installed a member of our operations team will work with the client in order to establish a security protocol. This includes; passwords, as well as facility operating hours.


State Regulation 505.101. A (14)

Developing sufficient additional safeguards as required by the Commission for Marijuana Establishments that present special security concerns; and Sharing the Marijuana Establishment’s security plan and procedures with local law enforcement and fire services and periodically updating local law 70 enforcement and fire services if the plans or procedures are modified in a material way.

The Netwatch Managed Service provides ongoing testing of equipment, scheduled maintenance calls and quick response callouts if there is an issue with equipment. Our Managed Service solution also offers regular updates as they are developed by the Netwatch R&D department. 


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The Netwatch Canna-Business Team understands the unique requirements of your security needs. We keep up with changing laws and regulations, ensuring we cover all compliance needs for each State.  It is extremely important for companies within Canna business industry to adhere to stringent security regulations, as it is frequently tied to the granting of permits and licenses.

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