The NACB has adopted its National Standards on Security. "In the cannabis industry, the vast majority of cash and product diversion is caused by internal actors," the team with the company explains. "Though state regulations have comprehensive technical requirements for video and alarm systems, they lack strong requirements for policies and procedures that limit attempts by employees, visitors and customers to divert product or cash as well as those that try to surpass legal purchase limitations (otherwise known as looping). The NACB Security Standards are designed to protect consumers and demonstrate to regulators and the public that NACB members operate at the highest levels of ethics and responsibility, especially when it comes to the safety and quality of their products."
According to them, this is the fourth set of National Standards adopted by the NACB, adding to standards relating to Advertising, Packaging and Labeling and Product Integrity. To create each set of standards, the NACB takes input from their members along with government and subject matter experts, in addition to referring to other highly regulated industries. Once drafted and approved by members, the NACB receives feedback that is discussed and considered. After that, the Standard may be revised and finally voted on and adopted by NACB members.
The National Standards on Security include:
- Employee and Visitor Access Control
- Customer Access Control
- Cash Management
- Looping (attempting to exceed legal purchase limitations) and Loitering