MJSG is aware of both the similarities and differences that exist within each state’s cannabis environment. Our consulting process begins with identifying each client’s unique challenges within their perspective medicinal and/or recreational cannabis markets. Together we then define the scope of work for each phase of the consultancy project. We then proceed with a detailed planning process, known as the MJ Six-Phase Security Process, to provide security related deliverables and\or each area of the Cannabis business.


PHASE ONE- Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

  • Perform assessments of grow houses and dispensaries
  • Conduct All-Hazards/Adversary Threat Assessment
  • Perform CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Create Gap Compliance Matrix to ensure project security is compliant
  • Create a Threat Spectrum illustrating the likelihood of attack versus impact of such attack
  • Create Design Basis Threats (DBTs) and Attack Probability Models
  • Review all architect blueprints and engineering drawings
  • Provide final assessment report

PHASE TWO- Security Design

  • Annotate drawings and work directly with client’s general contractor, architects, and MPE as needed
  • Select and standardize security equipment
  • Write RFPs for security equipment
  • Interview, vet, and select security equipment vendors (CCTV, alarms, access controls, etc.)
  • Award vendors
  • Complete package with drawings to general contractor, architects, and MPE

PHASE THREE- Monitor and Supervise Installation

  • Monitor and advise on equipment installations
  • Test and validate cyber installations
  • Review changes as necessary
  • Interview, vet, and select security service providers (guards, transportation companies, alarm monitoring, etc.)

PHASE FOUR- Validate System

  • Internally evaluate security system
  • Conduct third-party “red team” of security system
  • Train security staff on implemented SOPs and response protocols
  • Develop and test protocols for vehicle transport and high-threat scenarios
  • Make adjustments as necessary

PHASE FIVE- Review Emergency Response Plans and SOPs

  • Review, write and revise ERPs and SOPs
  • Test plans through tabletop exercises and other events
  • Establish liaison program with first responders and other key stakeholders

PHASE SIX- Provide On-Going Maintenance and On-Call Services

  • Provide on-call advisory services
  • Conduct quarterly security audits on facilities
  • Provide necessary employee training
  • Conduct on-going background checks on employees
  • Maintain law enforcement and other key stakeholder relationships

Once MJSG has completed its scope of work with our client, we make sure that all the original issues identified have been solved, (to the client’s satisfaction) and then we implement ongoing maintenance and migration strategies to keep their business safe and secure.

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