Security and Safety
We recognize the need to insure that our storefront and surrounding premises are free of adverse incidents. As such we pledge to:
- Full camera surveillance of facility interiors and surrounding premises
- 24-hour alarm system and security personal at the site operated by an independent company
- A minimum of one California licensed security guard always at the premises 24 hours per day.
- Staff and security will constantly monitor parking lot and exterior to discourage loitering, crime, and any consumption of medicine in the vicinity
- Lighting will illuminate interior of suite, façade, parking lot, and immediate surrounding area
- All employees must pass strict background check
- Only members with current and valid recommendations shall be allowed into the cooperative
- Medicine stored in safe while closed
- Zero Tolerance Policy with Members regarding Rules and Regulations
Data Supports Non Adverse Effects of Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Dispensaries on Neighborhoods
- 01/2015 – MMJ Outlets not Linked to Crime:
- Exploring the ecological association between crime and medical marijuana dispensaries. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73(4), 523–530. Available at: http://www.jsad.com/doi/full/10.15288/jsad.2012.73.523
- 02/2014 – University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs finds arguments against MMJ dispensaries negatively impacting Neighborhoods groundless.
- MMJ Centers Do Not qualify as locally undesirable land uses in Neighborhoods: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02723638.2014.881018#preview
- 02/2013 – UCLA Study finds Security of Medical Marijuana facilities may reduce crime:
- Study: Pot Shop Security Could Reduce Crime – UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs: http://luskin.ucla.edu/news/school-public-affairs/study-pot-shop-security-could-reduce-crime
- 03/2014 – University of Texas Program of Criminology finds reduction in violent crime and property damage for regions with Medical Marijuana Laws.
- The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on Crime: Evidence from State Panel Data, 1990-2006: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0092816