Halloween has always been a fun way to get free candy! Am I right? It was one of my favorite times of the year while growing up. As I got older, I started to hear and read the horror stories that went along with Halloween. People getting robbed or murdered in their own home, because they opened their doors to what they thought was a simple traditional gesture of handing out candy.
From a security stand point, those worries still concern me. Even more so now that we guard a cash only business. I recommend that every store open on halloween, whether it is a legal marijuana shop or a department store, take extra security measures to prevent from being robbed. Let’s find a way to be festive and secure.
As for recreational marijuana retail stores, I recommend you ask your customers to take off their mask or wigs when entering the facility. If they are carrying bags or any other large bags or items, ask to see inside them. It may be intrusive, but assure them it’s for their security and ours. If they refuse to show you inside their bag, then ask them politely to leave their bags in their cars. Again, assure them it’s for their security and yours. Most people will cooperate and completely understand. Take no chances this Halloween. Let’s have fun and be safe!
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