Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is providing free on-site security assessments for cannabis retailers

February 6, 2023 — The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has expanded its contract with security management firm Setracon, Inc. to provide voluntary, free of charge, on-site security assessments of individual cannabis retailers across Washington State.

Security Assessments Expand Statewide
Following reports of violent break-ins and an LCB-led retail safety forum in March of 2022, the LCB initially contracted with Setracon, Inc. in May of 2022 for retail stores in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties. This program will now expand to serve cannabis retailers statewide. Setracon provided initial assessments to 32 retail stores, and the LCB is excited to widen the scope of the program to any cannabis retailer in Washington State.

Security Assessments Goal
Participation is completely voluntary. The goal is to create a positive process to manage security risks at each individual establishment.

Among the services Setracon, Inc. will provide include:

  1. Working with retailers to assess potential security risks;
  2. Review criminal threats facing the retailer;
  3. Evaluate and document present mitigations and suggest solutions for improvement;
  4. Providing retailers with a report of findings.

Sign-Up Process
Retailers interested in a security assessment can sign up on the Setracon website. Participants will need to sign a waiver in order to register, as well as provide the following information:

  • Name of Store:
  • Full Address:
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Point of contact Name for the visit:
  • Point of contact Email address:
  • Point of contact Telephone number:

About Setracon, Inc.
Tacoma-based Setracon, Inc. is committed to providing subject matter expertise, consulting, training, and information management services to align risk, resilience, and security solutions with organizational strategies and goals. Due to its industry knowledge, detailed reports, a focus on excellence, collaborative attitude, and a strong reputation for customer service, Setracon enjoys long-term loyalty from many of its clients.

If you have any questions related to the cannabis industry in Washington State, contact one of our attorneys at Gleam Law.