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3 Reasons ID Scanning is Crucial for Successful Dispensary Operation

ID scanning isn’t just for bars and nightclubs; dispensaries can benefit from it as well. It will streamline their operations and ensure that dispensaries are compliant with state and local law.

Tracking Amount of Marijuana Purchased Each Day

Certain states such as Oregon require that dispensaries cannot sell more than 7 grams of flower (on four immature plants) to an individual in a day. For this reason, dispensaries must have a way to track how much they are selling. This is where ID scanning can help. ID scanning applications such as VeriScan make it easy to note the amount of marijuana a customer has purchased and will time stamp this transaction when the ID is scanned. All of this information can easily be accessed and exported should law enforcement ever require it.

Passing Compliance Checks

While many states don’t require dispensaries to use an ID scanner, certain cities such as Aurora, CO require proof of age with an ID scanner. The first violation of selling to a minor can constitute a $3,500 fine or 5 days with a suspended license. A second offense can merit a 30 day license suspension where as a third offense of selling to a minor within a year time frame can cause a dispensary to lose their license. Whether a city requires you to use an ID scanner or not, it is worth it to prevent losing thousands of dollars, or worse, your business. On MarijuanaVenture.com, enforcement chief for the Liquor and Cannabis Control Board, Justin Nordhorn, states, “Door security staff read so many IDs during the course of their shift, they can fall prey to complacency.” The use of ID scanners eliminates the chance to be complacent.

ID scanners are also valuable when it comes to compliance checks with the State Liquor & Cannabis Board. ID scanning applications such as VeriScan or WizzForms will time stamp an ID scan and displays the age of the buyer should the board ever ask for proof that adequate effort was made to verify a buyer’s age.

Automating Restricted/Limited Access Visitor Processing

According to Rule M233 of Colorado’s Medical Code for dispensaries, those not licensed to be in certain areas of a dispensary are required to wear a badge which then must be submitted to the state. Visitors in a restricted access or limited access area are required to wear such badges. ID scanning solutions such as this one, can be paired with a simple badge printer such as the Dymo 450 to print badges upon the scan of the ID with the information required by the state.

Whether as a dispensary you want to streamline your customer processing or ensure compliance, ID scanning will make a positive impact on your bottom line.