Up until 2012, marijuana for recreational marijuana use was illegal. Now it is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, with an annual revenue of $25 billion and growing! But while cannabis is such a lucrative vertical, recreational use still remains illegal in some states, and in others, daily purchasing limits remain heavily regulated.
What is Looping and Smurfing?
Looping and smurfing are very similar, with the difference being in the purchase locations. They are both intended to circumvent the daily purchasing limits by use of creative methods. Both of these methods exploit a “loophole” in the law. Cannabis sellers use looping to acquire amounts of product beyond the legal limits for resale in states or countries where cannabis is still illegal, or to resell on the black market.
Looping is done by making several trips to the same dispensary in the same day. The customers will go in, purchase the desired products, checkout and leave. Upon leaving, they wait a short period of time and return to the same dispensary and repeat the process.
Smurfing is done in a very similar way, with the key difference being a rotation of dispensaries. Again, these patrons will visit a dispensary, buy the desired products, check out, and leave. But, instead of re-entering the same dispensary, they go to another dispensary and repeat the process.
The Risk of Noncompliance
One of the most recent high-profile cases of noncompliance was back in 2017 with Sweet Leaf. It was discovered that executives were allowing the budtenders to completely overlook these transgressions while allowing some customers to make purchases up to 40 times per day. While the charges against the budtenders were dropped, they were still required to perform community service. As for the executives and higher-up employees, they lost all 26 of their licenses, fined $2 million, banned from the industry for 15 years, with an additional $8.8 million tacked on for unpaid rent fees on the commercial properties. Several former executives were also sentenced to time in prison due to allowing almost 2.5 tons of marijuana to make it to the black market.
How to Protect Your Business
Compliance can be an extremely simple process. All it requires is a few extra seconds with each customer, and a trusted ID Scanner For Dispensaries. With the appropriate hardware and software combination, it all but ensures your business remains compliant.
The appropriate scanner uses a series of lighting checks to check for embedded security features such as holograms and watermarks to help prevent the use of fake IDs. By scanning a customer’s ID upon dispensary entry and/or purchase your dispensary will have an accurate record of each time a customer has entered the premises. When integrated with your cannabis POS system, each ID scan can also be associated with a purchase. VeriScan software includes setup for automatic alerting when customers have reached their daily purchase limit according to your state’s unique laws.
If you’re worried about certain privacy retention laws (PII), don’t worry, because we factored that into our software as well. Based on the regulations of your state, the storage of customer data can be adjusted to ensure compliance on that front as well.
Trying to navigate such a rapidly changing industry can seem tricky, but luckily we have some of the best Cannabis compliance experts in the game. Schedule a call today to see how IDScan.net can help your dispensary remain compliant and protect from looping.
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As a business owner, not only do you have a moral obligation to, but also a legal obligation to to ensure you’re not selling age restricted products to minors. It seems simple, just put an “Are you over 18 or 21?” button on your website right? Wrong! Just having this button in place does not actually verify age, meaning your business might not be in compliance with the law.
Regulations Based on Industry
What are some of the most common e-commerce age verification purchases being made online?
To buy or sell vapes online or other e-cigarettes and tobacco products is extremely common, but you have to be at least 21 to purchase. However, a study by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that in North Carolina, minors were successfully purchasing these age restricted products without any age verification an astounding 95% of the time.
Similar requirements are in place to sell cannabis online. Buyers must be at least 21 years old to purchase cannabis. However, it is a little trickier to successfully purchase marijuana as a minor because upon delivery (if that is available in your state), you must present an ID for inspection before the goods are handed off to you.
For online alcohol purchases, you again have to be 21, but that doesn’t stop teens trying to buy a drink. An article published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine found that 45% of alcohol purchase attempts made by underage persons were successful, even despite using their real ID. That leads to a whole other compliance issue, but for now, we are focused on the online aspect of things. As a business owner, do you know how to sell wine online will remaining compliant with state and federal laws? Age verification can help.
One final major industry where age verification is key, online gambling. You are supposed to be 21 to legally gamble, but that hasn’t stopped the children of the internet age. A study found that between 4-8% of youth between the ages of 12-17 years old have a “very serious gambling problem”, while 10-15% more are at risk of developing a gambling addiction. While in person gambling is strictly regulated, the online version is a little murkier. Due to the anonymity and ease of access of online gambling, it has become very easy for minors to gamble if they so desire.
How Can You Remain Compliant Using E-Commerce Age Verification Methods?
Based on your industry, there are a number of precautions you can take to ensure compliance. An easy one is to scan an ID for age verification upon delivery of an age restricted product. A more secure, but still relatively easy method is to add an age verification button to your website. Now, you might think, “I already have one”, but if you’re not taking extra steps past the simple click of a button, your business isn’t truly verifying the age of your customers. This is where IDScan.net comes into the picture.
Adding that little button asking if the customer is older than 21 is a great first step, but what comes next? Our software can be quickly and easily integrated into your existing platform to require that your customers are sent a text message where they can scan their ID, as well as take a selfie that is then analyzed via AI technology to help verify your customer’s age. Our facial recognition technology, anti-spoofing checks, and liveness checks, combined with the physical ID photo that is uploaded, can quickly and easily verify age and ensure your business is taking the proper steps needed to remain compliant.
Here at IDScan.net we are constantly testing and teaching our AI to help ensure security and compliance of the highest standard. To learn more about how our solutions can be integrated into your business or about ID Scanning Laws in your state, please visit our website, or set up an appointment with one of our industry experts.
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The protection of one’s personal information is a touchy subject, especially when it comes to cannabis. Although legal in 35 states, it is still not legal at the federal level, and many employers still drug test for THC. For these reasons, many dispensary customers are concerned about retention and sharing of their personal information.
We frequently see Reddit threads asking for clarification on why dispensaries scan their ID and/or record their personal information:
As experts in dispensary ID scanning, and data retention policies, we want to clear up misconceptions, put consumers’ minds at ease, and share our knowledge about best practices for age verification for dispensaries. So what happens when your ID is scanned while purchasing cannabis or cannabis related products?
First, the answer depends on whether the cannabis you’re purchasing (or dispensary you’re visiting) is recreational use or medical use. Most states have different regulations and governing bodies for medical and recreational marijuana.
Data Privacy for Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries
As for recreational use, things get a bit tricky, and it often varies on a state by state basis with some states banning the sharing of personal information with the government entirely. All states require age verification of consumers before cannabis purchase, and three states (Nevada, Illinois, and New Jersey) require that age verification be performed digitally, using an ID scanner, to better detect fake IDs.
Currently, New Jersey is the only state we are aware of that requires that audit logs be shared with the state NJCRC. However, these audit logs contain no PII except for date of birth, so they could not be used to identify a specific customer or purchase at a New Jersey dispensary.
So while all states have very strict track-and-trace rules for chain of custody on the cannabis products that are sold, 0 states actually require any retention of PII on customers that enter the premises.
States such as Illinois, Montana, and California all have set limits for retention of PII, from Illinois (where no PII can be retained from an ID scan), to Montana (where data can be retained for up to 180 days). These states are taking active measures to ensure PII is regularly removed from the system, and that privacy of cannabis purchasers is a priority for dispensaries.
The other main reason that dispensaries gather your personal information is to ensure you stay within the legal purchase limits, which vary by state. By scanning your ID and storing your personal information in a general system for a short amount of time, it ensures that both you and the business are protected from exceeding your daily maximum. For dispensaries with multiple locations they will likely share your purchase amount with a centralized database to combat looping. However, this information is stored securely inside the cannabis retailer’s POS or customer tracking system. It is not integrated or uploaded to any government databases.
For dispensaries, if they are found to be violating daily maximum laws they can be fined, or even lose their license. So tracking daily maximums for each customer is crucial. Owners of a Colorado dispensary were sentenced to prison in 2019 for looping that allowed more than 2.5 tons of marijuana to hit the black market.
Whether or not the business is digitally scanning, they are likely still entering your information into their CRM or database for the purpose of internal marketing. The dispensary market is highly competitive, and sending marketing emails, SMS messages, or even direct-mail coupons, can help retain customers. By creating a customer profile and tracking your purchase habits, the company has a better chance of selling more to you in the future.
Data Privacy for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Data privacy and retention for medical marijuana vary by state.
Most states, such as Florida, have a Medical Marijuana Registry, which is used to issue a Medical Marijuana Card that includes a photo ID that is physically sent as part of the registration process. This card must be shown to gain entry to dispensaries (and in some cases swiped). However, because these HIPAA records are legally required to be kept private, thus protecting personal information related to prescribed cannabis purchase. To get a medical marijuana card, you must receive a recommendation from a certified physician upon diagnosis of a qualifying condition, and then apply with their government entity.
The following states issue medical marijuana cards and have centralized databases of all eligible patients, and do not offer recreational marijuana (and therefore no ability for legal purchase without sharing PII with the government).
Louisiana is another example of a medical-only state, but one that does not use cards, or have a centralized database of any kind. After assessment by a physician, the recommendation may be made for cannabis to be part of your treatment plan. The doctor will then send the recommendation to a dispensary, thus allowing the patient to purchase medical marijuana – similar to the way a pharmacy works for prescription pills. The only records of the cannabis prescription and purchase are with the prescribing physician and the dispensary.
Because the vast majority of insurance companies do not cover prescribed cannabis, they do not hold any records for the prescription or coverage for the product. So there is less opportunity for a paper trail than other prescriptions where the insurance company will also hold a detailed record.
As many states legalize recreational cannabis, the need for stringent medical marijuana programs lessens, and fewer patients utilize the more stringent model of verification and product purchase. So if staying off of any government lists or databases is important you may want to forego a cannabis prescription and purchase via recreational channels.
The short answer to the question of whether or not recreational dispensaries are sharing your information with the government is: no. Why are we so confident?
No state Cannabis Control Board requires that dispensaries share PII on their customers.
Many state Cannabis Control Boards specifically require that dispensaries dump PII and/or require reasonable measures to ensure privacy of their customers.
There is no federal Cannabis Control organization, and states do not share data between them.
There is no mechanism or format for collection of customer information that could be readily exported and shared with any government or private entity.
The largest POS systems are configured to save information that is relevant to customer loyalty and marketing.
So don’t worry: your cannabis purchases are not being tracked at either the state or federal level, and even if your favorite dispensary scans your ID, they are simply verifying your age and streamlining the creation of your customer profile. No PII is exported or shared with the government.
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While today, businesses can perform a visual inspection of the ID, with bill A360 every seller of tobacco products must utilize “enhanced control methods such as using scanning technology or another software based program that can verify the customer’s age.” This means some sort of scanner that can read and parse the 2D barcode, and perform front and back matching.
This means that every gas station, liquor store, casino, grocery store, or any establishment that sells tobacco products (including vapes) will need to employ a scanner that is hooked up to software capable of reading IDs and detecting fake IDs.
The penalties for an employee or agent of a licensee violating the law are as follows:
For the first and second violation within a 24 month period at the same premises, the licensee must be issued a warning.
For the third violation within a 24 month period at the same premises, the licensee is liable for a civil penalty of $500.
For the fourth violation within a 24 month period at the same premises, the licensee is liable for a civil penalty of $1,250.
For the fifth and any subsequent violation within a 24 month period at the same premises, the licensee is liable for a civil penalty of $2,500.
Who must comply
The regulations don’t just apply to in person purchases, but online ones as well. Any establishment selling or distributing tobacco, tobacco products, cigarettes, e-cigarettes or other vaping products via computer, telephone, or other electronic system must perform an age verification through an independent, third party age verification service that has the capability to compare the customer’s information with any records that may be available to the public in order to verify age. The method of shipping must also require a signature from the person over 18 years of age before the items may be released to the customer.
IDScan.net offers a variety of options that can help your business remain compliant with this new law, and we have listed some of the best options below.
The M260 is perfect for those establishments with limited countertop space. This compact scanner allows for the user to either insert or swipe the ID, depending on the user’s needs. Powered via cord, you never have to worry about a dead scanner in the middle of rush hour. This scanner is perfect for those establishments that don’t get a ton of international clients since it only scans 2D Barcodes and MSRs, and are looking for a lower cost option.
The M500 is perfect for any establishment that needs authentication, other third-party checks, or offers age-restricted vending. The scanner has a motorized side load design that allows you to quickly and precisely check IDs. This unit is also powered via cord, so again, you never have to worry about this unit running out of battery life in the middle of peak hours. This ID scanner is the best option for those wanting the most accurate verification possible of scanned IDs.
This ID scanner includes full-color ID scans with the built in 600 dpi camera and magstripe reader allowing for proper authentication or third party checks. The only con for this ID scanner is the size. The E-Seek M500 is a relatively large unit that will need a table to sit on during use, so it might not be the best choice for those establishments looking for a portable ID scanner.
The newest product in our fleet, the IDWare Falcon is perfect for those establishments that offer delivery options because it has an agreement section built in, which is perfect for the required signature upon delivery being implemented with this new bill. This tablet sized ID scanner is not just a scanner, but has the visitor management aspect built right in for those establishments that desire said feature. The Falcon can either be portable or mounted on a stand, and if it is on the stand, patrons can just hold their ID under the built-in scanner for quick and easy verification. This scanner can be used on or offline which makes it the perfect option for those in the field making deliveries.
The IDWare Falcon has a whopping 8 LCD inch screen, and the built-in scanner is able to read 1D and 2D barcodes, PDF417, NFC and MRZs. This makes it especially good for those businesses that get a lot of international visitors that may not have a United States driver’s license.
Above are three solid options for establishments, looking to stay compliant at the start of the New Year, but if none of those suit your needs, we have plenty of other ID scanners for you to choose from. Be sure to talk with one of our industry experts so that they can help guide you to make the perfect decision. We also have a Nevada AB360 ID Scanner Bundle which includes everything you need in one purhase.
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The bar and nightclub industry is intoxicating, and ever changing. In the post-Covid era the industry is facing new challenges. Like most industries, bars, nightclubs, pubs, and entertainment venues have had to make a many changes to ensure the health and safety of their patrons. This includes a transition to touchfree or contactless solutions.
For bars and clubs, this transition to new technology and processes starts at the door , when security checks the ID of every patron. Instead of manual handling, and visual inspection by a bouncer, the best ID scanner for bar will allow for limited physical contact, near-instant age verification, and some level of fake ID detection and ID authentication.
ID scanners and ID scanning solutions can help the bar and nightclub industry in a variety of ways:
Mere presence of an ID scanner for nightclub can help deter troublesome patrons and scammers, and decrease crime by more than 50%.
ID scanners for bars help speed up lines and bar entry be reducing the time needed to examine each ID.
Faster lines and more accurate scanning lead to reduced labor costs, and less security staff.
Specialty hardware and software can detect fake IDs, helping keep minors out!
Many states offer affirmative defense for ID scanning. If you scan the guest’s ID, you are not liable for serving an underage patron, or any trouble they might get into because of alcohol served at your bar.
ID scanners for bars and nightclubs often come with an accompanying visitor management solution, that can help your management keep track of visitors, track loyal customers, and manage lists such as Banned and VIP.
ID readers require less interaction between your team and your guests. The ID can often be scanned in a contactless or minimal-contact manner, decreasing your team’s exposure to various pathogens.
Below, we identify the best ID scanner for bars, depending on your bar or nightclub’s unique priorities. You can always contact our team to receive custom recommendations that meet your venue’s unique needs.
Best ID Scanner for Bars Who Need A Durable, Handheld ID Scanner
The Panasonic N1 Toughbook is the perfect choice for those establishments that have a high volumes of customers, especially if they need to perform line-busting. It is quick, powerful, and features an all-day battery life, as well as an optional battery booster. This solution is also handheld, so it is easy to take it wherever it is needed. It has a highly-durable design and is frequently used by military and law enforcement. That makes it one of the toughest scanners we offer.
The Panasonic N1 has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, so it is able to be used on or offline, making ideal for areas with poor internet connectivity. The mobile ID scanner also offers an 8-megapixel camera that is able to read MRZs (machine readable zone). When paired with VeriScan software, the Panasonic N1 can perform best-in-class 2D barcode security, making it one of the only handheld ID scanners that is capable of detecting some percentage of fake IDs, in addition to age verification.
The Downside: The Panasonic N1 ID scanner does not have UV/IR/white light scanning capabilities though, so it is not capable of ID authentication.
Best ID Scanner for Bars Who Want to Catch The Vast Majority of Fake IDs
The E-Seek M500 might look familiar if you’ve flown recently. It is the drivers’ license scanner of choice for the TSA. It is perfect for any establishment that needs ID authentication. It performs exceptionally fast UV/IR/white light scanning, 6-image examination of the ID, and has high-powered camera to check against hologram and watermark libraries. This ID scanner includes full-color ID scans with the built in 600 dpi camera and magstripe reader. When paired with ID authentication software, the M500 is capable of catching up to 95% of fake IDs, including sophisticated foreign fake IDs.
The M500 ID scanner has a motorized side-load design that automatically ingests the ID as soon as it is fed into the slot. Powered via cord, you never have to worry about this unit running out of battery life in the middle of peak hours. It is one of the most durable, hardy devices in our inventory and can withstand heavy, near-constantly use. Cleaning is easy and the manufacturer sells an affordable cleaning kit.
The Downside: The M500 is large, desktop-only scanner. It will require connection to a computer with appropriate processing power to perform to its full capabilities. The M500 is also only capable of scanning driver’s licenses and ID cards. It cannot scan passports.
The Best ID Scanner for Bars That Want To Enable Self Check-In
The IDWare Falcon countertop ID scanner is perfect for those establishments that truly want a touch-free solution for guests. This tablet-sized ID and passport scanner is not just a scanner, but has a forward-facing visitor management system. Bars can add waivers and sign-up forms to the check-in process, crucial for states such as Alabama or North Carolina, who require bars to gather membership information.
The IDWare Falcon ID Scanner can be mounted using the lightweight countertop stand, or used as a portable tablet for mobile ID scanning. When on the stand, patrons hold their ID under the auto-focus laser ID scanner for quick and easy ID verification. Like all of our handheld scanners, when paired with VeriScan, basic 2D barcode security checks will help catch some fake IDs with 2D barcode anomalies. This ID scanner can be used on or offline which makes it another great option for those with unreliable Wi-Fi.
The IDWare Falcon has a whopping 8 LCD inch screen, and the built-in scanner is able to read 1D and 2D barcodes, PDF417, NFC and MRZs. This makes it especially good for those bars and nightclubs that get a lot of international visitors that may not have a United States driver’s license.
The Downside: If you are using the IDWare Falcon as a handheld ID scanner, and require recharge, it recharges quite slowly. So don’t forget to plug it in before you leave your bar for the night!
The Best ID Scanner For Bars Who Have A Lot of International Clientele
The Thales AT10K flatbed ID and passport scanner is an ideal choice for bars and nightclubs that want to perform ID authentication and catch 95%+ of fake IDs, but also need to scan passports as part of their business. It features a slim profile, and a flatbed scanner with no moving parts (which means it’s less likely to break!). The AT10K also includes RFID capabilities, which can be useful when scanning passports that contain RFID chips.
The Downside: The AT10K cannot scan both sides of the ID simultaneously. So if you’re looking for rapid scanning and/or image capture, it may not be the ideal ID scanner for your bar or club.
How to choose the right ID scanner for your bar or nightclub
We have recommended four great options for ID scanning at your bar or nightclub, but if none of those suit your needs, we have plenty of other ID scanners for you to choose from.
Be sure to talk with one of our industry experts so that they can help guide you to make the perfect decision. You can also read more in-depth guides on all of our ID scanners in our knowledgebase.
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We work with dispensaries both large and small on a daily basis to help them implement ID scanning strategies that will improve the customer experience, keep them in compliance with state laws, and help them avoid costly fines. Although it isn’t glamorous, age verification and fake ID detection has become a central part of the dispensary tech stack.
1. ID Scanning Helps Avoid Fines
Though they don’t often make the news, we hear from dispensaries daily about fines as high as $150,000 for allowing minors access to age-restricted sections of the store, or allowing cannabis purchase. Most Cannabis Control Boards are regularly secret shopping the licensed dispensaries in their state to ensure they’re checking IDs and keeping minors out.
ID scanning is an easy way to limit your dispensary’s liability in the event that you do inadvertently serve someone who is underage. In fact, some states offer ID scanning as an affirmative defense that specifically releases the retailer from liability if they can prove they used an electronic scanning device.
Every single large MSO has ID scanning technology for this reason. It is cheaper to pay the costs of ID scanning hardware and age verification software up front than it is to pay six-figure fines, or potentially go to court to over sales to a minor. ID scanning to improve your compliance posture is a no-brainer, and in fact, cannabis dispensaries should scan IDs.
2. ID Scanning Allows For Easier Tracking of Daily Maximums
ID scanning applications can sync customer data to a purchase profile, where the amount of cannabis product purchased is tracked. The system can then query this information if the customer returns, and alert the budtender if the customer is at or approaching their daily maximum. The purchase records can also easily be accessed should law enforcement ever require it in the event of a legal dispute over high-quantity cannabis purchase.
3. Syncing ID Scanners Across Multiple Locations Prevents Looping
Just like tracking daily maximums, preventing looping (ie. purchases from multiple stores to circumvent daily maximum limits) can easily be avoided by an integrated ID scanning system. With our dispensary ID scanning solutions, every ID scan is instantly sent into the visitor management system or POS system. Then, if that individual returns and is scanned by another device, the system can flag them for potential looping. Again, storing and tracking this time-stamped data can be immensely helpful in the event of a legal dispute.
4. Enhance Customer Experience
Scanning IDs at the point-of-entry reduces wait times by automating check-in procedures and automatically aggregating customer information into forms.Additionally, certain ID scanning solutions can note preferences and purchase history for a customer’s next visit while identifying VIP customers for elevated service. Your frequent customers or big spenders can be greeted by name, and you can get alerts that they’ve entered the building well before checkout.
5. Handheld ID Readers Can Help With Line Busting
Ever been so busy you had a line out the door? With a portable scanner synced to your large visitor management and CRM/POS system, your security team can simply pick up the scanner and start scanning IDs on-the-go. These scanners work offline and can send data back to your central system when they reconnect to wifi. The convenience of being able to check in guests outside your entryway will allow for smoother operations, and allow you to ensure you capture all the details of every customer who comes to visit.
6. You Can Sync Data From The ID Directly Into Your Point of Sale System
At least you can if you’re using VeriScan! We are fully integrated into Dutchie POS and have webhooks to pull data into Blaze, Flourish, Treez, COVA, IndicaOnline, Dauntless, and several other cannabis POS systems. These are typically the core customer management systems you are using to run your business. Instead of manually typing customer information to these databases, you can simply scan their ID or passport and clean, accurate data populates for you. You can even capture images from the ID, or a picture of the ID itself, creating a richer, searchable customer profile.
The following fields can be pulled from an ID directly into your cannabis POS system:
According to 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. ID scanning solutions can be paired with a simple badge printer to print badges with appropriate information after an ID is scanned.
8. The mere presence of an ID scanner prevent crime
Studies have shown that for bars and nightclubs, the mere presence of an ID scanner can reduce crime up to 54%. Since cannabis retailers are also top targets for criminals, a dispensary that scans IDs and has ID scanning technology at the entrance is going to be a much less attractive target, as the potential thief or fraudster knows they will have to present identity documentation to get inside. You can make yourself a more difficult target just by adding an ID scanner.
9. In some states, ID scanning for dispensaries is law
In Nevada, New Jersey, and Illinois, you must use electronic ID scanning at your dispensary. It is required by their Cannabis Control Boards. So your dispensary can be fined if you do not have a scanning device in place.
Whether or not it’s required, ID scanning at cannabis dispensaries is good for business. Not only does ID scanning ensure compliance with state regulations, it also streamlines the customer experience while keeping the premises secure.
For more information on ID scanning solutions tailored for the cannabis industry, visit IDScan.net.
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