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The Cannabis Industry is Growing up and CSI is here to protect your company during the industry evolution.

Whether you are in the Marijuana, Hemp, or Ancillary areas of the industry, you will find that CSI is a leader when it comes to navigating the complexity of compliance in the highly regulated cannabis industry, all while managing risk. We are committed to using our quality controls and methodology to give you confidence of stability and sustainability throughout your supply chain. Reputation and adherence to regulations is critical to the success of any Cannabis brand and CSI brings expertise in supporting regulated industries.

Why do so many organizations trust CSI?

CSI’s objective in the Cannabis industry is to assist government agencies, establishments and other stake holders in vetting out individuals and entities that may be adverse to the industry through comprehensive background screening.

The effectiveness of CSI’s programs is rooted in our investigative orientation and security consulting background. In a field dominated by inexpensive and incomplete database generated information, CSI continues to emphasize the importance of investigative and analytic skills. CSI’s investigations utilize meaningful methodologies and techniques conducted by Cannabis screening specialists experienced at extracting, analyzing, and synthesizing sensitive information. They are supported by court-level record searches and comprehensive database information, due diligence tools, and a network of professional researchers. Our Cannabis screening specialists assess the validity of the information they obtain, not merely report it, to deliver insight beyond information.

The Cannabis Industry is entering a new chapter of regulations from the Federal Level all the way down to the municipality level. The industry is a melting pot of traditional business professionals, reformed illicit participants and patient enterprise owners. The current banking challenges result in private industry funding and non-traditional partnerships.

The need for trust in this highly regulated industry can mean the difference between profits and losses or even criminal charges. The main fear of legislators as they approach the future of this industry is diversion. CSI is committed to providing accurate thorough background information to assist in making licensing, partnership and employment decisions.

CSI’s Cannabis programs are designed to address:

  • State and Individual Licensing
  • Adult/Recreational Use
  • Medical Use
  • Hemp
  • Employment Checks
  • Suitability Standards
  • Ongoing Monitoring
  • Fingerprint Follow Up
  • Social Media Screening
  • Ancillary Services
  • Entity Searches
  • Due Diligence
  • Security Consulting

  • CSI works with License Issuing Authorities to screen license applicants and verify equity status eligibility.
  • CSI works with Departments of Agriculture to ensure Hemp license background screen approaches are consistent with the Federal Farm Bill and USDA requirements.

  • CSI works with Governments and License Holders to ensure Adult Use license holders build sustainable teams with a focus on consumer safety, attrition reduction, and expertise.
  • Applicants and Investors can move forward with confidence and build lasting relationships after CSI conducted screening.
  • Many States require that license equity holders have no more that a certain % of interest in another marijuana license. CSI can help Government Agencies do the due diligence needed to ensure that statutory requirements are adhered to.
  • Many States require that recommending Physicians do not have interest in a licensed dispensary/distribution center. CSI can help Government Agencies do the due diligence needed to ensure that statutory requirements are adhered to.

  • CSI works with Governments and License Holders to ensure Medical Marijuana license holders build sustainable teams with a focus on consumer safety, attrition reduction, and expertise.
  • Applicants and Investors can move forward with confidence and build lasting relationships after CSI conducted screening.
  • Many states require that license equity holders have no more than a certain % of interest in another marijuana license. CSI can help Government Agencies do the due diligence needed to ensure that statutory requirements are adhered to.
  • Many states require that recommending physicians do not have interest in a licensed dispensary/distribution center. CSI can help Government Agencies do the due diligence needed to ensure that statutory requirements are adhered to.
  • CSI ensures that companies can have confidence that their employees execute service with integrity as they interact with patients and other vulnerable communities in a medical environment.

  • From Seed to Sale Hemp Cannabinoid companies can utilize CSI screening data to make employment and partnership decisions throughout the supply chains.
  • CSI verifies credentials and certifications such as GAP, GMP, Chemistry Degrees, etc. for producers and partners throughout the supply chain.
  • CSI understands that the emerging Hemp Building industry requires the vetting of contractors and other producers as clients navigate the code enforcement and State regulatory processes.

  • CSI has 45 years of experience in background screening, employment verification, and drug screening (both with and without the THC assay test).
  • We now have automated document notarization within our onboarding flow.
  • With CSI, you can send automated invitation for screening form and save on Human Resources FTE hours spent internally.
  • We automate drug screening process and are connected with X number of laboratory locations throughout the United States.

CSI will work directly with your leadership and Human Resources team to develop your criteria for recruiting a high performing, dependable, and carefully vetted team.

CSI partners with our clients to ensure that you stay compliant with Federal and State Regulations. (ex 1.: We will flag a Hemp Industry producer that gets a controlled substance conviction post license issue/employment which would violate the Federal Farm Bill, ex 2: we will monitor to ensure that you have immediate notification of an employee being added to the Sex Offender registry).

CSI will follow the process from fingerprinting to background screen data review.

CSI has ala carte services to flag any suspicious and safety jeopardizing posts on social media for applicants and current employees.

  • Select ancillary vendors with confidence when using our vetting strategies
  • Non- plant touching industry participants will have the information needed to ensure that their employees can represent the brand in a way that builds confidence with clients.

Cannabis is a mostly private funded industry, which makes Partner selection so important. CSI can provide the information needed to make good decisions on which entities are aligned with your values and success strategies.

CSI will provide the data needed to evaluate new and potential initiatives through our due diligence searches.

CSI works with Government Agencies, Applicants, and License Holders to develop intricate yet simple and thorough Security Protocols to ensure the safety of assets, employees, and consumers.

As more States are rolling out Equity provisions in regulations, there is an increase in post license issue challenges and litigation related to the authenticity of the Equity status of applicants. CSI can provide accurate conviction history and residence history to ensure that Equity licenses are issued to deserving applicants in compliance with state legislation.

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