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LEXICON 

DICTIONARY

The Ultimate Guide to Cannabis and Security Related Abbreviations

Ever feel like you don’t know what the experts are talking about? Use our ultimate guide of cannabis-related lexicons to figure out what everyone is talking about. As OSS was founded by veterans, we’ve employed the use of lexicons across our organization, so please use this cheat sheat to keep up:

    ABA

     American Banking Association 

    AC

    Armed Courier

    ACRA

    Armored Car Reciprocity Act of 1993

    AML/BSA

    Anti-Money Laundering / Banking Secrecy Act regulations

    AMRB

    Ancillary Marijuana-Related Business

    ATC

    Alternative Treatment Center

    BCC

    Bureau of Cannabis Control

    BSIS

    Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

    CCB

    Cannabis Compliance Board

    CCIA

    California Cannabis Industry Association

    CCP / CCW

    Concealed Carry Permit for weapons / Concealed Carry of Weapons permit

    CCTV

    Closed Circuit Television cameras and monitoring systems

    CHPACC#

    California Highway Patrol Armored Car Certification Number (vehicle registration number for armored cars)

    CHPT#

    California Highway Patrol Transportation Number (vehicle registration number tied to a registered business)

    CIT

    Cash-In Transit

    Cole Memorandum

    US DOJ memorandum issued by Attorney General Cole governing criminal prosecutions related to cannabis

    COR

    Currency Order Request / Change Order Request

    CTR

    Cash Transmittal Record or custody receipt for the transfer of currency

    CU

    Credit Union

    CUP

    Cannabis Use Permit

    DOJ

    Department of Justice

    EDD

    Enhanced Due Diligence

    EIS

    Environmental Impact Study

    FAS

    Field Audit Survey compliance program

    FI

    Financial Institution

    FinCEN

    United States Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

    FIU

    Financial Intelligence Unit within the compliance team of a financial institution

    FSP

    Facility Security Plan

    KYC

    Know Your Customer

    LE

    Law Enforcement

    LEO

    Law Enforcement Officer

    MAUCRSA

    Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act

    MCO

    Motor Courier Operator permit (state-based)

    MCP

    Motor Courier Permit

    MMP

    Medicinal Marijuana Program

    MRB/CRB

    Marijuana-Related Business or Cannabis-Related Business

    MSA

    Master Services Agreement

    MSB

    Money Services Business

    MSO

    Money Services Organization or Multi-state Operator

    MTL

    Money Transmitter License

    NACA

    National Armored Car Association

    NCIA

    National Cannabis Industry Association

    NCUA

    National Credit Union Association 

    Onboarding

    The process utilized by Financial Institutions to evaluate and assess the compliance posture of an MRB seeking a bank account

    OPSEC

    Operational Security or the systematic plans and procedures to keep information and persons confidential and secure

    PACS

    Physical Access Control Systems

    SAFE Banking Act

    Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act

    SAR

    Suspicious Activity Report

    SOP

    Standard Operating Procedure

    SSA

    Site Security Audit

    STSA

    Secure Transportation Services Agreement

    TTP

    Tactics Techniques and Procedures

    USDOT MCO

    United States Department of Transportation Motor Courier Permit (national)

    USSS

    United States Secret Service

    VA/TA

    Vulnerability Assessment / Threat Assessment to ascertain physical and electronic threats to a business and/or persons

    Why OSS?

    The cannabis industry presents a number of unique challenges to traditional physical security practices. The large amounts of cash and the abundant availability of cannabis and cannabis-derived products means that internal risks and threats can be as significant as external ones. Our specialized mission is to ensure that the success and sustainability of our client’s cannabis businesses are not put in jeopardy by inadequate threat assessment, poor security planning, ignorance of compliance requirements or non-existent risk mitigation protocols. Our differentiation derives from our personnel who leverage a comprehensive set of skills, capabilities and experience toward addressing the unique needs of the cannabis industry.