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Cannabis Security Expert Witness Services

Our security experts provide attorneys with case analysis and skilled witness testimony during cases related to the cannabis industry.

When selecting an expert witness in support of cases related to cannabis security, strategic mindset and courtroom skill are equally as critical as expertise in this highly specialized field. Over the past two decades, CIS professionals have assisted numerous attorneys with case analysis and expert testimony on security-related matters, including cannabis security.

Cannabis Security Expert Witness Qualifications & Accomplishments

Our cannabis security expert witnesses are globally recognized for their knowledge and achievements. Following are some highlights of our experience and credentials:

    • In 2016, our expert witnesses assisted in multiple appeals cases related to licenses issued under Florida’s Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act. Our services included comparative analysis of security plans submitted in competing license applications, report preparation, assistance in case strategy development and preparation for depositions, and expert testimony.
    • Our cannabis security expert witnesses have been appointed to numerous committees and advisory boards for professional associations, universities, and regulatory groups. Some examples include ASIS International, Florida PIRSAC (Private Investigation, Recovery, and Security Advisory Council), and  IASIR (International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators).
    • Our expert witnesses have trained thousands of security professionals worldwide on topics related to risk management planning, physical security design, emergency planning, and other topics related to cannabis security.
    • In addition to our services as expert witnesses, CIS professionals have provided commentary on security-related topics for news media organizations including Fox News, CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, The Blaze, Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel, and over 50 television and radio news stations throughout the United States.

Our Cannabis Security Expert Witness Team


Craig Gundry, PSP, cATO, CPS

VP, Special Projects

Craig is the Vice President of Special Projects for Critical Intervention Services and a consultant with over 30-years of specialized focus on physical security matters. Craig is a board-certified Physical Security Professional® (PSP) through ASIS International and has assisted several legal firms requring expert analysis and testimony related to cannabis security. Click the icon below to view Craig's bio page with more details about his experience and videos of news media appearances.


Patricia Schmitt, CPP

Security Consultant

Patty is CIS security consultant with more than three decades of expertise and experience in the security management community. During the span of her career, Patty has assisted a wide range of organizations in matters including risk and vulnerability assessment and developing strategies for improving the overall performance of existing security programs.

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