Blue Line Helps Pot Businesses With Risk, Compliance

COLORADO: While organizers work to get a marijuana credit union off the ground in Colorado — and possibly financial cooperatives for pot-related businesses that were approved by the Legislature last spring — an entire cottage industry of security and transportation specialists has popped up here to deal with the cash-heavy sector.

Lakewood-based Blue Line Protection Group is among the highest-profile companies in the growing security sector, and its services go beyond armed guards and armored transport.

Many of Blue Line’s 70 employees are military veterans and former law enforcement officers, and they provide secured transportation, state and federal regulatory compliance, and more.

Washington Cannabis Industry Convenes This Weekend For MJBA Vendor Fair Seattle

WASHINGTON: Washington State’s legal marijuana business community will convene this weekend in Seattle for a two-day trade show featuring more than 30 of the state’s top cannabis brands.

MJBA Vendor Fair Seattle, is being produced by the Marijuana Business Association, a national industry trade group based in Seattle, whose mission is the creation of a legitimate, sustainable and profitable legal marijuana industry, and sponsored by Evergreen Herbal, a popular maker of cannabis-infused edibles and beverages.

“This weekend we will mark the historic launch of the legal marijuana market in Washington,” said MJBA CEO David Rheins. [Read more…]