Canadian Provincial Government Taps Spire Secure Logistics

CANADA: Vancouver-based Friday Night Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Spire Secure Logistics, is providing strategic advice and expertise to a Canadian provincial government for the design and implementation of security programs and infrastructure for the legal distribution and sale of cannabis. Spire is a leading provider of security consultation for the legal cannabis industry Read the full article…

Friday Night Inc Acquires Spire Secure Logistic

CANADA: Friday Night Inc. has acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary Spire Secure Logistics Inc. (“Spire”), a Canadian private company specializing in security, intelligence, and compliance with international clients and expertise in both the regulated cannabis industry and other sectors. Friday Night agreed to acquire 100% of Spire by the issuance of 7,142,857 common shares at a Read the full article…

Organized Crime Remains Interested In Cannabis Even After Legalization

By Andrew Richards One of the arguments for legalizing marijuana is that it takes a source of revenue away from organized crime. However, that is not entirely accurate. Legalization and control of cannabis reduces the mob’s take home pay, but it doesn’t eliminate it completely. The economics of black markets simply makes it too attractive. Read the full article…

Four Tips When Handling Your Marijuana Business’ Money

By Doug Cunningham Despite the widespread use of PayPal, Internet banking and credit cards, the use of cash is as widely used as ever. It is passed around the United States from hand-to-hand every day, leaving many businesses vulnerable to exploitation at the hands of counterfeit bills. But there are a number of ways of Read the full article…

The Opening Bell Sounds For The Oregon Marijuana Market

By Tony Gallo OREGON:  On July 1, Oregon became the fourth state to legalize marijuana use, enabling adults to legally possess and grow limited amounts of cannabis for personal use. (Recreational sales begin October 1.) With the legalization, and even before, the industry in Oregon was ramping up to grow, and in the spirit of Read the full article…

Blue Line Protection Group Hosts Free Security And Compliance Seminar For Illinois Medical Marijuana Industry

ILLINOIS: Blue Line Protection Group is hosting a free seminar to cannabis dispensaries, cultivation facilities, and other vendors and service providers to provide information about Illinois’ new medical marijuana industry. The free medical marijuana seminar takes place on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center at 1850 Read the full article…

Safety First: Are Security Requirements For Legal Pot Grows Enough?

WASHINGTON:  Washington state’s new pot grow operations have state-required alarm systems, dozens of cameras and tall fences. But some growers said they aren’t worried about theft and violence. Should they be? Pot farmer Susy Wilson doesn’t like keys and locks much. Wilson’s farm is in the Columbia Gorge. She’s not too security driven in her Read the full article…

Washington Marijuana Entrepreneurs Fear Potentially Violent Consequences Of An All-Cash Industry

WASHINGTON: Brian Stroh is not taking any chances. Aware of the inherent risks associated with his line of work, Stroh pays monthly for armed security guards to assist him in guarded revenue transport and facility supervision. He’s planning to use lockboxes and a variety other methods to store his money, which he will keep away from Read the full article…

Shunned By Banks, Colorado Pot Retailers Beef Up Security To Protect Cash

COLORADO:  In Colorado, sales of recreational pot have been legal for nearly two months, but federal law still brings a major obstacle: Banks won’t take the money. Marijuana retailers are going to great lengths to keep their cash safe. As marijuana green makes a lot of that other green, it can be both good news Read the full article…