LAS VEGAS, June 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Wellness Managed Services' MPS International (MPSI), is a sponsor of the inaugural International Cannabis Association "Green to Green" networking and educational conference at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino June 22-23. During the conference, MPSI Managing Director and security industry veteran Michael Julian and others will mentor business professionals interested in establishing marijuana-related businesses. New York Senator and medical marijuana advocate Diane Savino is currently pushing for medical use policy reform in her state and is a keynote speaker at the 7:00 a.m. fundraiser breakfast on Monday, June 24.
"Just as the U.S. ended alcohol prohibition, I feel that the stigma associated with marijuana for medical or recreational use is shifting to the point of acceptance," states Michael Julian, Managing Director of MPSI. "The fact is legalization of marijuana-based businesses has led to new job creation, business revenue and state tax collection. While this is extremely positive for the domestic economy, business owners must be aware of the potential for an increase in crime rates as this industry evolves. Taking a proactive stance on crime prevention is critical for any new business in this emerging industry."
As more states and countries discuss legalization and decriminalization of medical and adult recreational use of marijuana, MPSI is taking a proactive approach to crime prevention in a "cash and carry" industry. During the "Green to Green" conference, MPSI's Michael Julian will speak about the importance of solid physical and video surveillance security plan and secured cash and revenue transport as the foundations of business planning in the cannabis industry.
"Owners and workers in the cannabis industry seem certain that the federal government, which of course thoroughly regulates the banking industry, will not allow a 'cannabis co-op' to provide basic banking services like a checking account." Julian continues. "In several states, the cannabis industry is cash-only now that businesses can't take their revenue to the bank and, predictably, all that cash is leading to big-time crime."
In current and future legal markets, cannabis industry-specific services provided by MPSI include: armed and unarmed security for retail and grow operations, electronic security and surveillance, armored vehicle inventory and revenue transport, secure cash storage, compliance oversight, and workplace protection for medical and adult recreational use.
Dan Humiston, co-founder of the International Cannabis Association states, "As a leader in the security industry, the International Cannabis Association is proud to have MPSI exhibiting at our expo in Las Vegas."
Admission to the expo can be purchased online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-cannabis-expo-networking-educational-conference-tickets-10746574293?ref=ebtnebregn.
MPS International (MPSI) is a consulting firm that provides security consultative services to business and individuals in the legal cannabis industry. When security officers are needed, MPSI contracts exclusively with MPS Security to provide uniformed security management and officers.
MPSI was created as a specialized division of MPS Security. With over 46 years of experience providing professional security services, MPS Security is uniquely qualified to bring high quality security management and security solutions to the new and growing cannabis industry. Our professional experience and qualifications are helping to legitimize the expanding cannabis industry by reducing crime and assisting legal businesses and individuals to operate in accordance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations. For more details visit www.Security-MPSI.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 678-4408.
About Wellness Managed Services
Wellness Managed Services provides management support and services to cooperatives, collectives, health and wellness facilities, dispensaries, and medical clinics throughout North America. The services offered range from practice management to product distribution and more. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive array of clinically-supporting health and wellness products and services which will attract patients while providing for a fully operational, profitable enterprise. We seek to provide facilities and patients alike with the latest in quality products and support services that will serve the health and wellness community. For more info, click here.
About Medical Marijuana Inc.
Our mission is to be the premier cannabis and hemp industry innovators, leveraging our team of professionals to source, evaluate and purchase value-added companies and products, while allowing them to keep their integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. We strive to create awareness within our industry, develop environmentally-friendly, economically sustainable businesses, while increasing shareholder value. For more information, please visit the company's website at: www.MedicalMarijuanaInc.com
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