LAS VEGAS, Aug. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Wellness Managed Services' MPS International (MPSI), was recently featured by Bloomberg and was selected to provide on-site event security services at Seattle Hempfest August 15-17. Seattle Hempfest is the world's largest annual cannabis protest rally featuring six stages for music and speakers and more than 400 exhibits featuring food, arts and crafts. Admission is free and, at Seattle's 23rd annual Hempfest, attendees will see a new feature: a legal recreational cannabis use area.
"This year's event is a historic Seattle Hempfest, for the first time ever we're having 21-and-over legal public cannabis use areas and MPSI is our security company for the historic event," says Sharon Whitson, general manager of Seattle Hempfest. "So, much like you would have a beer garden, you have a public cannabis use area. We're very proud to have MPSI here."
MPSI is an industry-leading cannabis security company that has been contracted for business security and on-site services at Seattle Hempfest and other historic cannabis events including Denver's historic "420 weekend."
"As the largest security provider to the cannabis industry, we appreciate that the Seattle Hempfest organizers recognized our market leadership and selected us as their security provider," states Michael Julian, CEO of MPSI. "It is amazing to see the growth of this industry and Seattle Hempfest is a great example of industry leaders working with local government, the community and law enforcement to put on a safe and responsible event. We are proud to be part of Hempfest and look forward to showing the marijuana industry how MPS International brings high-quality, professional security to large-scale marijuana events."
Seattle Hempfest tackles major cannabis industry issues such as decriminalization and legalization. Washington State is the second to legalize adult use of "marijuana" and the event's website prompts supporters to end the Federal scheduling of cannabis.
"MPS International has been very focused on showing what professional security services can do for the marijuana industry," states MPSI President, Michael Roberts. "We feel that we are the best in the industry and we look forward to working with Hempfest staff and local law enforcement to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the guests and attendees."
MPSI is leading the current and future legal cannabis markets by providing critical security services. 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.
Seattle Hempfest is open to the public on Friday (noon-8pm), Saturday and Sunday (10am-8pm). Admission to Seattle Hempfest is free. For event details, visit: http://www.hempfest.org/festival/attendees/.
MPSI was featured recently by Bloomberg TV and at an international cannabis business-to-business conference by: Fox 5 News, ABC 13 and CBS 8 in Las Vegas. For more information on MPSI, visit www.Security-MPSI.com.
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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