Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. “Blue Line” (OTCBB: BLPG) (OTCQB: BLPG), a leader in providing regulatory compliance, security consultation and protection services to high-value asset industries, today expanded its exposure as the authority on protection and compliance services for the growing lawful cannabis industry following its appearances on CNBC and ABC 7 Eyewitness News in Chicago.
“We’re pleased to have been able to share our experience and insight into the expanding legalization of marijuana with these two important news organizations,” said Sean Campbell, Blue Line’s Chief Executive Officer. “Blue Line has made its name known as the authority on cannabis protection, compliance and transportation services, and we value our relationship with media organizations worldwide.”
The ABC News Chicago story can be found at http://abc7chicago.com/health/i-team-security-a-high-priority-for-illinois-pot-business-/438115/. CNBC’s “Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom” can be found at http://www.cnbcprime.com/marijuana/.
News crews from ABC 7 Eyewitness News in Chicago recently visited Blue Line’s operations in Denver and profiled its new expansion efforts in Illinois. Through Blue Line Protective Services and Blue Line Illinois, Blue Line Protection Group is training protection and compliance teams in Illinois as the state gears up for medicinal marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities to open this year. Blue Line helps keep the cannabis industry operating lawfully and transparently by acting as an independent, third-party risk mitigation provider to banking institutions looking to provide their services to marijuana businesses.
“Our dedication to keeping this industry and the general public safe makes us the go-to organization for media who want the real story behind securing this industry,” said Ricky G. Bennett, Blue Line’s Vice President of Operations and Compliance. “It’s a tribute to our personnel, most of whom are former law enforcement or military professionals, that their efforts and professionalism are profiled in such a positive way by media organizations across the country.”
CNBC’s “Marijuana Country” documentary premiered on January 5th, 2015. In November and December of 2014, CNBC producers and technical crews visited Blue Line’s corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado, as well as its new secure cash vaulting facility and National Academy for Protection Professionals training facility currently under construction. CNBC staff also profiled Blue Line security operators transporting cash and product throughout Denver and protecting dispensaries and grow facilities.
“News organizations across the country have taken notice of the positive effect we’re having in the lawful cannabis industry,” said Dan Sullivan, Blue Line’s Vice President of Sales and Training. “Working in this industry has brought great interest from the media not only on a local level, but a national and international level, as well. The press are very interested in showing how the states have legitimized this industry, and that’s one of the main reasons we’ve garnered consistently positive media attention.”
Blue Line’s exposure on CNBC and ABC 7 News in Chicago adds to the list of media organizations that have featured its professional security personnel and cannabis compliance and protection operations. Blue Line has also been featured internationally on French M6 Television, Tokyo TV and Univision, as well as domestically on CBS This Morning, The Wall Street Journal, ABC World News Tonight and 20/20, The Denver Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and more.
About Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. Blue Line Protection Group provides secured transportation, state and federal regulatory compliance, security consultation and training, and professional protection services to high-value asset industries. The company’s security operators, investigations personnel and consulting staff are highly trained professionals with significant experience in law enforcement and the United States armed forces. For more information, visit www.BlueLineProtectionGroup.com.
Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]
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