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JUL 2018

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34 Security Dealer & Integrator / Jeff Brier (COO) and Todd Kleperis (CEO) of Calif.-based Hardcar Security have found success providing both armored car and systems integration services to the cannabis industry. Security integrators find new revenue opportunities in the booming cannabis industry By Joel Griffin A Growing I n 1996, California became the first state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. More than two decades later, medical marijuana is now legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia, while nine states and D.C. have thus far legal- ized the drug for recreational use. With the country's views on marijuana con- tinuing to soen, the legalized cannabis indus- try is expected to see exponential growth over the next several years, which, of course, is good news for the businesses that serve it – and that includes security integrators. According to a report published earlier this year by Arcview Market Research and BDS Cover Story

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