Security firms eye Massachusetts marijuana market
Marijuana remains illegal under federal law and it’s still a cash-based industry. And security company officials argue that puts pot shops, medical dispensaries and their delivery employees at risk.
When Gerard Boniello, the managing partner at Omnium Protection Group, strolled through the New England Cannabis Convention last year as an attendee, recreational marijuana hadn’t yet been legalized in Massachusetts and the medical marijuana program was still slowly getting off the ground.
But sensing an opportunity, Boniello returned to the convention this year, complete with a booth promoting his Waltham-based security firm.
“We’re trying to be the go-to security company for the cannabis industry,” Boniello said as crowds milled inside the Hynes Convention Center on a rainy Saturday.
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