Get (really, really) secure
One California-based security company is taking armored vehicle security to the next level. Hard Car Security announced its plans to incorporate a built-in weapons detection system into the walls of client locations all over the U.S. The asset protection and armored transportation company services clients in California, Nevada, and Arizona, where they transport valuable assets and, most recently, marijuana. The veteran-owned company is comprised of professionally trained agents and drivers who are military veterans. The trained crew has the experience necessary to protect the most sensitive information and materials, and all employees are licensed and insured. In addition, each armored vehicle is equip with a camera system that records all aspects of each transaction, from pick-up to drop off.

Cannabis cohort drives new development
Canopy San Diego, Southern California's only seed-stage accelerator and investment program for technology and business infrastructure companies that support the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce the graduation of its inaugural accelerator program cohort. Each graduating company completed a 16-week cannabis-specific business accelerator program, designed to spur business development and prepare the companies to raise outside capital. Throughout the program, the participating companies were exposed to over 65 potential mentors, representatives from local venture firms, and key figures within the local entrepreneurial community. Additionally, Canopy San Diego hosted numerous public and private events to increase the participants' exposure to early adopters and potential customers within the local cannabis community, as well as local early stage technology investors.

U.S. Cannabis Market: 283,422 Jobs by 2020
New Frontier Data continues to find evidence demonstrating that legal cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., and examines its growth in its upcoming annual report, The Cannabis Industry Annual Report: 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook. New Frontier Data projects that by 2020 the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter million jobs for American workers.

"These numbers confirm that cannabis is a major economic driver and job creation engine for the U.S. economy," said Giadha Aguirre De Carcer, Founder and CEO of New Frontier Data. "We expect the cannabis industry's growth to be slowed down to some degree in the next 3 to 5 years, however with a projected total market sales to exceed $24 billion by 2025, and the possibility of almost 300,000 jobs by 2020, it remains a positive economic force in the U.S."

Can we get a mic drop?

Spicer's comments on recreational usage
In case you missed it, Spicer hinted that "greater enforcement" may soon be coming down on recreational marijuana. We think the Marijuana Policy Project sums the situation up thoughtfully. Go here and read their statement.