The Acceleration Of Cannabis Legalization Is Creating Jobs For Veterans As Armed Security Guards
Ryan Hale, chief sales officer for Operational Security Solutions in Fresno, California, said his company employs about 100 armed security guards, many of them veterans, for what OSS describes as “security-based risk management solutions for marijuana-related businesses.”
Hale said that OSS requires drug tests for its employees, including the ones guarding the dispensaries and other cannabis businesses.
“Marijuana and guns, never the twain shall meet,” said Hale. “We draw that clear separation because protecting a life needs to be 100% cognizant. We have a zero-tolerance policy against those who are going to be armed and using product.”
The cannabis business is booming, but this has also made dispensaries enticing to armed robbers and burglars.