Every business works to secure its assets, and those in the marijuana industry are no different.
The difference between Oklahoma’s cash-heavy medical marijuana industry and many others is the need to secure cash and other assets using armed security guards and specialized transportation equipment. This need is opening opportunities for Oklahoma entrepreneurs.
Duncan-based Stronghold Protection Group and Oklahoma City-based Hendrickson Investigation & Protection LLC are two companies profiting from the marijuana industry from a security standpoint.
“We do secure transport of cash and product as well as security and armed guard service,” Stronghold co-owner Clint Gann said.
Gann and business partner Brendon Davis co-founded the company to serve marijuana industry clients. Gann’s background is in trucking and transportation logistics, while Davis is a veteran and has experience in the security business.
“We had the idea when 788 first started coming around and we started getting that feeling that 788 was going to pass,” Gann said. “I started researching the transport side of things and how it works and realized pretty quickly it could be dangerous.”
Gann worked with Davis to work on the security aspect and a company was born.
Hendrickson Investigation & Protection owner Grady Hendrickson saw similar opportunities for his skill set.