Join Us at the 2nd Annual Cannabis Expo, Chicago!

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Next week SMG Security will be rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the cannabis industry at the Chicago Cannabis Industrial Marketplace Summit & Expo. The event, which takes place June 24-25, 2021 just outside Chicago in Villa Park, is the largest cannabis business expo in the Midwest.


This second annual cannabis expo brings all the latest and greatest cannabis technologies and services together under one roof. We’ll be showcasing cannabis security systems like the ones we’ve designed, installed, and serviced for Cannabis businesses across the state.


Join us to learn how to keep your facilities safe and to touch base with other industry experts about growing and managing your business. In addition to the education we’ll provide about security services, you’ll have direct access to companies specializing in:


  • Cultivation
  • Processing
  • Banking
  • Hiring
  • Point-of-sale systems
  • Licensing
  • Production
  • And more…

The most important cannabis companies from around the world will have more than 50,000 square feet of exhibition space to show off all of their latest products. This is a can’t-miss event so we hope to see you there!



2021 Cannabis Expo Chicago



In 2020, the first year recreational cannabis use was legal here, Illinois dispensaries reported more than $1 billion dollars in sales. And every single one of those dollars was a cash sale because of regulations that prevent check and credit card purchases.


As a result, dispensaries regularly have millions of dollars of cash and merchandise on-site, making them a prime target for criminals. This perpetual risk is why effective security solutions are essential in the cannabis business.


SMG Security was one of the first companies to provide such security solutions for cannabis companies in Illinois back when medical cannabis was first legalized. In our many years of experience, we’ve developed a comprehensive suite of protections to prevent any kind of loss.


As one of the leading fire alarm companies in Illinois, we can even help you minimize fire risks. Because of the cash nature of the business and the flammability of the products, cannabis companies can endure insurmountable losses in the event of a fire. But we can outfit your premises with a fire alarm system that all but eliminates that risk.


In addition to dispensaries, we also service grow facilities and manufacturing sites. And at next week’s cannabis expo just outside of Chicago, we plan to educate all manner of cannabis business owners on the best ways to keep their properties and their personnel safe at all times.


If you work in the cannabis industry or would like to, the Chicago Cannabis Industrial Marketplace Summit & Expo is the best place to learn more about your market. With so many great minds in one place, you’re sure to find new ways to improve your business. We look forward to meeting you there!

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