SOURCE: Blue Line Protection Group, Inc.

Blue Line Protection Group, Inc.

August 26, 2014 08:30 ET

Blue Line Protection Group Incorporates New Subsidiary Company in the State of Illinois

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. "Blue Line" (OTCBB: BLPG) (OTCQB: BLPG), a leader in providing regulatory compliance, security consultation and protection services to high-value asset industries, today announced that it has incorporated a subsidiary company in Illinois and begun the license application process in order to provide services to legal cannabis dispensaries in the state.

Blue Line has opened an office in Chicago after the Company received significant interest for its security and compliance services from several medical marijuana dispensaries in Illinois pending recent legislation. Management cites the new subsidiary and office are part of a growth strategy to provide security and compliance services to medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries nationwide.

Medical marijuana was signed into law in the state of Illinois on Jan 1, 2014 by Governor Pat Quinn, making it the 20th state to do so. During a four-year pilot program that went into effect at that time, Illinois will award 60 dispensary (retail) licenses and 21 cultivation center licenses, according to a recent Chicago Tribune article. Blue Line is scheduled to meet with several proprietors of medical marijuana in the state to discuss the Company's suite of security and compliance services. The Company aims to reach agreements with these businesses to provide armed security and armored transportation services for their retail dispensaries.

"Blue Line is pleased to announce the expansion of our business into the state of Illinois and expect to have great success in this state. It is critical for Blue Line to act early in order to maximize our business opportunities in various states nationwide as they legalize cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes," stated Sean Campbell, the Company's Chief Executive Officer.

"Many of our potential partners will reach agreements with Blue Line prior to their license being granted to legally sell cannabis in Illinois as partnering with a proven industry leader in armed security and compliance services increases their chances of receiving a license. Additionally, Blue Line has already formed business relationships with established dispensaries in the state that we believe will lead to us signing on many new clients that are already in business," added Mr. Campbell.

Dan Sullivan, Vice President of Sales and Training for Blue Line, added, "We are very excited to enter the new medical marijuana market in the state of Illinois. Blue Line's advanced 'National Academy for Protection Professionals' will enable us to continue providing the highest level of security and compliance services in our industry through top notch training while we expand and effectively scale our business operations nationwide."

About Blue Line Protection Group, Inc.

Blue Line Protection Group provides state and federal regulatory compliance, security consultation and training, and professional protection services to high-value asset industries. The company's security operators, investigations personnel and consulting staff are highly trained professionals with significant experience in law enforcement and the United States armed forces. For more information, visit www.BlueLineProtectionGroup.com.

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