RM Global Security joined the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce and hopes to partner with dispensaries vying for storefont space in the neighborhood, according to Medrano and Chamber president Bill Morton. Medrano said local firms like his five-year-old company should be considered first to protect Chicago’s 13 medical marijuana dispensaries and the 22 cultivation centers across the state.
“Big companies have already made their presence known, and the dispensary licensees, understandably, they’re in a big hurry, they don’t have time to look at a small company like myself who calls them up or knocks on their door,” Medrano, 61, told DNAinfo Chicago. “They want somebody who has a nice, established presence. Already some of the big boys from Colorado are out here making a major showing in Illinois.”