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Colorado Law Sets up Marijuana Banks; Feds Must Approve

Marijuana Retail Industry

Plan to establish the world’s first state-level banking system for the marijuana industry

DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill designed to create the world’s first state-level banking system for legal cannabis companies, which lack access to basic banking services creating dangerous and difficult risks. 

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The Other Cannabis War
: The Battle Over Hemp

In the annals of strange bedfellow politics, the story of how, in 2014, industrial hemp emerged from Drug War purgatory is an epic one. But even for long-time hemp advocates, the sight of Rep. Thomas Massie, a conservative Republican from northern Kentucky, biting jubilantly into…

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