DOJ: Marijuana businesses can’t seek bankruptcy protection

Cannabis business owners cannot turn to federal bankruptcy courts when they land in financial hot water, a U.S. Department of Justice official reaffirmed. Cliff White, director of the DOJ’s U.S. Trustee Program, sent a letter to trustees who deal with consumer bankruptcy cases reminding them that cannabis is illegal under federal law. He noted they shouldn’t handle money from the sale of cannabis-related property, Dow Jones NewsWires reported. According to White’s letter, his division has seen a spike in the amount of bankryutcy cases in which “marijuana assets” have been disclosed. A spokeswoman wouldn’t disclose a number, ... DOJ: Marijuana businesses can’t seek bankruptcy protection is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs