Banking Regs Are Next Hurdle For Legal Marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The federal government is taking a hands-off approach to state marijuana legalization schemes, at least for the time being. But as Washington and Colorado begin to create the regulatory framework for legal marijuana, they may require some federal help. [Read more…]

Feds in Talks With Banks Over Dealing With Marijuana Business

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The government is in talks with bank regulators to see whether financial institutions in states that have approved recreational marijuana use can do business with drug dispensaries there, a top Justice Department official said Tuesday. [Read more…]

Feds in Talks With Banks Over Dealing With Marijuana Business

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The government is in talks with bank regulators to see whether financial institutions in states that have approved recreational marijuana use can do business with drug dispensaries there, a top Justice Department official said Tuesday. [Read more…]

Leahy-Led Hearing Addresses Feds’ Policies On State-Legalized Marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: With most of Congress consumed in a Syria maelstrom, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., took a brief break Tuesday to chair a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on conflicts between federal and state marijuana laws. [Read more…]