The Budding U.S. Cannabis Industry Needs Normal Access to Business Banking and Insurance
Systemic barriers to basic banking and insurance services are muffling the cannabis boom much more than is generally realized.
Why the Trend of Going Public in Canada May be Ending
U.S. cannabis companies feel more positively than ever about the future of the industry and trading publicly here.
The Politics of Reforming Federal Marijuana Laws Increasingly Favors the Reformers
Business interests and public opinion clearly favor ending prohibition but the status quo still has a lot of momentum.
U.S. Bank Subsidiary Backs Out of Handling CBD Payment Processing
Hemp and CBD are legal but not yet legal enough for risk-adverse bankers.
Cannabis Banking Bill Wins Approval in Crucial House Committee
The fate of the SAFE Banking Act is far from certain but there is progress to celebrate.
Federal Regulators Are Blocking the Cannabis Boom but Congress Keeps Them In the Way
The Federal Reserve and FDA want Congress to clarify how to regulate a product that, strictly speaking, is prohibited.
With Democrats in Control, House Looks at Ending Cannabis Banking Restrictions
The federal government taxes cannabis mercilessly, and all in cash.
Your Cannabis Company Can Get a Bank Account but Not Easily
Opening an account is challenging but in many states banks are increasingly accepting deposits from of cannabis companies.
Cryptocurrencies Could Solve 2 Big Problems for the Cannabis Industry
Marijuana businesses are mostly blocked from banks and have onerous compliance obligations. Blockchain is a promising solution to both problems.
She Co-Founded One of the First Investment Funds in the Cannabis Industry
U.S. banking regulations making cannabis the toughest business there is for funding and investing.
New York Officials Urge Banks to Work With Marijuana Industry
New York state officials, including the governor, have gone on the record saying cash-only businesses are a public safety problem.
A Tale of Neighboring Countries and Their Very Different Legal-Marijuana Banking Systems
Federal law all but requires legal marijuana to operate strictly in cash, while in Canada banks are helping that nation's cannabis industry boom.