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Stated Clearly: California Sees State-Run Financial Institutions As A Solution To The Cannabis Industry’s Banking Problem

Licensed operators within the cannabis space are well aware that the inability of pot professionals to gain access to traditional banking services is one of the bigger problems facing our industry. Across the country, cannabusinesses are being forced to deal strictly in cash, which opens them up to a wealth of risks, including theft, violence, […]

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The Race Is On: Do The 2018 Gubernatorial Elections Indicate Which States Are Next To Legalize?

Cannabis becomes a lightning rod that brings out voters and inflames the passion of citizens during election years. In 2018, it’s looking like cannabis is going to have a major effect on gubernatorial races. As Marijuana Majority founder Tom Angell wrote in Forbes recently, candidates for governor from both major parties are showing support for […]

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Minority Report: How California’s Cannabis Industry Is Leading The Fight For Diversity

All eyes are on California. Now that it’s become the largest and latest territory to legalize cannabis, with a trickle of recreational sales having begun on January 1, it’s clear the Golden State’s legalization is a game-changer for cannabis. Yet efforts to shape the anatomy of California’s burgeoning industry began long before recreational sales did, […]

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If You Work Construction Or In Finance Or Tourism, You Don’t Have To Switch Careers To Enjoy The Canna Boom

There are many reports to back up the claims that legalization of cannabis brings new jobs and new tax revenues to the community. However, what about the benefits of legalization to industries that have little to do with marijuana? These industries — including finance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and tourism — are set to be positively affected […]

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