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The pneumatic tube business isn't dead yet

Apr 25, 2024
Hospitals still use the tubes for moving medicines and samples. But sales are now higher thanks to cannabis dispensaries.
Scott Rudder demonstrating the pneumatic tube system at Township Green, his cannabis dispensary in Riverside, New Jersey.
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Cannabis businesses are booming. They're also having a hard time getting insurance.

Apr 20, 2023
Insuring a store full of a substance that's still illegal under federal law isn't cheap.
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Will Congress consider giving marijuana companies access to big banks?

Feb 26, 2021
Pot's illegal at the federal level, so major banks won't provide services. Therefore, vendors can't accept credit or debit cards.
Being shut out by major banks prevents cannabis stores from accepting credit cards and makes leasing space difficult.
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Harris' comments on decriminalizing marijuana propel cannabis stocks

Oct 9, 2020
Harris said a Biden administration would decriminalize marijuana and expunge the records of people convicted of marijuana-related offenses.
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Pot sales on the rise in some states with people home due to COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020
Pot retailers are open for business in most states where recreational sales are legal.
Cannabis sales are still up compared to last April in major markets like California, Washington and Colorado.
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Cannabis companies spend and grow, but profits elude

Aug 14, 2019
Publicly traded cannabis companies have proven a risky investment play.
The California Compassionate Care Network (CCCN) marijuana dispensary's grow operation is one of the stops on the cannabis tour organized by L.A.-based Green Tours, January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Canadians in the pot business need to be careful crossing U.S. border

Dec 18, 2018
Crossing to even discuss the U.S. cannabis industry can be considered trafficking.
A woman waves a flag with a marijuana leaf on it next to a group gathered to celebrate National Marijuana Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada.
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