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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Truckers are in short supply. Drug testing doesn't help.

Jan 4, 2021
Drivers are retiring, while the pandemic and new drug-test data sharing are keeping many from joining the ranks.
Trucks drive past stacked containers at the Port of Los Angeles. The industry is having problems recruiting and retaining enough qualified drivers.
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Congress considers allowing banks to accept more marijuana money

Jul 22, 2019
Many marijuana dispensaries “have a mountain of cash” and no place to take it.
A cannabis tour member rolls a joint as the tour group makes a stop to smoke marijuana, on a cannabis tour organized by L.A.-based Green Tours, January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Canada legalized marijuana, but still less than half of sales are from legal sources

Jun 19, 2019
Canada legalized production, sale and consumption of recreational cannabis last fall, the second nation in the world to do so after Uruguay.
A Canadian flag with a weed leaf on it is waved at a celebration of National Marijuana Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada.
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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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California pot delivery businesses face digital disruption

Oct 22, 2018
New tech startup shrinks already tight margins for door-to-door marijuana services.
A Los Angeles billboard advertising the marijuana delivery service Eaze.
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California pot delivery businesses face digital disruption

Oct 22, 2018
New tech startup shrinks already tight margins for door-to-door marijuana services.
A Los Angeles billboard advertising the marijuana delivery service Eaze.
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Canada's new legal pot sellers need to outcompete the black market

Oct 16, 2018
Canadians will be able to purchase recreational cannabis starting Oct. 17.
Ian Johnston trims medicinal marijuana plants at Tweed INC. in Smith Falls, Ontario on Dec. 5, 2016.
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Canada's new legal pot sellers need to outcompete the black market

Oct 16, 2018
Canadians will be able to purchase recreational cannabis starting Oct. 17.
Ian Johnston trims medicinal marijuana plants at Tweed INC. in Smith Falls, Ontario on Dec. 5, 2016.
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Coca-Cola reportedly exploring cannabis-infused beverages

Sep 18, 2018
Bloomberg TV reports the soft drinks giant is in talks with Aurora Cannabis of Canada, though Coca-Cola says "no decisions have been made."
Bottles of Coca Cola sit in a cooler at a market on April 16, 2013 in San Francisco, California. 
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