Marijuana-Related Businesses may have greater access to financial services than is being reported, even if those services aren’t being provided […]
Marijuana $475,000,000 in Tax Revenue? IRS Says “No Thanks, We Have Other Priorities”
On March 30, 2020 the Treasury Inspector General released a OIG Report titled “The Growth of the Marijuana Industry Warrants […]
Colorado’s Roadmap to Cannabis Banking – A Roadmap Without a Destination
Kudos to all of those involved in this effort in Colorado, but I’m not sure how this advances the effort […]
FinCEN’s Marijuana Banking Data … What Is Not There That Should Be There
FinCEN’s quarterly Marijuana Banking update: it is not what is being reported … it is what is NOT being reported! […]
USDA’s Interim Final Rules for Hemp Production – Summary & Highlights
“The future of the hemp industry in the United States is anything but certain.” – page 71 The Interim Final […]
Hemp’s “Key Participants” ≠ Banking’s “Beneficial Owners” … Pick One!
On October 31st the US Department of Agriculture published proposed regulations (technically, an interim final rule with request for comments) […]
Cannabis Banking Legislation – Will the SAFE Banking Act Actually Result in More Banks Providing Financial Services to Marijuana Related Businesses?
In the last two years, the percentage of banks actively banking (federally illegal and unregulated) marijuana related businesses (MRBs) has […]
SAFE Banking Act of 2019 – Some Suggestions for the Senate
The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595, was approved by the House on September 25, 2019. As written, it is a […]
The WayBack Machine … and the Marihuana Problem in New York (circa 1944) – updated with the OFAC Fentanyl Drug Trafficking Organization Designation of August 21, 2019
One of the greatest investigative tools available today is the Internet Archive, a “non-profit library of millions of free books, […]
Is the Clinical Cannabis Catch-22 Coming to Closure?
The Scottsdale Research Institute case may be a significant step forward in the normalization of cannabis. And it may address […]