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    The New York Times: Pivotal Point Is Seen as More States Consider Legalizing Marijuana

    by  • March 1, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    With marijuana advocates trancending partisan lines, legalization appears to be moving towards a not too distant tipping point. In a game of wait-and-see, Alaska and Oregon are the nations next likely candidates to follow the full legalization suit of Colorado and Washington, while other states consider more intermediary steps such as decriminalization or for...

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    LA Times: Banks Get a Primer on Pot Money

    by  • February 18, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    It’s time for banks to wade into the new “legal limbo” created by the recent regulatory changes set forth by the Obama administration. Designed to assuage prosecution-risk concerns, the new Justice Department guidelines seek to bring dispensaries, especially in California and Colorado, into the fold of the financial industry. The question is does the conflict between...

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    Bloomberg OP/ED: Confused About Pot? So’s the Law

    by  • February 15, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    States that have legalized marijuana are to trying to have their pot and smoke it too. The current blend of state and federal law suffers from “delusion” in the opinion of some lawmakers. The “pot problem” isn’t going away, however, and it’s easier for the Justice Department to follow the states’ lead on cannabis rather than...

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    The Wall Street Journal: Card Conundrum Develops in Colorado Over Marijuana Sales

    by  • January 11, 2014 • Daily Digests, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Credit cards are being used by commercial marijuana merchants in Colorado despite the official rules.  Is this a sign of things to come?  Regulators and corporations looking the other way as the recreational pot market grows?  Robin Sidel of WSJ speaks with officials in the credit card industry to get the scoop on the...

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