Marijuana Banking Bill Approved By House CommitteeLegislation that would provide federal protection for financial institutions that serve state-authorized marijuana and ancillary businesses passed a U.S. House committee on Thursday.
Effort To Allow Marijuana Dispensaries To Use Banks ResurfacesNext week, a congressional hearing on access to banking for cannabis related services is expected.
Sen. Cory Gardner Vows To Fight For Marijuana BankingColorado Sen. Cory Gardner says even though his marijuana banking amendment to the First Step Act has been blocked, he will continue to fight for states' rights.
Judge: Pot Credit Union Can't Access Nation's Banking SystemA judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought federal approval for a credit union aimed at serving marijuana businesses in Colorado, saying allowing it "would facilitate criminal activity."
Pot Credit Union Asks Federal Judge For Access To Nation's Banking SystemA Colorado bank for marijuana businesses had a simple request for a federal judge Monday when it went to court to seek access to the nation's banking system.
Colorado Pot Banking Case Tests Federal Drug RulesA marijuana banking case set for arguments Monday is testing the federal government's stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the quasi-legal pot industry.
Feds Block Push By Colorado To Create Pot BankColorado's attempt to create a bank to service its marijuana industry has suffered another setback by the federal government and could be facing an impossible dilemma.
Bill Would Allow Marijuana Businesses Access To Banking ServicesThe bi-partisan bill was introduced Thursday and would protect banks from criminal prosecution when working with marijuana businesses.
Colorado Sens. Bennet, Gardner Announce Bill In US Senate To Open Up Banks To Pot BusinessesA bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate would allow banks to do business with marijuana companies.
Federal Banking Official To Meet With Colorado Pot ShopsMarijuana business owners in Colorado are meeting with a federal banking official about their problems accessing banking services.
Bank Shuts Off Cannabis Company, 'Still Illegal'Federal laws are putting a damper on Colorado's budding marijuana business, as one Denver company connected to the retail pot industry has suddenly been cut off from its bank.
House Votes To Allow Marijuana-Related BankingThe House voted Wednesday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.
Colorado, Washington Seek More Pot Banking HelpThe governors of Washington and Colorado are seeking more guidance from the federal government about banking services for their new legal marijuana industries.
Colorado Lawmakers Approve Plan For Pot BankingFrustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world's first financial system devoted to the pot business.
Marijuana, Fires Dominate Final Legislative DayBanking for marijuana businesses and property tax forgiveness for disaster victims headlined the final day of the Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, though the last hours were lacking the drama of many past sessions.