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Public banks offer hope for marijuana businesses


With most private institutions and credit unions still avoiding the legal cannabis industry, many marijuana businesses remain without bank accounts. But one idea is gaining acceptance among marijuana entrepreneurs and a growing number of cities and states: the formation of public banks to serve the cannabis industry.

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White House opioid commission rejects medical marijuana as pain relief option


President Donald Trump’s commision on the opioid crisis declined to endorse the use of marijuana for pain in a new group of recommendations released this week, despite some studies suggesting that access to marijuana may decrease opioid deaths.


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Survey says veterans strongly back legalizing medical marijuana


A survey released by the American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, indicates near-unanimous support among veterans for research on medical marijuana, with an overwhelming majority supporting legalization of the drug for medical purposes.


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Warning of marijuana Halloween candy derided as scare tactic


State officials are warning parents to look out for people slipping their kids marijuana-laced candy while trick-or-treating. But with no apparent evidence that’s ever happened, advocates for legalizing the drug say it’s nothing more than a Halloween scare tactic.


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