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U.S. House passes bill giving marijuana businesses access to banking

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry.

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U.S. House passes bill giving pot businesses access to banking

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry.

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Marijuana industry would no longer be cash-only if this bill passes. And this time, it has a better chance.

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter has again introduced legislation allowing marijuana businesses to use banks, removing a hindrance that has plagued Colorado businesses in the five years since legalization.

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Marijuana banking proposal gets first-ever hearing in U.S. House committee

A proposal to open banking and financial services to marijuana businesses in states that have legalized marijuana has had its first-ever hearing in a U.S.House committee, making Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter , one of the authors, optimistic about its chances.

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The Spot newsletter: The final sprint to next week’s primary election, Denver Post governor’s race debates, an immigration uproar and much more

Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post’s politics team captures what’s happening this week — from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. Sign up for The Spot newsletter for a weekly rundown of Colorado politics. We are just days away from […]

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Five things Colorado should know about Congress’ $1.3 trillion spending package

Congress this week passed a massive $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through Sept. 30 and tucked into that 2,232-page measure — which President Donald Trump must sign to avoid a shutdown– are several provisions that will have an impact on Colorado.

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Colorado lawmakers fall short in effort to shield recreational marijuana from federal enforcement

A $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through the end of September won’t include protections for the recreational marijuana industry — a blow to Colorado lawmakers who tried to add that language to the must-pass bill.

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Congressmen: Rescinding marijuana banking guidance would be “dangerous and imprudent”

A letter from Reps. Perlmutter and Heck in support of Obama-era marijuana banking guidance has been signed by 29 additional members of Congress

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19 state attorneys general back Colo. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s marijuana banking bill

The recent rescission of prior Obama-era guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for banks doing business with marijuana firms has made the need for Congressional action more urgent, the attorneys general said.

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66 Congress members call for extending protection for medical marijuana states

The letter, signed by 66 members of Congress, called for extending the “Rohrabacher-Blumenauer” appropriations bill provision that protects medical marijuana states from the DOJ.

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