Marijuana banking issue looms large in the wake of Amendment 64

Amendment 64 proponent Mason Tvert thinks mainstream media attention to marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state, which approved a separate measure, has already started to wane. But this morning, National Public Radio gave a countrywide platform to a topic we've been addressing for years -- the difficulty of doing pot business when banks refuse to take cannabis cash.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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