ASA in the News

Medical marijuana sellers can't take their money to the bank

Posted by · February 07, 2011 7:00 PM

Susan Ladika,

Conflict between state and federal laws over the legality of marijuana has left owners of medical marijuana dispensaries finding that their financial services can go up in smoke. They're caught in a legal gray area that makes big banks wary or downright hostile.

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Marijuana in Sacramento: healing power of pot

Posted by · May 21, 2008 8:00 PM

Nick Miller, Sacramento News & Review

It’s early spring in Sacramento. Trees are filling out with leaves; buds are beginning to flower. The morning air is fresh, crisp, clean. A security guard at a downtown medicinal-marijuana dispensary checks IDs from behind a security door. A customer slips a card through the slot. The metal screen unlocks.

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