Banks give medical pot cold shoulder – Bellingham Herald

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by admin No Comments

After two years of wild growth, the medical marijuana industry in the state is bogged down by troubles with banking and federal taxes. In some cases, dispensaries – unable to find a willing bank – are operating solely with cash.

Medical-marijuana dispensaries run into trouble at the bank

Posted on: April 30th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Seattle Times, 4/29/12 Conscious Care Cooperative has a solid footing in a growing industry, with three storefronts in Seattle and a loyal customer base. But for much of the last two years, the nonprofit medical-marijuana provider has lacked one business basic: steady access to a bank.

Banks shun medical-marijuana industry – StandardNet

Posted on: April 30th, 2012 by admin No Comments

SEATTLE — Conscious Care Cooperative has a solid footing in a growing industry, with three storefronts in Seattle and a loyal customer base. But for much of the last two years, the nonprofit medical-marijuana provider has lacked one business basic: steady access to a bank

A vending machine for marijuana? In California – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Posted on: April 30th, 2012 by admin No Comments

A California company is trying to make getting medical marijuana as easy as using an ATM. Dispense Labs unveiled the “ Autospense ,” an automated medical marijuana dispensary that looks like a lunch room vending machine.

Medical-marijuana shops run into trouble at the bank – The Seattle Times

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Conscious Care Cooperative has a solid footing in a growing industry, with three storefronts in Seattle and a loyal customer base. But for much of the last two years, the nonprofit medical-marijuana provider has lacked one business basic: steady access to a bank. The cooperative has bounced among five financial institutions, and four others rejected the cooperative outright, said CCC’s president, Nate Chrysler.

A Medical Marijuana Vending Machine, For When You Just Can’t Wait To Get High – Co.Exist

Posted on: April 27th, 2012 by admin No Comments

If you live in certain parts of California, you can’t take a stroll around the neighborhood without bumping into a medical marijuana dispensary (there are at least two within walking distance of my house). Some of these dispensaries are sleek and professional–just look at SPARC , the Apple store of marijuana shops–and others are a little shadier. The Autospense medical marijuana vending machine adds an air of legitimacy to even the dingiest storefront.

Tax marijuana, says BC mayors’ coalition – CBC.ca

Posted on: April 27th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Mayors from eight B.C. communities have added their voices to calls to the provincial government to regulate and tax marijuana as part of a strategy to end gang violence and make communities safer.

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