Tag Archives: medical marijuana

Colorado medical marijuana faces more banking hurdles

Susan Ladika

Imagine if your neighborhood pharmacy could only accept cash because it wasn’t allowed to open a checking account and had to pay exorbitant fees on credit card transactions. Same with your favorite spa or local health food store.

All perfectly legitimate businesses. All coping with an unendling string of banking bad dreams.

That’s what medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado have repeatedly faced. Colorado voters legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes in 2000, and since that time, dispensaries have flourished.

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Emily’s list: Burger King edition

Emily Crone

On the anniversary for the opening of the first Burger King, we recount some of the best personal finance blog posts from the past week and accept that it is OK to succumb occasionally to hunger — and money — temptations.
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