NWCUA Vice President of Public Relations & Communications Interviewed on Banking for Legal Marijuana Businesses

January 15, 2014

Missy Baxter, The Credit Union Times

Denver businessman Kayvan Khalatbari operates a real estate holding company, consulting firm, several pizzerias and the second-oldest medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado…

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January 30, 2014

Katie Ross, The Spokane Journal of Business

Financial institutions in Washington state are anticipating federal guidance on how best to navigate the precarious issue of state law versus federal law in regard to allowing marijuana businesses access to traditional banking services…

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February 14, 2014

Bob Young, The Seattle Times

In what some hailed as a historic step for legal marijuana, the federal government announced Friday new rules aimed at encouraging banking services for pot businesses in Washington and Colorado…

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February 14, 2014

C.R. Roberts, The Tacoma News Tribune

Call it a very conditional Valentine’s Day gift from the federal government to marijuana entrepreneurs in Washington and Colorado…

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/02/14/3048099/feds-loosen-marijuana-banking.html#storylink=cpy

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February 23, 2014

Tom Sowa, The Spokesman Review

Most banks and credit unions in Washington aren’t ready to open accounts for the state’s fledgling marijuana industry, despite new federal guidelines that offer some protection from prosecution…

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