The marijuana industry faces a huge problem: Few banks will touch cannabis cash.
The media glare after January’s jailbreak revived buzz over a separate, sensational crime: the brutal kidnapping and torture of a local pot shop owner.
The businesses have no access to traditional banking
Credit union designed to serve the state’s pot industry can’t take deposits or issue credit
Two months from now, on July 1, Oregon will become the fourth state to allow residents to legally purchase marijuana for recreational use.