Attempt to help states ease banking for marijuana businesses stumbles in Congress

McConnell opposes ‘making our financial system more sympathetic to illegal drugs’

By: - December 12, 2022 5:40 am

Shoppers waited outside the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary on Jan. 1, 2014, the morning that recreational marijuana sales became legal in Colorado. (Photo by Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

Mitch McConnell (Photo by Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.