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Episode 420: The (Legal) Marijuana Business

Dec 4, 2012

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Last month, two states voted to legalize recreational marijuana. A bunch of others states have already legalized medical marijuana.

Not surprisingly, there are legitimate, legal (at least under state law) marijuana entrepreneurs trying to start businesses around the country.

On today's show, we discover the one big thing that's standing in their way: getting a bank account. And we learn how hard it is to run a business on cash alone.

For More: See our post, It's Legal To Sell Marijuana In Washington. But Try Telling That To A Bank.

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