Why was July 1, 2018 significant? Last Sunday was the deadline for marijuana companies to submit samples for testing to determine if their products meet California’s quality standards. Lab Testing Cannabis When Californians approved marijuana legalization in 2016, the state began issuing licenses for growing, testing, and selling pot starting on January 1, 2018. Many…

The following blog was written by my writing professor, and I’m sharing her post with her permission. What she experienced could happen to anyone. Identity Theft by Louella Nelson Identity Theft—My Story & Ways to Protect You On June 12 about two-something in the afternoon, my wallet was stolen at Trader Joe’s. Leaving my purse open…

On June 8, 2018, President Trump indicated support for a bipartisan bill that would end the federal ban on pot. The legislation, co-authored by Senator Cory Gardner, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, would lift the federal prohibition, defer to states’ laws on marijuana legalization, and permit marijuana businesses to use the federal banking system.    …

As of this blog, nine states and Washington D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana—Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. Medicinal marijuana is legal in another 29 states. While weed is gaining momentum, there’s a lack of financial institutions to support the blossoming industry. Unfortunately, cannabis businesses are forced to operate under the…