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  •  Business interests become political interests (10+ / 0-)

    Across the nation at the state level we are trending to legalization. At the Federal level even the Koch brothers support the legalization of pot. The people who are still invested in the war on drugs are the people getting the funding for that business.

    In a way its sort of like baseball and the rules which alternately support pitchers and hitters.

    I love the idea of the medical marijuana industry hiring off duty police to guard their bank deposits, but maybe its time to go paperless and do all the transactions with cell phone apps.

    Is it possible for banking laws at the federal level to partition out the purchase of medical marijuana from any other purchase supported by banking laws at the state level?

    Small arms dealers supplying the Cartels and the DEA are doing more than perpetuating their job security and profits by encouraging the gang violence along the borders and in the inner cities, they are creating the kind of fear in red state bases that supports "Homeland Security" politics, surveillance industries, drones, the next step up for them whatever they perceive that to be.

    The idea that banks would chose to reject processioning the profits of a legal drug industry or revenue agents to reject taxes on a multi billion dollar industry entirely because of it costing the arms dealers revenue makes it all nothing personal, just business.

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 01:35:40 AM PDT

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    •  I don't think the banks chose this (2+ / 0-)
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      SixSixSix, Josiah Bartlett

      Before they leaned on armored car companies, the Feds leaned on the banks. The banks would far rather be be taking their cut of that money for sure, if they were allowed to.

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 10:20:01 AM PDT

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