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News >  Business

Pot shop robberies, deaths fuel calls for U.S. banking bill

UPDATED: Wed., April 20, 2022

A surge in robberies at licensed cannabis shops — including a pistol-whipping, gunshots and killings in Washington state last month — is helping fuel a renewed push for federal banking reforms that would make the cash-dependent stores a less appealing target.
News >  Marijuana

Washington cannabis regulators make last-ditch effort to set rules for hemp-derived products

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, revives regulation by the Washington Liquor Cannabis Board of intoxicating products that can cause effects similar to marijuana but are derived from federally legal hemp plants. A pair of bills proposed by state regulators, and one backed by the Washington Cannabusiness Association, failed to reach the floor before a deadline last month. 

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