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Feds Reviewing Marijuana Banking Protections

By Tom Angell

A top official with the U.S. Treasury Department says the Trump administration is currently reviewing whether to keep or rescind Obama-era guidance that provides a process for banks to serve the marijuana industry without running afoul of federal regulators.

“We are reviewing the guidance in light of the attorney general’s recent decision to revoke a Justice Department memorandum on this issue,” Sigal Mandelker, the department’s deputy secretary, said at a Senate hearing on Wednesday.

However, she added that the Treasury guidance “remains in place,” at least for now. “We’re taking a look at it in light of the Justice Department’s announcement.”

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