One thing that is proving to be an issue here with Maine coming close to opening the doors of recreational marijuana stores is that due to federal laws banks can't handle the money. There must be some way around it as other states are allowing the sales to go through. But it does bring up the question of things like using proceeds derived from the sales to pay off debts at banks, such as mortgages and car loans. I think here in Maine, the state worries more about making sure they have records to make sure they get their tax money from the sellers. I also wonder how the Federal IRS is gonna' deal with the income tax due from the growers and sellers, payroll taxes and such. https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Ma...insurance-access-lawmaker-says-566970651.html Maine cannabis needs bank, insurance access, lawmaker says PARIS, Maine (AP) A Maine legislator is calling on the state's legislative body to push the U.S. Congress to make banking and insurance accessible to legalized cannabis businesses. Republican Rep. John Andrews of Paris says he intends to introduce a resolution to the Maine Legislature on Tuesday calling for Congress to make the moves. He says many legal cannabis businesses operate mostly with cash and with no insurance because of federal regulations. A copy of the resolution is expected to go to President Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and each member of Maine's delegation.