States consider whether North Dakota’s public banking model might be a good fit for marijuana businesses.

Nestled at the edge of Bismarck, North Dakota, where the city meets the Missouri River, is an inconspicuous brick building that houses a unique institution: The Bank of North Dakota, the only state-owned and state-run bank in the U.S.

Born of necessity, the banking model pioneered by North Dakota has since proved profitable – to the tune of 14 consecutive years of record-breaking profits.

A handful of states have been interested in replicating the Bank of North Dakota model, most recently states with a growing and unbanked marijuana industry.

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Cinnamon Janzer ~ USNews.com

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