The top law enforcement officials from 38 U.S. states and territories are calling on Congress to pass legislation to increase marijuana businesses’ access to banks.

The move comes just days after the treasurers of 17 states issued a separate call in support of the pending cannabis financial services bill.

Even as a growing number of states adopt laws to legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use, federal prohibition remains intact -- for now -- and that makes many banks wary of maintaining accounts for cannabis growing, processing or retail operations.

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Tom Angell ~ MarijuanaMoment.net ~

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