An abundance of cash, high-powered assault rifles and retired military personnel on high alert watching every corner at all times. Sounds like a scene from your favorite drug kingpin movie but no, its not. It is actually what is happening today since prohibition against recreational marijuana has ended in several states including Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and on Feb. 26, the District of Columbia joined in, legalizing recreational use and possession of marijuana.
Even though this is a win for cannabis connoisseurs as well as many who’ve been waiting for medicinal options to become available locally and nationwide, the pitfalls for dispensaries and grow operations are becoming painfully obvious. Like they say, more money, more problems, but what do you do with it when the banks won’t accept it?