Cannabis in the Insurance Industry

Because the federal government classifies marijuana under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, its cultivation, possession, use, and distribution is illegal under federal law. Not all the states agree with the federal government. 11 states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, 35 states have legalized medical marijuana programs, and many of the remaining states are considering doing one or both. One of the biggest problems faced by those working in the cannabis industry–and insurance companies and agents working with those businesses–relates to money. Because cannabis businesses are considered illegal operations by the federal government, federally regulated banks won’t

Some Smoking New Marijuana Laws

As a freelance writer, I’ve been hired to write content about topics I never contemplated, and/or that don’t hold a personal interest for me. Then, when I dive into the research and put aside any personal feelings about the topic, I find myself swimming in a pool of information that sends meaningful ripples into other areas of my life. The subject of cannabis, and its legalization in the United States is once such topic. Although I drink (my sister laughs when I say that), I’ve never been drunk. And the only controlled substances I’ve ever taken were those that knocked