Slowly but surely, federal law seems to be catching up to political reality with regard to how marijuana-related businesses are treated.

A few days ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the so-called SAFE Banking Act, which would allow banks and other financial institutions to do business with marijuana companies operating in the 33 states that have legalized the drug for either medical or recreational use.

Although there was significant opposition, the House approved the bill with solid bipartisan support. The proposed legislation now moves to the U.S. Senate, where Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado is one of the measure’s lead sponsors.

Read more at The Pueblo Chieftain.

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