Marijuana products line a locked cabinet at a marijuana shop in Seattle in March. When Washington and Colorado launched their marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. Five years later, federal authorities have stayed away, but the industry says it has been stifled by over-regulation. Lawmakers in both states have heard the complaints and are moving to ease the rules. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press file photo)

Marijuana products line a locked cabinet at a marijuana shop in Seattle in March. When Washington and Colorado launched their marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. Five years later, federal authorities have stayed away, but the industry says it has been stifled by over-regulation. Lawmakers in both states have heard the complaints and are moving to ease the rules. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press file photo)

Editorial: Let cannabis businesses take their money to banks

Congress needs to allow banks in states where marijuana is legal to do business with that industry.

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