It's the problem faced by every single marijuana dispensary in the nine states that already sell marijuana for recreational purposes.
The fact is, "legal weed" isn't entirely legal. And if New Jersey legalizes marijuana, it will come with unique challenges — and solutions — for those looking to find success in cannabis.
The U.S. Department of Justice still considers marijuana a "Schedule 1" drug, a classification that indicates it has no medicinal value, despite 29 states having some kind of medical marijuana program.
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“When you're in a federally illegal business, things like banking and accounting that other companies would take for granted and just do in their sleep become an exercise in challenge and creativity and compliance," said Paul Seaborn, who teaches the business of marijuana at the University of Denver.
The federal government has spent much of the last five years taking a hands-off approach to states with legal weed, but the Trump Administration has flip-flopped on the issue: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo in January, opening up the possibility of prosecuting states with legal weed.
But in April, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, said President Donald Trump had decided it was a "states' rights" issue. And last week, President Donald Trump indicated that he'd support the bipartisan STATES Act, which would end the federal prohibition of marijuana and leave its regulation up to the states.