In early July the New York State Department of Financial Services issued a memo giving guidance to banking institutions hesitant to provide financial services to the medical marijuana industry.
“Also, a funny story that takes a half-hour to tell so I won’t tell it other than to say I attracted a cease and desist letter from the US Secret Service for stamping “I Grew Hemp” on all of the dollar bills coming out of George Washington’s mouth,” recalled Joy Beckerman about her early days as an advocate for hemp.
Basketball players are trained to watch the clock. The 24-second shot clock. Three seconds to guard an opponent. Eight seconds to move the ball towards the opposition.
Although local retailers and neighborhood corner stores enjoy the outspoken support of contemporary consumers, too often that goodwill doesn’t translate into a sustainable business model.