Special interests have begun pressuring influential Senators on the banking committee to allow banks to process the weed money. Banks are currently prohibited from processing cash from marijuana dispensaries. While some are serving life sentences in prison for marijuana related-convictions, Democrat and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York is sponsoring legislation that would legalize marijuana at the federal level.
Most experts believe that this legislation could pass the House. Most political pundits believe that if passed by the House, the US Senate will vote it down. Currently Idaho Governor Brad Little has vowed that Idaho will remain free of legalized weed. The vote could come as early as this week. Is it time to legalize marijuana at the federal level? Do you know someone who has charges against them for marijuana?