Gov. Whitmer Urges Congress to Open Banks to Marijuana Industry

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is calling for Congress to pass regulations which would let state licensed marijuana businesses use banking systems.

She says there’s a danger for businesses having to use all cash because they cannot use banks.

Banks can’t accept the money because of the risk of being punished by the federal government.

The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act has the support of 19 other governors across the country.

Recreational marijuana was legalized in Michigan last November.