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Colorado lawmakers OK nation's first financial system for pot industry




Sam Walsh, a budtender, sets up marijuana products as the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary prepares to open for retail sales on January 1, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Legalization of recreational marijuana sales in the state went into effect at 8am this morning.
Sam Walsh, a budtender, sets up marijuana products as the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary prepares to open for retail sales on January 1, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Legalization of recreational marijuana sales in the state went into effect at 8am this morning.
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Just yesterday, we heard a story from Washington state about the troubles those who run marijuana dispensaries face when trying to find a bank. Now, Colorado lawmakers have approved the creation of the nation's first financial system catering to the marijuana industry.

Here with more is Colorado Public Radio's Ben Markus.