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In what it describes as a “logical move,” a Denver cannabis security firm has announced that it will accept bitcoin to offset the lack of banking support currently plaguing the legal cannabis industry, as well as reduce the exorbitant fees imposed by credit card companies. Also read: Bitcoin Futures: A Better Solution to Block Size ‘Troll Problem’? The emerging legal cannabis industry in the US has a banking problem . The financial industry is wary of working with up and coming cannabis businesses since the plant is still considered a Schedule 1 drug by the federal government. Jaime Lewis, owner and founder of a Denver marijuana edibles manufacturing company called Mountain Medicine, explained this major obstacle to ThinkProgress. “The idea was, once legalization hit and it was proven in the state of Colorado that with a state-regulated system this industry can be favorabl...

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