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FEDERAL PROHIBITION STILL MATTERS IN BANKRUPTCY COURT

While federal authorities have not cracked down on state legal cannabis, the WSJ reports a section of the Justice Department called the U.S. Trustee Program is blocking companies and people connected to cannabis from obtaining bankruptcy protection.

  • The rules have been applied not only to plant-touching businesses but also to individuals who have worked in the industry and ancillary businesses.

Separately, a WSJ piece suggests interstate trade, should it arrive in a few years, could undermine indoor growers with high costs.

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