Even as more states legalize marijuana, banks are abstaining from dealing with cannabis dealers. So call bankers stodgy. Call them unhip. Just don't call them noncompliant with industry regulations and federal drug laws.
The banking industry's appetite for municipal debt has been on the rise, but it's mostly small institutions that are doing the splurging, leaving the typical small bank with a far bigger allocation to munis then the typical large bank.
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