Wednesday, January 24 2018 at 1:46 PM The so-called "crackdown" might be a step backward for those whose ox is being gored, but pot just happens to be illegal under federal law--regardless of how inconvenient that may be to certain parties (all of whom knew the risk going in). As the old saying goes, the best way to get rid of a bad law is to enforce it. Wednesday, January 24 2018 at 11:56 AM C'mon Joe, you expect Sessions (the Sheriff) to encourage debate? Shouldn't Congress debate the merits of the law and leave enforcement of the law to Sessions. If this piece was convince bankers to bank the poor, underserved (but cash rich) cannabis industry, it fell well short of its goal. Tuesday, January 23 2018 at 3:56 PM I'm surprised this article was accepted for publication. It substitutes invective for objective analysis. A depository institution risks a severe enforcement action if it chooses to bank cannabis businesses and thereby squarely violate anti-money laundering law. Bank regulators do not have a track record of ignoring AML violations. Tuesday, January 23 2018 at 2:08 PM This guy is probably just a lawyer looking for new clients. Smoking marijuana is a stupid idea and as indicated by the author is a vice. Vice is a practice, behavior, or habit generally considered immoral, sinful, criminal, rude, taboo, depraved, or degrading in the associated society. I think we have enough of that crap already don't you think.