Hey, I admit it: Back in the day, I knew a few folks who sold marijuana.
Now, these weren't your evil, violent drug lords. They were mostly just regular guys looking for a little extra cash to help pay the bills.
But those friendly felons of old actually share the same problem as the same legitimate businesspeople who run legal cannabis ventures today…
What the hell do you do with all that cash?
You couldn't just drop a bunch of cash in the bank without someone asking a bunch of pointed questions.
The guys I knew put it in air ducts, under the floorboards, or stuffed it anywhere else they thought they could safely hide it.
The best solution I ever heard of was from a guy I knew who had some unusual pets. He would put the cash in a shoebox, and then put that box… in a glass cage that also happened to be the home of his two six-foot Burmese pythons.
It's safe to say he never worried about losing any of his money.
But then again, not everyone – especially pioneering cannabis firms navigating tricky, virtually incoherent federal regulations – is lucky enough to have Burmese pythons guarding their earnings.
Fortunately, just in the nick of time, a local bank I know is stepping into the breach to service this decidedly underserved sector, and you can own it for the unreasonably good price of less than $8…
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