Since August of 2013, this country’s nascent marijuana industry has been propped up by “The Cole Memo,” a 4-page guidance document from then-Deputy AG James Cole outlining the factors to be considered by the Department of Justice in enforcing the federal ban on marijuana distribution and sale in view of the handful of states which – at that time – had begun to legalize it in one form or another. That memo was followed in February of 2014 by a Treasury Department memo wherein the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) mirrored the Cole Memo guidelines for banks. Fast forward to 2018, and 35 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized or decriminalized marijuana possession and use for either medical purposes, recreational purposes, or both.
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