The federal ban on marijuana means banking is a big problem for marijuana businesses.
Some owners are driving around with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. But now, one small Willamette Valley credit union is opening accounts for them.
Shane Saunders with MAPS Credit Union said they’ve opened more than 100 accounts.
“Really for us it’s about community safety and about serving our community," he said.
He said account holders are extensively vetted, including a visit to their business, to make sure they’re not doing anything illegal.