Collecting cannabusiness deposits in The Evergreen State

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Recent estimates by Barclays suggest the U.S. cannabis market — were it legal today — would be worth nearly $30 billion in annual sales and primed to grow by an additional $10 billion in the next decade.As of July 2019, 11 states have legalized the recreational use of cannabis, 12 allow medical use and have decriminalized recreational use (though this designation bans its sale), and 10 only allow medical use; however, cannabis remains illegal on the federal level. As such, businesses that serve this market — often referred to as “cannabusinesses” — are often excluded from the mainstream financial system.According to FinCEN’s Marijuana Banking Update, 140 credit unions provided services to marijuana-related businesses as of March 2019. That’s an increase of 111 cooperatives year-over-year.Washington state legalized the recreational use of cannabis in 2012, and state-based credit unions, including Numerica ($2.3B, Spokane Valley, WA), saw the need to provide safe and secure services to these businesses. continue reading »last_img read more

J.D. Martinez hits 4 of the Diamondbacks’ 6 HRs; Dodgers blanked

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Magical things are happening at Dodger Stadium again. The Dodgers just aren’t doing them anymore.J.D. Martinez hit four of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ six home runs Monday as they brought their hot streak to Los Angeles and handed the Dodgers a 13-0 beating. The win was the Diamondbacks’ 11th in a row, one behind the Cleveland Indians’ current run for the longest win streak in the majors this season. The Diamondbacks haven’t even trailed at any point in their past 88 innings.The Dodgers have been the most frequent snake-bite victim during that time. They have lost to the Diamondbacks four times in the past eight days and have lost nine of their past 10 games overall.“We got our butts kicked. All around. We haven’t had many games like that if any all year,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “They’re playing well. They’re playing really well and us not so well.”Like the weather in Southern California, it is a combination that is making things uncomfortable and producing a lot of sweat.But Roberts continued to try and sell his message of calm and perspective.“I don’t think there’s anything I can do to soothe fans and their passion,” he said when asked about the high anxiety created on social media by the Dodgers’ whiplash turn from history to misery. “Each and every night it’s Game 7. But I can assure you we’re going to win a game again. I know that. And the tide will turn.”There is plenty of time for that with the opening game of the NL Division Series still a month away. But the Diamondbacks continue to give the Dodgers something to think about in the weeks ahead.The Diamondbacks swept the Dodgers in a three-game series at Chase Field last week, jumping to leads of multiple runs in the first inning of each game and have the advantage in the season series (9-8). Only one other team can say that this season — the Washington Nationals won two of three at Dodgers Stadium in June and will host the Dodgers next week.And the Diamondbacks have an ace to play if they do face the Dodgers in October.Left-hander Robbie Ray was perfect through the first five innings, retiring the first 15 Dodgers batters he faced (10 on strikeouts). Logan Forsythe broke that up with a leadoff single in the sixth inning but the Dodgers managed just two more singles off Ray.The left-hander struck out 14 in 7 2/3 innings Monday. According to Elias Sports, Ray is the first pitcher with four starts of 10 or more strikeouts against the Dodgers in the same season. In the last three of those starts over the past two months, Ray has allowed two runs on 12 hits while striking out 37 in 20 1/3 innings. His 53 strikeouts against the Dodgers this season are the most since Christy Mathewson struck out 58 Brooklyn Superbas during the 1908 season.“Robbie Ray obviously has very good stuff and today he really was spot on,” Roberts said. “Fastball was on the black all night long to all quadrants and that slider off of it. He was exceptional, he really was.”Ray “has our number,” Roberts acknowledged, but said the Dodgers would “prepare for a better result and compete and expect a different result” if they face him again in October.They might want to come up with a different gameplan for pitching to Martinez also.He went deep in the fourth inning off Dodgers starter Rich Hill then again in the seventh (Pedro Baez), eighth (Josh Fields) and ninth innings (Wilmer Font) as the Diamondbacks scored 11 runs off Dodgers relievers in the final three innings.“He’s got big power,” Roberts said of Martinez who has hit 18 of his 34 home runs since being traded from Detroit to Arizona in mid-July. “It seemed like he was on everything tonight.”Martinez is the 18th player in major-league history to hit four home runs in a game and also the first hitter in big-league history with home runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings of a game.“You tip your hat to Robbie Ray and J.D. Martinez. Those guys had unbelievable games,” Hill said.“We’re in a little bit of a rut. But guys continue to come to the park and put the effort in. We’ll be all right.”last_img read more