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Polis among 21 governors urging Congress to pass cannabis banking reform

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(The Center Square) -- Colorado Governor Jared Polis is leading an effort backed by 20 other state and territory governors to encourage Congress to pass legislation that would allow cannabis-legal states to operate under a new banking system.

The proposed federal legislation would allow banks and credit unions to provide their services to state-licensed cannabis-related businesses such as marijuana dispensaries.

The US is worried about its critical minerals supply chains – essential for electric vehicles, wind power and the nation's defense

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When U.S. companies build military weapons systems, electric vehicle batteries, satellites and wind turbines, they rely heavily on a few dozen "critical minerals" - many of which are mined and refined almost entirely by other countries.