Problems of legal marijuana producers

The following movie on Tubi (from 2020) covers Humboldt County
small cannabis producers. It’s quite good. One thread ends up
talking about the snowball effect the state legalization without
federal legalization can cause.

  1. The growers can’t get bank funding because the banks are
    federally controlled. Even having a business account is subject
    to federal confiscation because monies are considered obtained
    through illegal means.
  2. Without the banks, growers are forced to hire couriers to transfer
  3. In one case, a courier was stopped for some vehicle violation.
    When the federal officers found the money they used asset
    forfeiture, again because federally it was obtained through illegal
  4. The small business is thus out of substantial monies, unable
    to pay their employees, and are threatened with going out of
    business, just because of the clash between state and federal

"Under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) passed in 1970, the federal government maintains a complete prohibition of marijuana. Of course, the federal government lacks any constitutional authority to ban or regulate cannabis within the borders of a state, despite the opinion of the politically connected lawyers on the Supreme Court. If you doubt this, ask yourself why it took a constitutional amendment to institute federal alcohol prohibition.

Currently, marijuana is completely illegal in Wisconsin. Legalizing marijuana would remove a huge layer of laws prohibiting the possession and use of marijuana in Wisconsin even though federal prohibition remains in effect. This is significant because FBI statistics show that law enforcement makes approximately 99 of 100 marijuana arrests under state, not federal law. When states stop enforcing marijuana laws, they sweep away most of the basis for 99 percent of marijuana arrests." [emphasis mine]