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Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Id.) should abandon efforts to address wide marijuana policy questions and instead concentrate on the financial services implications, the American Bankers Association said.

“While we appreciate that there is a wide universe of cannabis-related public policy concerns that require the attention of Congress, we strongly urge the Committee to maintain the narrow focus of the SAFE Banking Act on enabling the provision of basic financial services to state-sanctioned businesses,” James Ballentine, ABA’s executive vice president of congressional relations and political affairs wrote in a letter to Crapo.

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