As Decentralized Finance Flourishes, Can the Legal Cannabis Industry Benefit?
The legal cannabis industry is growing in leaps and bounds. According to a study, the USA cannabis industry was valued at $11.3 billion, and is rising at around 14% per year!
The cannabis industry is at a standstill with traditional financing options, and the SAFE Act, which would allow the legal cannabis industry access to traditional banking would be a godsend for the industry as legalization efforts continue.
Could decentralized finance help? Decentralized finance is financial services without a central authority. As the cannabis industry grows, it is currently cash only due to money-laundering laws that make it a federal crime for banks to provide services to the cannabis industry until it is legalized nation-wide.
Decentralized finance operates on a blockchain, and could be made auditable and trust less. It would enable fairness in pricing, sourcing and payroll.
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