A new poll conducted by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), which creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish, found that “two-thirds of voters (65%) support allowing cannabis-related businesses to have access to banking services in states where cannabis is legal.”
In addition, poll results indicated bipartisan public support for congressional passage of the SAFE Banking Act – bipartisan cannabis banking legislation that has passed the House of Representatives seven times but as yet not been taken up by the Senate, reported Marijuana Moment.
The poll, conducted by Morning Consult, found that “71% of voters agree that allowing cannabis-related businesses to access the banking system would help reduce the risk of robbery and assault at cannabis-related businesses — showing the importance of the policy to public safety.”
Cannabis And Social Equity
The poll noted that “55% said that with some cannabis-related businesses owned and led by people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community, allowing for cannabis banking would help these underserved communities — indicating how the policy would advance social equity.”
ICBA’s polling also found:
- More than 80% of voters …