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Jun 6, 2014 6:25 AM by Chelsea DeCesare

Denver PD warns of plot to rob pot store couriers

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Police Department is warning marijuana businesses of a plot to rob marijuana dispensary couriers.

Police release few details of the alleged plot. In a Crime Stopper's alert issued Thursday evening, the Denver police said they received credible information about a plot to rob Denver area marijuana dispensary couriers.

The US Treasury and Justice Departments announced in February that banks could open accounts for state-licensed marijuana businesses, even though marijuana is illegal under federal law. But the guidelines did not erase the threat of prosecution if banks handle money for bad actors in the industry, and they included a long list of hoops the banks must jump through if they want to work with pot money.

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