I don't trust them. They're up to something. Consider;
1) By federal law marijuana related businesses can not use banks. No checks, no debit cards, no credit cards, not even money orders. Cash only.
2) Marijuana is going to be a very cash intensive enterprise at every level. Background checks, license application fees, security costs, testing, insurance, taxes, taxes, and more taxes.
3) The feds have just announced new rules forbidding armored car firms from serving the marijuana industry.
4) One of Holder's stated criteria is no increase in violence, especially gun related violence.
Isn't that handy? By requiring the marijuana industry, a multimillion dollar enterprise in even the smallest of states to go cash only they guarantee $100k's of dollars neatly stacked in multiple locations and by banning armored car services they make sure that cash is being moved in a passenger vehicle with no protection. Why don't they just paint a huge bulls eye the cars, shops, and employees while they're at it?
This behavior ensures violent armed robberies. And I'm sure they will scream bloody murder should the shop owner defend himself with a firearm even though that wouldn't raise so much as an eyebrow if it were a liqueur store.
Could it be the feds are trying to initiate a chain of tragic events just so they can say "I told you so"?
Then again it could just be more inter agency fighting as the pigs scramble to protect their pensions.
Bank of America has agreed to allow marijuana based businesses to open accounts with them while the feds are talking about loosening banking rules to make it easier for them to do so.
The feds are also looking to loosen the restraints on banking for cannabis related businesses. With the current government shutdown a new source of revenue must be looking pretty good to them.