It’s in the NYTimes, which means paywall. But I’ll excerpt the most relevant parts. The article is on how the banking industry is using the “legalize pot” craze to weaken federal banking regulations.
Congress is considering the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which would create a “safe harbor” against federal bank regulators in states where marijuana has been legalized. The bill has 206 co-sponsors and breezed through the House’s Financial Services Committee in March. Many members of Congress have rallied behind the SAFE Banking Act not because their voters care about pot but because their donors care about money. The old hippie who grows a couple of plants in his backyard in Santa Cruz is not the guy who is paying the former House speaker John Boehner to lobby on behalf of the National Cannabis Roundtable...
No, we wouldn’t but, as happens so often these days, the corporate world has taught us to repeat robotically that “criminalizing pot is racist,” and we will eagerly welcome any abuse as long as we can posture as anti-racist.
The wail of “raaaaaaaacist” is the best marketing strategy ever invented.