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AP file photo Subscribe for unlimited digital access.Try one month for $1! Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! The Illinois Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would change rules prohibiting banks from serving the businesses that make up the state’s $136 million legal weed industry. Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has championed the bill, which would bar the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from going after banks and credit unions that serve cannabis-related businesses, according to a statement from the treasurer’s office. As a result, the measure would allow pot firms to take advantage of banking services and start writing checks, depositing cash and taking out loans. State Senate unanimously OKs bill to open up banking services for pot firms – Chicago Sun-Times

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