Turley Advocates for Legislation to Protect Financial Institutions Serving Marijuana Businesses
Former NFL quarterback Kyle Turley is making waves in the political arena, advocating for fair banking for the cannabis industry. Turley recently visited New Hampshire, where he met with presidential candidates and Dean Phillips to discuss legislation that aims to provide protections for federally regulated financial institutions serving state-sanctioned marijuana businesses.
Turley, a two-time champion, spoke to Fox News Digital about his efforts, saying, “We’re trying to get the message out about this cannabis plant and about fair banking. We’re going to make a little bit of noise. We might get some votes just for the cannabis part. We’re gonna have some fun with it. We’re gonna try and grow our brand and make people aware about this plant. We’ll see what happens.”
Calls for Border Security and Immigration Reform
During the interview, Turley also expressed his views on border security and immigration. He stated, “I’d close the damn borders for one and then go find all the people that got in here illegally. It’s ridiculous. We’re paying all this money as taxpayers, and it’s not helping us at all. We’re sending it all overseas, you know. Who knows where we’re sending it, but it’s not being used here in the states.”
Turley went on to criticize the current handling of funds, particularly in California, where he mentioned the state receives significant funding for homelessness, but has the worst homeless population in the country.
Progress of the Legislation
The bill, introduced in the U.S. Senate last year, aims to address the lack of financial services available to marijuana businesses due to federal regulations. While it has not made it onto any ballots, a committee passed the bill in September. Previously, a similar bill called the SAFE Banking Act failed to receive a Senate vote, despite multiple successful passes in the House.
The legislation has garnered bipartisan support, with a group of legislators cosponsoring the bill.