They own, operate, and work for licensed and regulated businesses. Their industry generates millions of dollars a year for state governments. Yet, it can be very difficult for people in the legal cannabis industry to get even the most basic banking services. And running a business or doing your everyday personal banking becomes a huge challenge without a bank account.

Below are three stories from Salal members who have faced these challenges and succeeded.

Owner, Khush Kush

Canna-business employee

Bellingham, WA

Elma, WA

Seattle, WA

Sunny and his immigrant family saw cannabis cultivation as a way to realize their version of the American dream: owning a successful business and achieving financial stability. 

Chantel had her new car for 10 days. Then the dealership called—her car loan had been denied simply because she worked for a canna-business.

Jerina and Logan were looking to open their first canna-business retail store, but no bank would give them a checking account. 

For You

Are you a business owner or employee in need of banking services? We’re here to help. Since 2014, Salal Credit Union has worked with over 1600 canna-businesses and their employees. We’re proud to provide canna-businesses and their employees access to the full suite of financial tools and services* you need to cultivate an empowered life. 
Learn more about Salal's canna-business banking solutions.

Canna-biz employees have access to all of Salal Credit Union's banking services. Find out more about what we offer.

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