How Congress Could Help Pot Sellers Build Their Small Businesses

Current tax code, lack of access to bank accounts, hurt marijuana sellers.

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But while the legislation may not get its day on the floor this year, Lynch says it is only a matter of time before more states legalize pot and members of Congress start hearing from constituents that it is time to streamline the system for dispensaries.

"Over time, it will emerge as not a party issue," Lynch says. "It will eventually become a more state by state constituent issue not a Democratic or Republican one."

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