Cannabis Banking Startups Want to Make It Easy to Buy Cannabis

By Wired on November 1, 2022

In dispensaries, cash is king—and it’s a nuisance for business owners and buyers. Fintech players are entering the fray.

WALKING INTO THE Planet 13 Entertainment Complex—the world’s largest cannabis dispensary—in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a luxury experience. Seventy-four registers line up as personal shoppers accompany customers, explaining the different types of premium cannabis in glass cases. Customers can also catch a glimpse of robots making infused HaHa gummies and fizzy beverages. It feels seamless, and for many, like going to an Apple store.

That is, until checkout time.