(Cannabist) Marijuana business owners looking for banks willing to handle their accounts are finding resistance in the most unlikely place: their own industry.
Recent federal guidelines opened the door slightly between banking and marijuana — two industries kept apart by federal laws that still deem the drug illegal. But business owners in search of a bank account — for little more than a place to deposit wads of cash and pay employees — are finding it’s more an industry trade secret than they expected.
On one level, pot businesses with bank accounts are worried they could endanger what’s likely a precarious relationship simply by allowing its existence to be known.
On another, it’s a matter of good old-fashioned competition at work — survival of the fittest.
And those able to open bank accounts are in better shape than those who can’t, mostly because doing business becomes so much easier.
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Turtles that eat bone, rocks and soil, and turtles that mine
by Darren Naish
My huge friend and colleague Mathew Wedel owns a Box turtle Terrapene carolina. It’s called Eastie… don’t judge; this is because the animal is an Eastern box turtle (or is she? I wonder if Eastie is a Three-toed box turtle). Anyway, Eastie recently found part of a deceased rat’s head while on a backyard jaunt, and proceeded to deliberately snip away at the broken braincase and eat the bone fragments. This bone-eating carried on for about 20 minutes, and Matt thought it interesting enough to take the photo you see here (TL).
The eating of bones – osteophagy – is well known for turtles, has been recorded in several species, and is observed easily enough in species kept in captivity (like Testudo tortoises). Whenever this subject is mentioned (believe me, it’s always cropping up in conversation), many people recall the photo in David Attenborough’s Life on Earth that shows an Aldabran giant tortoise Aldabrachelys gigantea* scavenging on the carcass of a conspecific (Attenborough 1984) (TR).
As you can see here, it’s not entirely clear what the tortoise is doing, but it looks like it’s gnawing at dried skin and muscle, not bone. Incidentally, the photo was taken by Attenborough himself. I did used to have a very neat photo showing gnaw marks that a pet tortoise (belonging to my late friend and colleague David Cooper) left on a cow bone – to my frustration, I can no longer locate it…
(read more: Tetrapod Zoology - Scientific American)
photos: Mathew Wedel, David Attenborough, and Utahcamera
* Yes, it is actually a 3-toed Box Turtle (T. c. triunguis)
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