Cannabis is arguably the fastest growing industry in the world. In the U.S., 33 states and the District of Columbia currently have passed laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. As the cannabis industry takes off, everyone from growers to transporters will need a place to put their money. While the number of banks working with marijuana related businesses (MRBs) is steadily climbing, many remain challenged to respond to the rapidly expanding marijuana industry and determine their responsibilities for understanding .
How is your bank responding and what are the responsibilities for monitoring MRBs, Fentanyl and synthetic opioids? This banking law webinar explores the latest developments on banking MRBs, legal businesses selling CBD oils, and Fentanyl and Opioids businesses including the risks, legal requirements, and challenges associated with marijuana business and service providers of MRBs. Attendees will learn the most important considerations for banking these types of businesses. A comprehensive review of current marijuana regulations and BSA/AML compliance requirements will also be provided.
- The current legal and regulatory landscape of banking hemp and marijuana related businesses
- Impact of the Farm Bill and the differences between hemp and marijuana
- Overview and impact of the SAFE Banking Act
- The most important considerations for banking MRBs, Opioid and Fentanyl businesses and businesses that sell CBD oil
- Industry approaches on how to define “marijuana-related businesses”
- Compliance obligations on banking these types of businesses
- Up-to-date guidance of bank regulatory agencies, including the FDIC, Federal Reserve and OCC
- Understanding the legal and compliance risks associated with banking MRBs and their service providers
- Enforcement of BSA/AML laws as the relate to MRBs
- Strategies for retooling compliance programs and beefing up current compliance functions.
Who Should Attend?
- BSA Officer and support teams
- Risk Management
- Deposit Operations
- Fraud management and support staff
- Compliance Officers and support staff
- Internal Auditors
- Senior Management