Cannabis in Banking

Cannabis Banking Square

Cannabis in Banking

Sep 26, 2023 | 11:00 am ET • 10:00 am CT | Webinar

Cannabis has become more mainstream, and institutions have begun banking with hemp customers. Find out how banks are knowingly – and unknowingly – banking hemp, CBD, and marijuana. This presentation will cover the current landscape of federal and state law for banks that are actively banking or contemplating banking with cannabis and/or hemp customers.

Participants gain an overview of the state of play regarding state legalization of cannabis (both medical and recreational), and what that still means in light of existing federal law and bank regulator oversight.

In addition, attendees explore an overview of regulations issued by the USDA and the current federal landscape for hemp, including FDA guidance, or the lack thereof. The presentation will address risk management when banking cannabis and/or hemp customers, as well as how to implement appropriate policies and procedures even if your bank has decided not to bank cannabis and/or hemp customers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the views of state and federal law enforcement and regulators.

  • Learn about the systems and procedures needed to service the cannabis and hemp industries.

  • Learn how regulators have been supervising banks that service a cannabis or hemp business.

  • Understand cannabis and hemp banking in the Biden administration.

Duration: 60 minutes



ICBA Members: $199

Nonmembers: $299

Unlimited Webinar Pass subscription: $0

Attendance/Cancellation Policy:

  • Registration fee is valid only for the individual registered. Each attendee must register.
  • Full payment is required prior to real-time event attendance. Digital products will be made available when full payment is received.
  • Digital product purchases cannot be cancelled once the order has been processed and the product is available to use.
  • Refunds will not be granted unless there is a technical issue that cannot be resolved that prevents the purchaser from accessing and/or using the product. Refund requests for technical issues must be received within 15 days of the date of purchase.

For more information, call 800-422-7285.

Who should attend: Executives, Compliance Officer, BSA Officers, Operations Management, Risk Management, Security Officer

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

CPE Credit Hours: 1

Heather Archer Eastep
Heather Eastep

Partner and Associate

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Code of Conduct

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As such, The Independent Community Bankers of America (“ICBA” or the “Association”) has adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

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