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Marijuana, Hemp, Cannabis…What Financial Institutitons Should Know

Given the confusing guidance from federal agencies, bankers continue to have concerns about opening accounts and offering banking products to marijuana-related businesses. Join us for this session as we examine the latest guidance and discuss marijuana basics, pending laws that may offer guidance to financial institutions, and best practices.

We will cover:

  • The distinctions between marijuana, cannabis, and hemp
  • The NCUA Interim Guidance on serving hemp businesses
  • FinCEN’s Guidance on marijuana-related businesses
  • Status on the SAFE Banking Act
  • Common questions from the banking industry

Who Should Attend:

Compliance Officers, auditors, upper management and legal staff.

Date Aired: December 12, 2019

(TODs are current as of the date aired)


  • Becky Breland
    • Becky Breland
    • Senior Consultant Becky Breland has 18 years legal experience in the areas of federal consumer protection regulations and Bank Secrecy Act compliance. Becky is a regulatory attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Alabama since 2001. Her current responsibilities include working closely with financial institutions to create custom training programs and materials. Becky also works directly with regulatory agencies to develop content for their custom training programs along with maintaining the training program materials for changes in policies and regulations. In addition to developing classroom training, Becky has developed online training and webinars for Capco. Becky is one of Capco's trainers and has provided classroom training to regulatory agencies, financial institutions and at Capco-hosted events, seminars and workshops on the subjects of deposit, operations and lending compliance.

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