Marijuana Banking Summit

Why a Summit and Why Now?

“Marijuana? We won’t touch it.” This is quite possibly one of the most unrealistic statements made in our industry. Whether you have a risk appetite to directly bank marijuana-related businesses or you prefer to leave that risk on the table, the industry will inevitably touch your doorstep. The grocery store you’ve banked for 40 years now sells CBD oil, your physician is on the approved list for your state, your mortgage applicant works for a dispensary, and your internal staff may now have legal prescriptions. While you might have not intended to directly bank this industry, it’s here. Given the dichotomy between Federal and State rules, we are in a strange and often frustrating regulatory environment. It’s time we talk. It’s time we learn more and it’s time we come together to tackle the issues head on.

Join us and industry experts for a day of information, education, networking and exploration of one of the biggest tipping points in our history.

It’s not about ideas; it’s about making ideas happen. It’s not about limits; it’s about establishing new boundaries. It’s not about what was; it’s about where we’re going…

How Did We Get Here? The U.S. Cannabis Industry from Illegal to Legal

Dr. Jeffrey Sharkey
Founder & CEO, Medical Marijuana Business Association of Florida
President & CEO, Capitol Alliance Group, Inc.

Marijuana 101: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

Michael Patterson
CEO, US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research & Development

Addressing the Cannabis Dichotomy for U.S. Banks

Angela Lucas
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Sterling Compliance, LLC

MRB Banking Needs and Challenges

Christopher Johnson
CEO, Integrated Compliance Solutions, LLC

Establishing the MRB Component of your BSA/AML Program

Angela Lucas
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Sterling Compliance, LLC

MRB Insurance Programs Designed to Manage Risk for Insured Financial Institutions

Joseph Kopko, MS, CSP
HUB International Limited

How to Automate and Scale Your Compliance Strategy

Christopher Johnson
CEO, Integrated Compliance Solutions, LLC

Cannabis Banking: It CAN Be Done!

Ken LaRoe
Past CEO & Chairman, First Green Bank

Date: June 6, 2019
Rivers Casino
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Onsite parking is free

Hotel accommodations are available at several North Shore locations with complimentary shuttle service. Details will be provided upon registration for the event.

Registration Fee: $197 per person

Please direct questions to Lisa Quinlan at

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