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Ahead of the curve: A banker’s podcast episode 9 – The SAFER Banking Act

Banking on cannabis: Breaking down the SAFER Banking Act

The marijuana-related banking industry took major steps forward on September 27, 2023, when the Senate Committee passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act after weeks of negotiations and revisions to reach a bipartisan agreement. The bill would secure access for marijuana-related businesses (MRBs) to financial institutions.

Terri Luttrell and Michael O’Neill, aka “The Cannabis Banker,join the podcast to discuss the future of the SAFER Banking Act and what it means for financial institutions. They’ll give predictions for marijuana’s de-scheduling, what to expect from regulators, and what banks can do to work safely with MRBs in the meantime.  

Helpful links: 

Blog: SAFER Banking Act passes Senate Banking Committee  

Webinar: Banking marijuana-related businesses  

Podcast: Ahead of the curve: A banker’s podcast episode 3 – Cannabis lending – Abrigo 

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Ahead of the curve: A banker’s podcast

Looking for ideas, tips, and best practices to take your financial institution to the next level? Look no further than this podcast featuring insights from banking leaders and advisors across the industry. We’ll tackle a range of topics — technology implementation, loan grading, banking cannabis, and more to ensure you stay ahead of the curve in this fast-changing environment.

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