Stirring the Pot: Adjusting AML Programs to Manage Marijuana-Related Risks

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  • When: June 12, 2019
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

In today’s evolving regulatory landscape, the rules on banking marijuana are complex at best. With conflicting state laws and federal policies, along with the rise of legalized marijuana in other countries, this is one of the most challenging subjects facing compliance professionals today. Meanwhile, the number of institutions banking marijuana-related businesses (MRBs) is in the hundreds—up from zero in 2014. Join this panel of professionals for practical guidance on one of compliance’s most perplexing and rapidly evolving issues.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyzing regulatory requirements on marijuana related businesses, including FinCEN’s guidance on due diligence for MRB accounts and ensuring compliance
  • Updating your institution’s onboarding, KYC and auditing systems in order to effectively spot and investigate red flags indicating potential non-compliance
  • Creating an adaptable risk model that will allow your institution to safely bank MRB accounts should regulatory changes occur

Who Should Attend

  • BSA/AML Officers
  • Examiners
  • Legal Advisors
  • Risk Management Managers


  • North America
  • Banking
  • Marijuana-Related Businesses
  • Regulatory Agencies


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Brion Nazzaro
  • Brion Nazzaro, CAMS

  • Group Compliance Director
  • WorldRemit Corp


Philip Martin
  • Philip Martin, CAMS

  • Head of Compliance
  • Titan Vault

Cathy Scharf
  • Cathy Scharf, CAMS

  • SVP BSA Officer
  • NBH Bank, Colorado

Micah Schwalb
  • Micah Schwalb

  • Founding Partner
  • Roenbaugh Schwalb