A Practical Guide to Banking Cannabis


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You just found out that your board wants to get into marijuana. Now what do you do? Where do you start? How do you make a well thought out decision around cannabis banking? Who should be involved in the planning meetings? What are the concerns with the compliance, the legal, operational, and other areas of your institution? How do you build a successful program? We will include these answers as well as monitoring insights for your program. Join us for these actionable insights and answers to your questions from industry experts. Our webinar will feature host Nancy E. Lake, as well as guest speakers Paul Dunford and Stacy Litke, who are with Green Check, Inc.

Our Featured Speakers:

Paul Dunford is a cofounder of Green Check Verified, one of the leading providers of regulatory solutions for banks and credit unions that offer financial services to cannabis-related businesses. He leads the consulting arm of the company and partners with financial institutions to build cannabis banking programs that meet examiner expectations and provide the services CRBs need in a cost-effective manner. Over the past two years Paul and his team have developed cannabis banking programs for financial institutions of all shapes and sizes in over 20 states.


Stacy Litke is Director of Banking Compliance at Green Check Verified, a consulting and software firm who sits at the intersection between community based banking and the emerging legal cannabis industry. Over the past thirty plus years, Stacy has seen the financial services industry from multiple angles having gained experience in Retail, Lending, Operations and Technology, from the seats of Community Banker, FinTech Company and Consultant. Prior to joining Green Check in 2020, Stacy was SVP of Operations for a Massachusetts based, $900 million institution, and today she uses her collective experience to help Financial Institutions with compliant cannabis banking programs.


Our Host:  

Nancy Lake has over 16 years of experience in the BSA/AML world and was CAMS certified in 2008. Nancy received her CAMS-Audit certification in 2013 and her CAMS-FCI certification in 2015. She has conducted bank wide BSA/AML training, including Board of Director training. Along with conducting monthly online training, Nancy speaks at numerous conferences through the year in the U.S., and even overseas. For six years, she was an instructor at the PA Bankers School of Banking, and for 7 ½ years Nancy served as Director of Compliance Anchor, the training and consulting division of Atlantic Community Bankers Bank. Nancy has utilized her BSA experience as an educator to assistance to financial institutions in the areas of training, risk management, and the development of sound internal programs and best practices for the past 16 years. She has previously served as BSA Officer in multiple community banks where she successfully created and implemented the entire BSA program, including one bank with numerous international MSBs. Nancy has experience working with and implementing several automated BSA/AML transaction monitoring systems. In September 2020, Nancy joined ARC Risk and Compliance as their Director of Training.


Recorded on April 6, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST


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