SMB Lending to the Cannabis Industry: Getting Started and Best Practices

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 1 PM ET | 60 Minutes

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More financial institutions than ever are offering services to the cannabis industry beyond basic banking, and for many of them, lending remains top of mind. With the majority of cannabis operators considered small businesses, the demand for loan products that can provide working capital, are at an absolute premium. Financial institutions have a promising opportunity to fill this need, but they should be armed with the best practices and special considerations around cannabis lending before getting started.

Accordingly, we are hosting “SMB Lending to the Cannabis Industry: Getting Started and Best Practices.” This in-depth, 60-minute virtual presentation, plus Q&A, will cover the fundamentals of offering small business loans to cannabis operators. Topics covered include:

  • Fundamentals of cannabis lending
  • Risk considerations and mitigation tools
  • Types of lending products cannabis operators need
  • Collateralization and bankruptcy considerations
  • Account monitoring and what to look for
  • Pricing strategies


  • Copies of all presentation materials
  • Access to the full recording of the session

Who Should Attend

  • Board members
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • Compliance and risk officers
  • Branch operations managers
  • Business development teams
  • Lending officers
  • Marketing and communications teams


Stacy Litke

VP, Banking Programs, Green Check

Stacy Litke, VP of Banking Programs leads the client facing cannabis banking teams at Green Check.  Stacy has decades of experience in banking and has seen the financial services industry from the seats of Community Banker, FinTech Leader and Technology Consultant. In her role at Green Check, she and her team have developed best practices for banking the cannabis industry through working with more than one hundred financial institutions as they work to evaluate and implement cannabis banking programs, and conversations with regulators and examiners.

Julie Mott

Director, Program Implementations, Green Check Verified

Julie Mott is the Director of Program Implementations at Green Check Verified. She has over two decades of experience working for banks and credit unions in operations, retail, and lending. Prior to joining Green Check, Julie was VP, Deposit Operations Manager for a Rhode Island based, $1.3B institution. She is committed to ensuring exemplary service and support to each of Green Check’s partner financial institutions.