The State of Cannabis Banking: 2019 in Review

Friday, November 15, 2019 1 PM ET | 60 Minutes

There’s been quite a bit of activity around cannabis banking this year. 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for cannabis banking. Green Check Verified’s Paul Dunford and Attorney, Sara Moppin from Preti Flaherty to discuss our learnings about cannabis banking in New England, what’s next for cannabis banking in 2020.

Takeaways From This Presentation:

• The approach to cannabis banking is strategic (opportunistic) as well as defensive (proactive monitoring). How should you approach this new line of business?

• The RIGHT Data is the key to regulatory compliance and to a more efficient and profitable program. Know why you are doing it.

• What does the activity of 2019 tell us about what we’re expecting in 2020? Don’t be left on the sidelines.



Paul Dunford

Co-Founder and VP of Knowledge, Green Check

Paul is a co-founder of Green Check Verified, where he is the VP of Knowledge. Paul oversees the development and management of compliance programs for Green Check Verified’s clients, with a focus on state-level compliance as well as compliance around federal guidance.

Sara Mopin

Attorney, Preti Flaherty

Sara is an attorney at Preti Flaherty, she is part of their Business Law practice group. She represents individuals, privately held businesses and exempt organizations across a diverse array of industries. Sara also regularly advises clients with respect to regulatory and compliance matters. She also has extensive experience counseling financial institutions in connection with secured and unsecured lending.