Banks Are Dazed And Confused After Marijuana Guidance

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EST) -- Last month, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued new guidance in response to several states passing legislation to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, and in some states, for recreational purposes as well. This has left many financial institutions scratching their heads as to how to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act, which requires institutions to conduct due diligence on their customers (customer identification programs), and to report suspicious activity that may be indicative of criminal activity (suspicious activity reports).

According to a recent USA Today online...
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