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New Bill Addresses Systemic Risk In Cannabis Banking

Law360 (July 10, 2018, 1:43 PM EDT) -- For financial institutions interested in banking state-legal marijuana businesses, 2018 has been a roller coaster. In January, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama-era policy of lenient federal enforcement, creating new confusion for banks and credit unions about the future of marijuana-related banking. Many feared that the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network would withdraw or amend its guidance as well, thereby eliminating the only federal guidance directed to financial institutions on banking marijuana businesses. But FinCEN has since been clear that its guidance remains in place and...
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