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The STATES Act—A Solution to the Cannabis Banking Problem on the Horizon?
By Danielle Hunt, Kalin Bornemann, Olivia Grabacki, and Jessica Roberts As we previously discussed, financial institutions that offer financial services to the cannabis industry have been operating in a state of uncertainty in the wake of the rescis...
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Update: DOJ Rescinds the Cole Memo—FinCen Guidance Still in Effect, For Now…
In the wake of the shift in federal marijuana enforcement policy, financial institutions have been left to speculate the risk in offering financial services to marijuana-related businesses. While the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforc...
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DOJ Rescinds the Cole Memo—What It Means for Your Financial Institution
Reiterating that Congress considers marijuana to be a "dangerous drug" and marijuana activity to be a "serious crime," Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued a memo to all U.S. attorneys rescinding various memoranda related to enforcem...
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Update: The CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule is Officially Dead
This is an update to our original post: The CFPB's Proposed Arbitration Rules–Dead or Alive? on June 1, 2017. It is official: The CFPB's arbitration rule is dead. On October 24, the Senate passed its resolution to disapprove the CFPB's rul...
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Reg CC Goes “Paperless”: New Amendments Address Electronic Checks, Remote Deposit Capture, and Other Modern Banking Trends
Regulation CC first became law back in 1992. Yes, that was when Sir Mix-a-Lot was “back” on the top of the charts, audiences were eating up Silence of the Lambs, and bowl cuts were a thing. Times have changed, but oddly Reg CC hasn’t. Since 1992, Reg...
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Update: The CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule—Dead or Alive?
Update (August 28, 2017): A lot has happened since our original post on the CFPB's arbitration rule, and more is on the way. The CFPB's arbitration rule is definitely alive and breathing, for the time being: The CFPB published its long-awaite...
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