Webinar: Hemp Farming Act: CBD, FAQs & Impact on Financial Services

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

03:00pm  to  04:30pm

The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, as passed in the 2018 Farm Bill, allows farmers to legally grow industrial hemp and makes cannabidiol (CBD) – a hemp byproduct – legal at the federal level. This is big news! Subject to state law, financial institutions can begin opening accounts and lending to industrial hemp and CBD-related businesses. But many questions remain. How can you distinguish a legal hemp crop from an illegal one? What ongoing due diligence and reporting will be expected? What are the SAR implications? Join this informational session to learn the answers to these questions and more!

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.


  • What was legalized under the Hemp Farming Act
  • Understanding what is and isn’t permitted under your state’s law
  • Initial and ongoing due diligence to detect and monitor hemp and CBD activity
  • Suspicious activity reporting requirements
  • Legislation on the horizon for banking marijuana-related businesses

    • Sample policy language
    • Hemp/CBD enhanced due diligence worksheet
    • Employee training log
    • NEW – Interactive quiz


This informative session will benefit new accounts personnel, branch managers, operations personnel, BSA officers, and compliance officers.


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Monday, March 4, 2019
All webinars are available for six months after broadcast


NOTE:  All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other institutions or those not employed by your financial institution is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.