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January 14, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central Standard Time

Beginning on January 1, 2020, Illinois will become the 11th state to decriminalize recreational marijuana use. As an increasing number of states seek to decriminalize marijuana, banks throughout the nation are seeking to determine how their institutions may be able to serve marijuana-related businesses (MRBs).

Please join us for this one-hour panel webinar during which we will discuss current federal and state laws impacting banks and MRBs, the issues your bank should consider in determining whether it will bank MRBs and strategies for satisfying applicable regulatory requirements.

Guest Speaker

Tony Repanich is the President and COO of Shield Compliance. He served as a community banker for 25 years and is a former EVP for Peoples Bank. Mr. Repanich also operated a consulting firm focused on cannabis banking and finance; community banking and fintech prior to joining Shield Compliance. 

CLE Credit Pending

Vedder Price is an accredited CLE provider in California, Illinois, and New York; and, when possible; a sponsor in Virginia.


James W. Morrissey