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Numerous articles have been published about medical marijuana dispensaries. In fact, I read in an article last week that a bipartisan coalition of members of the House of Representatives recently voted to restrict the Drug...more
Banks struggling with the question of whether – and how – to work with marijuana-related businesses can look to Colorado and Washington for ideas, but will do so at their own risk if the ongoing dialogue between FinCEN and...more
As more States move towards the legalization of marijuana in various forms and to various degrees, marijuana is quickly becoming a growing and profitable industry. Despite changing state legislation, the federal government...more
On February 14, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued guidance aimed at clarifying Bank Secrecy Act expectations for financial institutions interested in providing services to marijuana-related...more
As we have previously reported, despite the growing number of States that have authorized the use of marijuana in various forms, the federal government has continued to crack down on dispensaries. In addition to direct...more
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued guidance (the “Guidance”) to clarify FinCEN’s expectations as to how financial institutions (“FIs” and each an “FI”) will meet their compliance requirements under the...more
On February 14, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued its guidance “BSA Expectations Regarding Marijuana-Related Businesses” in an effort to clarify Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) expectations for...more
Full text copy of the Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) guidance clarifying the Bank Secrecy Act expectations for financial institutions seeking to provide banking services to...more
On Jan. 1, recreational marijuana officially went on sale in Colorado, marking the first state in the Union to permit the recreational sale and use of marijuana. For the last year — following the passage of Amendment 64,...more
On July 10, 2013, U.S. Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-Colorado) and Denny Heck (D-Washington) introduced the “Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2013” (“Access to Banking Act”) in the United States House of...more
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- Health Care False Statement Statute Serves as Backstop for Government In Nearly Failed Prosecution
The legalization under state law of the marijuana business in Colorado through Amendment 20 (medical marijuana) and Amendment 64 (recreational marijuana) (Amendment 20 and Amendment 64 shall be referred to collectively as the...more
As we have previously reported, despite the growing number of States that have sanctioned the use of marijuana in various forms, the federal government has continued its efforts to crack down on dispensaries....more
The CFPB intends to determine whether certain provisions of Maine and Tennessee laws relating to unclaimed gift cards are preempted by federal law on gift card expiration dates. The CFPB’s rulings will represent the agency’s...more
Banks holding mortgages now have one more thing to worry about: potential criminal and civil liability and forfeiture under the federal “crack-house” statute. Sound crazy? Read on, because late last year the four U.S....more
In MLSMK Investment Co. v. JP Morgan Chase & Co., No. 10-3040-cv, 2011 WL 2640579 (2d Cir. July 7, 2011), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims brought under the Racketeer...more
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