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Marijuana and banking: Conflict of laws, banks caught in the middle A year later
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8/26/2019 to 8/27/2019
When: Monday, August 26, 2019
Where: Grand Hyatt Denver (Aspen Ballroom)
1750 Welton St
Denver, Colorado  80202
United States
Contact: Mike Bintner

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This is the second program aimed at providing critical information to bankers interested in serving the burgeoning marijuana industry and those who want to avoiding banking it - as well as to public officials and others who want to understand the issue. 


A year after our first program, we will delve into what has changed for the industry and banks and what is on the horizon for both industries.


 This event takes no position on legalization or use of marijuana, nor banks' decisions to serve the industry or abstain. 


CBA reserves the right to refuse attendance for those not associated with the banking industry.


Registrants may cancel for a refund up to 30 days before the meeting.





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August 26
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Registration

10 a.m. -10:15 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks: Don Childears, President and CEO, Colorado Bankers Association
10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. Current political climate and national trends: Melissa Kuipers Blake, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
11 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Federal law enforcement perspective: Jason Dunn, United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office District of Colorado
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch (non-working lunch)
1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Congressional update: Representative Ed Perlmutter, D, CO-7 
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Marijuana delivery; How is it managed?: The Honorable Jared Polis, Governor, State of Colorado Ean Seeb, Special cannabis advisor, State of Colorado
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. What has changed the banking regulatory environment? Jimmy Singh, District Counsel, OCC,
Jeff McDonald, FDIC RMS Field Supervisor – Denver / Albuquerque, David Thacker, Field Examiner, FDIC, Moderator, Ernie Panasci, Partner, Stinson LLP
3:45p.m. – 4:15 p.m. SAFE banking act & common issues: Sarah Sauceda, Associate General Counsel, Compliance Alliance
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Hemp industry considerations: Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, State of Colorado, Tim Gordon, Bija Hemp/International Hemp Solutions, Moderator: Jenifer Waller, COO Colorado Bankers Association 
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Reception


August 27

7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. Continental breakfast
8 a.m. – 8:05 a.m Opening Remarks: Don Childears, President and CEO, Colorado Bankers Association
8:05 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. How to avoid inadvertently banking an MRB: Mike Holland, FirstBank, Moderator:
Roger M. Beverage, President and CEO, Oklahoma Bankers Association
9:05 a.m. –10 a.m. Considerations for banking an MRB: Mark Haden, Principal, The Helios Companies; Moderator: Matthew D. Clark, Counsel Faegre Banker Daniels
10:05 a.m. –10:50 a.m. Legal considerations: Zane Gilmer, Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP; Kristin S. Godfrey, Esq., Jones & Keller 
10:50 a.m. –11:00 a.m. Break
11 a.m. –11:30 a.m. Hot topics


August 26-27, 2019

· Same-day flights to and from the conference are possible

· Event is designed to allow participants to extend their stay

· Conference is ONLY for bankers and those affiliated with the industry


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