Bonus Podcast: What the SAFE Banking Act Means for Banks and Cannabis

On Sept. 25, the House passed a landmark cannabis bill: the ABA-backed SAFE Banking Act, which would provide clarity to financial institutions seeking to serve legitimate marijuana businesses. In this bonus episode — sponsored by RIVIO Clearinghouse, the future of financial information exchange — ABA’s policy team breaks down:

  • The significance of the House vote, which carried with an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 321 to 103.
  • The mechanics of how the SAFE Banking Act address the conflict between federal and state laws over cannabis.
  • The outlook for cannabis legislation in the Senate and ABA’s continued advocacy

This episode is sponsored by RIVIO Clearinghouse.

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In this episode:

Sabrina Bergen
SVP, Office of Strategic Engagement

Rob Rowe
VP and Counsel, Consumer and Regulatory Compliance

Tanner Daniel
VP, Congressional Relations

Evan Sparks
ABA Banking Journal