AML Conversations: The Major Challenges of Banking Marijuana Businesses

Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations.

In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, talks with Steven Kemmerling. Steven is the CEO and Founder of MRB Monitor, a company that doesn’t support or oppose the banking of marijuana customers, but provides information so that institutions can make more informed decisions on whether or not their account holders are directly or indirectly managing products or businesses that have something to do with the sale of or with the enabling of the sale of marijuana. This conversation delves into the major challenges of banking marijuana businesses with the federal and state conflicts that still exist. Review the FinCEN guidance on marijuana related businesses here.

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AML RightSource is the leading provider of AML/BSA and financial crimes co-sourcing solutions. With over 900 AML/BSA professionals, AML RightSource assist clients in meeting their AML/BSA regulatory demands. The company’s current services include transaction monitoring, alert backlog management, enhanced due diligence reviews, fraud, and financial crimes advisory services. AML RightSource, a Clarion Capital Partners portfolio company, is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and has additional facilities in Ohio, Arizona, New York, and Mississauga Canada.

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