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Out of the Shadows | An Investor Summit Recap
February 9, 2022
After a COVID hiatus of more than 2 years, I rejoined the institutional cannabis investment speaker circuit, offering the closing remarks at the Kahner Global Cannabis Private Investment Summit in Coral Gables, Florida. My remarks addressed how banking developments are increasingly impacting cannabis investment, operating and financial strategies and decisions, for both plant touching and the growing array of ancillary businesses serving the industry.
Stephen Lenn with James Young
Banking and Cannabis: Is it Legal
January 4, 2022
Marijuana is still a Schedule 1 drug and is illegal under federal law. However, I am not aware of any federal banking law or regulation, or any other federal law or regulation, which explicitly makes it illegal for banks and other financial institutions to provide their traditional services to state legal cannabis businesses.
Stephen Lenn and James Young
Banking and Cannabis: Bank Lending, The Next Frontier
May 10, 2021
A fortuitous combination of developments and circumstances present the banking and cannabis industries a large opportunity to enhance each of their respective bottom lines: conventional bank lending, payment processing, treasury management and other services, and bank administered SBA and revenue bond financing to cannabis businesses.
Stephen A. Lenn, Russell T. Rendall and James B. Young with Teddy Kirsch of L&S Business Law
PPP Update: Loan Necessity Questionnaires
November 20, 2020
On October 26, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) published a notice in the Federal Register which foreshadowed the release of two new forms seeking information from for-profit and nonprofit organizations that received Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans of $2 million or more. If approved, the SBA would use information from these forms to evaluate and determine whether economic uncertainty made a PPP loan request necessary.
Christopher Meager, Krista Warren and James Young