The key to any association is the people that make up the network. From commercial cannabis business owners and Risk Officers to lawyers and banking professionals and all who fall in between, we are proud of the diverse and expanding network of professionals and experts who are our members. To show our appreciation for the exceptional individuals in our community, we are highlighting Jacob Morehead this week. Please reach out and connect with them, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-morehead-ccce-17721765/!
Jacob is an Australian native with 10 years of working anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing experience within the APAC region, however, he now resides in the United States. He has a bachelor’s in Business majoring in Finance and is a Certified Commercial Cannabis Expert (CCCE). Jacob has specialized in risk management, working with highly regulated industries such as Banks, Gaming, FinTechs with NBFI/MSB/Gaming licenses, and marijuana businesses. Jacob has vast experience in regulatory compliance and AML/CTF in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the EU.
The commercial cannabis market is exciting! The market is continuing to mature in key regions such as North America where it is legalized, but at the same time, is still in its infancy within the APAC region, and specifically in Australia where it remains illegal.
I view commercial cannabis much like cryptocurrency (which has seen mass adoption in the last 2-3 years.) Commercial cannabis adoption is a matter of when, not if in my eyes.
I believe having a sound understanding of commercial cannabis risk management on top of my AML/BSA compliance management experience will enable me to engage and educate peers in the US, but also assist in becoming a subject matter expert for when the eventual adoption takes place in my home country.
ACCCE matters to me, because it is one of the first genuine cannabis-related associations that truly offers all the bells and whistles for risk management best practices as well as provides me with the ability to network within arm’s reach of fellow risk specialists within the commercial cannabis industry without having to physically travel.
We are proud to have an esteemed member like Jacob Morehead in our network. As our community continues to grow, we find it important to thank our members for their commitment to professionalizing the commercial cannabis industry. Thank you, Jacob, for being such an important part of the cannabis community. Together, we are a part of something great.
The Association of Certified Commercial Cannabis Experts (ACCCE) is dedicated to advancing the professional knowledge and skills of those committed to commercial cannabis risk management.Click here for more information on how ACCCE can help our members in financial services.