Resources

Cannabis Banking Due Diligence Concerns

Cannabis Banking Due Diligence Concerns

Ancillary cannabis business compliance and risk personnel can use this resource to assist them when conducting due diligence on commercial cannabis business customers. This resource will help you understand general risks to consider, as well as specific risks associated with brand companies and different commercial cannabis industry sectors.

This infographic is intended for:

  • Compliance Managers
  • Compliance Analysts
  • BSA/AML Officers
  • AML Analysts
  • Risk Managers
  • Risk Analysts

Produced by Jontae James for the “Cannabis Banking Due Diligence – Deep Dive” Webinar.

Cannabis Banking Lead Director Checklist

Cannabis Banking Lead Director Checklist

Financial institution boards of directors and executives can use this checklist to guide the conversation on selecting a lead cannabis banking director, their major activities, and reports the board may want to review.

This checklist is intended for:

  • Financial institution board members
  • Financial institution executives
  • Financial institution compliance and risk functions

Produced by Joe Bonner for the “Cannabis Banking in the Boardroom: Risk Management” Webinar.

Commercial Cannabis Business Board Report for Financial Institutions

Commercial Cannabis Business Board Report for Financial Institutions

Financial institution compliance executives can use this resource to assist them with implementing a robust, formally documented commercial cannabis business board report. Use ACCCE’s editable board report template document to provide your board with information specific to your cannabis banking program, including the effect of this client segment on the overall risk profile and suspicious activity reporting, the outcome of any recent audits, and an identification of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Key Risk Indicators (KRIs).

This job aid package includes:

  • Commercial Cannabis Business Board Report for Financial Institutions Background document
  • Commercial Cannabis Business Board Report for Financial Institutions Template document
  • High-level board overview PowerPoint slide to include with your board report

This job aid package is intended for:

  • Financial institution executives
  • Financial institution compliance and risk functions
Compliance Policy Checklist

Compliance Policy Checklist

Commercial cannabis risk managers and compliance officers can use this checklist to draft a formal compliance policy that will address their company’s adherence to applicable laws and regulations and internal standards. This checklist walks through the major components of a robust compliance policy.

This checklist is intended for:

  • Commercial cannabis business owners
  • Commercial cannabis business risk managers
  • Commercial cannabis business compliance managers

Produced by Vijay S. Choksi, Esq. for the “Introduction to Compliance Management – Establishing the Culture of Compliance” Webinar.

Comprehensive Cannabis Banking Program

Comprehensive Cannabis Banking Program

Financial institution boards of directors and executives can use this resource to assist them when considering cannabis banking, or expanding a cannabis banking program. This one-pager will help you identify material due diligence processes, internal controls, and best practices to check your cannabis banking program against.

This checklist is intended for:

  • Financial institution board members
  • Financial institution executives
  • Financial institution compliance and risk functions

Produced by Andy Montgomery for the “Cannabis Banking in the Boardroom: Risk Management” Webinar.

Financial Institution Cash Deposit Guidance

Financial Institution Cash Deposit Guidance

Financial institution risk and compliance executives can use this reference to guide the conversation on whether to allow cash to be deposited in your branches from commercial cannabis businesses.

This resource is intended for:

  • Financial institution compliance and risk functions

Produced by Chris Gunias for the “5 High Risk Areas of Cannabis Banking Webinar”, this reference document runs through the risks a financial institution should consider in their due diligence and enhanced due diligence for allowing a commercial cannabis business to deposit cash at a branch.

Financial Institution Due Diligence Checklist

Financial Institution Due Diligence Checklist

Financial institution AML and BSA staff can use this reference to guide the conversation on what to review for cannabis banking due diligence.

This resource is intended for:

  • Financial institution AML/BSA function

Produced by Cathy Scharf for the “5 High-Risk Areas of Cannabis Banking” webinar, this checklist runs through the material differences a financial institution should consider in their due diligence and enhanced due diligence.

Inherent Risks Associated with Brand Companies

Inherent Risks Associated with Brand Companies

Financial institution compliance and risk personnel can use this resource to assist them when conducting due diligence on commercial cannabis business customers. This infographic will help you understand how a brand company may work with your commercial cannabis customer, and what inherent risks should be considered when evaluating that relationship.

This infographic is intended for:

  • Compliance Managers
  • Compliance Analysts
  • BSA/AML Officers
  • AML Analysts
  • Risk Managers
  • Risk Analysts

Produced by Carole McCormick for the “Cannabis Banking Due Diligence – Deep Dive” Webinar.

 

Measuring Your Compliance Culture Checklist

Measuring Your Compliance Culture Checklist

Commercial cannabis risk managers and compliance officers can use this checklist to assist them in measuring the effectiveness of their company’s compliance culture. Compliance culture is built over time, and this checklist will assist with answering key questions about the strength of the internal control environment, training, and communication.

This checklist is intended for:

  • Commercial cannabis business owners
  • Commercial cannabis business risk managers
  • Commercial cannabis business compliance managers

Produced by Donald Luther for the “Introduction to Compliance Management – Establishing the Culture of Compliance” Webinar.

Risk Program Package

Risk Program Package

ACCCE’s risk program is a great starting place for commercial cannabis businesses with no risk program in place, or for commercial cannabis businesses looking to enhance their current risk program.

Ancillary cannabis businesses can also use this risk program template to assist their commercial cannabis clients in implementing a risk program.

The instructions document and accompanying video will help you understand how to create a commercial cannabis risk program by establishing what each section in the template does for your business, how to modify certain sections to be specific to your business, and how to formalize the program through a corporate approval process.

This risk program package is intended for:

  • Risk officers
  • Compliance officers
  • Compliance managers
  • General counsel
  • Compliance and risk functions at ancillary cannabis businesses