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The Bar Association of San Francisco presents
Dissolving Cannabis Banking Barriers with Cryptocurrency

December 23, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H

Register For Live Webcast

What entrepreneurs, attorneys and regulators must know when utilizing cryptocurrency instead of traditional financing, banking and taxation models within the cannabis industry

Ally Medina
Executive Director, Blockchain Advocacy Coalition

Hannah Stitt
Ad Astra Law Group LLP

Travis Thompson
Sideman & Bancroft LLP

Phillip Neiman

In this seminar, attorneys will learn about the banking challenges faced by cannabis businesses and how cryptocurrency technology is being employed in reaction to those challenges. Panelists will identify: how limited access to banking affects a cannabis business and the local/state/federal regulators with jurisdiction over the business; how stablecoin or other cryptocurrency technologies may be used by a cannabis business to participate in digital banking; and, what businesses, executives and attorneys in the cannabis-crypto space need to understand about the pros and cons of operating in legal gray areas.

• The cannabis industry banking crisis
• The banking crisis’ affect on regulator’s ability to obtain taxes
• AB 953- Payment of state and local taxes by digital assets
• Exposure created for any business simultaneously operating within two nascent, and increasingly regulated, industries


Online Only


Program 12:00-1:10 p.m.

Event Code: R190099

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