May 10, 2021

Cannabis Seeds and Banking: How Does It Work?

If cannabis flower is federally illegal because it contains THC, are cannabis seeds legal because they don’t? The issue is complicated.
May 6, 2021

How Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Plan Could Change Federal Cannabis Laws

Proponents of cannabis legalization have had a lot to celebrate in recent months, with several states passing ballot measures or legislation to support the creation of adult use or medical industries. However, that enthusiasm has not made its way to the federal level. Many hoped that the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., would usher in new, more favorable attitudes toward cannabis decriminalization or legalization, but that glimmer is fading by the day. While the executive branch may not be […]
April 30, 2021

How many banks work with cannabis? It’s fewer than you think.

Banking services are one of the cornerstones of starting any successful business, but the cannabis industry has ben unfairly shut out for quite some time. While the industry continues to grow as more states create adult-use or medical programs, cannabis-based business owners and entrepreneurs continue to struggle with access to basic services like business checking accounts, forcing cash-only operations for many. There are numerous cannabis banking myths about why financial institutions are so hesitant to work with this industry. One […]
April 15, 2021

What to Do If You Lose Your Dispensary Bank Account

If your bank refuses to continue servicing your plant-touching business or otherwise dismisses you, here’s what you need to do next.
April 5, 2021

Delta-8-THC and Cannabis Banking: What Do We Know – Or Don’t Know?

Part of the legal ambiguity surrounding Delta-8-THC is that it can be isolated from both hemp and marijuana. This can affect banking services for Delta 8 products and businesses.
March 24, 2021

Why Is Seed To Sale Software So Important for Cannabis Banking?

This software is key for cannabis industry compliance, but the data it gathers is important for obtaining banking, too. Why is that the case?
February 25, 2021
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Are Cashless ATMs The Next Target of Federal Enforcement?

The former CEO of Eaze plead guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. It's a painful reminder that many common industry workarounds are in fact fraudulent -- including and especially the popular cashless ATM workaround solution.
February 25, 2021

Ancillary Businesses and Cannabis Banking: Issues and Solutions

While plant-touching businesses generally feel the brunt of cannabis banking issues, the industry's ancillary businesses – those that provide support services to plant-touching companies – also face significant obstacles. What are these issues?
February 24, 2021

What’s at Stake When You Lie to Your Bank?

Not being fully transparent with the bank – or wholly lying to the bank about your business — has real consequences. What’s at stake when you don’t tell the whole truth about your cannabis business to your banking partner?
February 16, 2021

Fintech Solutions and Cannabis Banking: What Works and What Doesn’t?

How can fintech be a part of the financial future of cannabis?
May 4, 2021

Crypto Currency and Cannabis Banking

WeedWeek quotes Nathaniel Gurien, CEO of Fincann, on the rise of cryptocurrency in the cannabis banking world what what it could mean for businesses and the industry as congress has yet to come to a consensus on banking legislation.
April 21, 2021

Learn about cannabis banking at Canna World Expo 2021

Fincann presents at Canna World Expo 2021. Watch the presentation for free on the Canna World Expo website.
April 21, 2021

Fincann on The Budding Report

Fincann CEO Nathaniel Gurien appears on Episode 140 of The Budding Report podcast.
April 21, 2021
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MJBizDaily: Firms could face higher taxes via Biden spending plan and state rules

New York, “as the financial capital of the world,” would put pressure on lawmakers to push for cannabis banking reform and, more importantly, federal legalization.
April 20, 2021

Cannabis Operators, Insiders, and Experts Discuss New York’s Cannabis Legalization

“Chasing cannabis licenses may be ‘fools gold’… It might be wiser to apply current skills and experience… to launch a niche business,” Fincann CEO Nathaniel Gurien shared with Cannabis Law Report.
April 1, 2021

Fincann in MarketWatch: “The possibilities are endless”

Nathaniel Gurien, chief executive of Fincann, an advisory and consulting firm that specializes in cannabis banking and payment systems, said minority investors should think more broadly about how to access the sector. “Chasing cannabis licenses may be ‘fool’s gold’ especially for minority equity candidates once federal legalization permits every corner convenience store to sell pre-rolls,” he said. “It might be wiser to apply current skills [and] experience combined with newly acquired skills [and] capital provided by equity programs to launch […]
March 22, 2021

Weed Professionals Give Mixed Reception To Reintroduction Of Cannabis Banking Bill In Congress

Nathaniel Gurien, CEO of Fincann, a provider of payment solutions for the cannabis industry, feels the bill is nothing more than a superficial band aid to a larger problem, namely the federal illegality of the plant.  
March 11, 2021

Fincann featured in Ganjapreneur

Ganjapreneur explains how and why Fincann came to be, citing the banking authority’s success in obtaining sustainable banking and merchant processing for cannabis industry clients.
March 3, 2021

Fincann featured in AMLology

CEO Nathaniel Gurien enumerates the current trends in cannabis banking and merchant payment solutions in the United States.
February 22, 2021

Fincann CEO: More banks will “put their toe in the water” in 2021

Head to page 83 to read Nathaniel’s insight into what’s in store for B2B cannabis businesses and banking in 2021.
February 4, 2021

Fincann featured in MG Retailer Magazine

CEO Nathaniel Gurien pens an op-ed about the “big shakeup” the cannabis industry can expect in the banking sector in 2021.
February 4, 2021

Fincann launches the industry’s first and only cannabis-friendly bank counter

As the nation’s Cannabis Banking Authority™, Fincann provides all stakeholders with free, current, expert, and factual guidance pertaining to all industry sectors. View the cannabis bank counter.
February 1, 2021

Fincann featured in Green Sheet January 2021 issue

Learn more about Fincann and the Cannabis Banking Financial Network in this financial industry publication’s featured company profile.
January 20, 2021

Fincann shares Biden administration cannabis banking predictions

Fincann CEO Nathaniel Gurien shares his insights with The GrowthOp.
January 19, 2021

With Biden in… progress on cannabis seems imminent

Fincann CEO Nathaniel Gurien tells NJ Cannabis Insider readers to “faster [their] seatbelts,” with federal legalization moves potentially on the way. Visit the Fincann blog for more insights on the Biden administration and cannabis.
January 13, 2021

5 Predictions for the 2021 Cannabis Industry

Fincann CEO Nathaniel Gurien tells Benzinga that he predicts the SAFE Banking Act to pass in 2021, but that it will have little impact on the cannabis industry.
December 9, 2020

MORE Act Passes in the House

“Passage of the MORE Act will help more [banks] feel that perhaps [cannabis is] trend[ing] toward mainstream acceptance and therefore expand access to banking,” said Fincann CEO Nathaniel Gurien.
December 7, 2020

Anti-pot laws go up in smoke: Five more states legalize cannabis, boosting investors’ prospects

“The American electorate has once again demonstrated the growing mainstream acceptance of legal medical and adult-use [cannabis] across the political spectrum,” said Fincann CEO Nathaniel Gurien.
November 9, 2020

Fincann CEO Nathaniel Gurien pens op-ed for The Marijuana Times

The Marijuana Times published an op-ed penned by Fincann CEO Nathaniel Gurien about pervasive misinformation about cannabis banking: “The nub of largely mainstream conservative bankers’ resistance to supporting our industry lies in their fundamental belief in the prevailing, demonizing propaganda.”
November 8, 2020

New Jersey is legalizing marijuana. Does that put pressure on New York?

“Now with COVID and the additional financial pressure New York State is feeling, there is an even greater imperative for all stakeholders in New York to come to terms,” Fincann CEO Nathaniel Gurien shared with NY
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