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SAFE Banking and Cannabis (Dan Roda Commentary)

SAFE Banking will also enable more banks to begin offering conventional loan products to cannabis operators, with a lower cost of capital than currently available from the mostly nonbank lenders filling this void today. read more >
Lynn Zeno of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas.
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IIAA Honors Lynn Zeno, Liberty Mutual/Safeco (Movers & Shakers)

Lynn Zeno of Little Rock was awarded the Allan Kennedy Memorial Award by the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas. Liberty Mutual/Safeco was selected as the Company of the Year. read more >
Abaca Banc is  offering banking services to the medical marijuana industry in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and other states. Members include Greg Ellis (seated), and from left to right, Dan Roda, Reed Lewallen and John Foley.
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Abaca Gets Seed Money for Marijuana Financial BusinessLock Icon

A startup that offers financial services to the cannabis industry has scored $800,000 from investors. read more >

Dan Roda, Abaca (40 Under 40)

Dan Roda, a product of Philadelphia, went to law school at nearby Villanova University, and there he met the woman he would follow back to her home: Arkansas. read more >
The 32 companies licensed in Arkansas to sell medical marijuana have sometimes faced challenges in finding commercial real estate zoned for a dispensary.
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Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin’ HotLock Icon

Pinpointing legally permissible real estate for the state’s first medical cannabis enterprises after a 2016 legalization vote was like plunging into the haystack to find the perfect spot for a needle, those involved in the process say. read more >
Abaca Banc is  offering banking services to the medical marijuana industry in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and other states. Members include Greg Ellis (seated), and from left to right, Dan Roda, Reed Lewallen and John Foley.
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Abaca Prepares to Bank Marijuana Businesses, Customers

A Little Rock company that originally planned to offer medical marijuana consumers a cashless method for filling their prescriptions has broadened its scope to include financing for marijuana-related businesses. read more >
Martin Thoma and Elizabeth Michael, announcing their new communications firm focused on the cannabis industry, Bud.
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Need Cannabis Marketing? Perhaps This Bud’s for You

Elizabeth Michael has teamed up with Martin Thoma of Thoma Thoma to create Bud Agency, the marketing and PR firm devoted to the new medical marijuana industry. read more >
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MediPays Rebrands Online Platform for Marijuana Businesses

MediPays of Little Rock has rebrands its full-service online banking platform for marijuana-related businesses with a new name, Abaca. read more >