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Cedar Rapids Cannabis Banking

Grow your cannabis-related business with trusted marijuana and hemp banking in Cedar Rapids. Become a member to discover our industry-leading financial services.

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Conceived in 2015 with a simple but ambitious goal, Safe Harbor Financial set out to save the nascent cannabis industry from the clutches of an underbanking crisis. Due to federal prohibition, cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) cannot open accounts or use services with any major financial institution (because of excess paperwork or prosecution fears). 

Only specialized financial institutions, like Safe Harbor, opened their doors to CRBs, providing a much-needed lifeline for the fast-growing industry. 

We’ve spent the past seven years developing a range of services best suited to the cannabis industry’s needs, including checking and savings accounts, online banking, consumer payments, electronic tax payments, direct deposit payroll, and more. Small wonder that we’ve earned a reputation for regulatory excellence and personalized banking. 

We’ve been busy. Operating across 20 states, processing more than $12 billion in cannabis-related funds, and supporting nearly 600 accounts have ensured we’re ready to take more businesses to the next level. Our lessons and guidance were instrumental in guiding Colorado’s fledgling cannabis industry. Now, we’re applying our experience to marijuana and hemp banking in Cedar Rapids.

Let our team advise and support your CRB – join the Safe Harbor Financial family today.

Cedar Rapids cannabis banking services

Business owners understand that operating a company is a headache without financial services. Earning more just seems to add fuel to the fire. Whether you’re accepting customer payments, maintaining accurate books, or paying taxes electronically, financial services are the foundation of day-to-day operations. Members also gain access to our full range of financial services:

  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Online banking with 24/7 account access
  • Consumer payments
  • Electronic tax payments
  • Cash management accounts
  • Cash pick-up and delivery services
  • Investment options
  • Employee accounts
  • Direct deposit payroll
  • ACH payments and origination options
  • Wire Services
  • Financing
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Experienced unparalleled marijuana banking in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids is a small but thriving city in the heart of Iowa’s agricultural industry. Alongside its flourishing arts and cultural scene, the city’s economy is going from strength to strength. For CRBs, however, matters are more complicated.

Recreational cannabis in Iowa is illegal. In contrast, medicinal marijuana is legal for sale, as are CBD oil and hemp products. The latter, in fact, was legalized in 2019 in response to the 2018 United States Farm Bill, allowing the growth and sale of industrial hemp (defined as cannabis with 0.3% or less THC).

Considering feral hemp grows wild all over Iowa, there’s a significant opportunity for a whole host of businesses, from growers to extractors to retailers operating in the hemp-CBD-medical marijuana industry.

What’s needed is an experienced financial institution to provide top-quality regulatory advice and financial support. By choosing Safe Harbor Financial, your business will be perfectly placed for if and when Iowa decides to legalize recreational cannabis (as local opinion polls seem to indicate).

Become a member of Safe Harbor Financial today to enjoy marijuana and hemp banking in Cedar Rapids.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access SHF's services? +

Becoming a member of Safe Harbor has never been easier. Please complete the following steps:

  1. Submit your application
  2. We perform a document check and due diligence
  3. We conduct an interview, site inspection, and an in-depth business review

Alongside your application, we’ll need all the relevant marijuana-related documentation. Please include:

  • All business documents (including bylaws and operating agreement)
  • Your marijuana license or certificate and a complete copy of your license application
  • Your IRS EIN Certification Letter

Please get in touch with our team for any further questions about Safe Harbor or the application process.

Why do I need cannabis banking in Cedar Rapids? +

From navigating the complex regulatory framework to accessing loans for expansion, financial services aren’t optional; they’re critical. Without our financial and regulatory support, no business can hope to thrive (or stay on the right side of the law). And with the alternatives involving operating solely in cash, you risk becoming a prime target for thieves and criminals.