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Cincinnati Cannabis Banking

Navigate your way to success with marijuana and hemp banking in Cincinnati. Safe Harbor Financial is America’s leading cannabis financial institution.

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After first opening in 2015, Safe Harbor Financial has spent the past seven years battling the underbanking crisis in the cannabis industry. Federal prohibition prevents major financial institutions from serving cannabis-related businesses (CRBs). CRBs must therefore operate solely in cash or else misrepresent their business to major institutions.

Enter Safe Harbor Financial – in less than a decade, we’ve earned a reputation for incredible financial services, excellent regulatory guidance, and personalized banking. We’ve processed more than $12 billion in cannabis-related funds, supported nearly 600 accounts, and operated in 20 states nationwide. 

Our Cincinnati cannabis banking services include checking and savings accounts, online banking, consumer payments, electronic tax payments, direct deposit payroll, and more.

Under our guidance, CRBs succeed and thrive; they have all the tools they need – no matter whether they operate in the hemp, CBD, or marijuana sectors.

We’re ready to elevate your business. Contact our team about becoming a member today.

Cincinnati cannabis banking services

We appreciate how fundamental financial services are to the day-to-day running of your business. That’s why we tailored the services we offer to CRBs. Everything you could need is available, from electronic payroll to our loans program. Members of Safe Harbor can expect access to all our financial services, including:

  • 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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Experience unrivaled marijuana banking in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is a venerable old US city renowned nationwide for its sports, university, and historic architecture. With a large population, thriving cultural scene, and successful economy, it’s a prime location for CRBs and cannabis entrepreneurs.

Unfortunately, recreational marijuana remains illegal in Ohio, restricting options for CRBs. However, medical marijuana is legal, and following the 2018 Farm Bill, so too are hemp and CBD. The latter, in particular, is a fast-growing industry due to its numerous health benefits. Considering the importance of Cincinnati, CRBs have numerous lucrative and legal options, from exports to health products. 

What’s needed is an experienced cannabis bank to help CRBs navigate the tumultuous regulatory and legal waters. With our support, businesses can expand, thrive, and succeed while staying on the right side of the law. In fact, we liaise with legislators, regulators, and law enforcement to ensure our members receive accurate, reliable advice. 

Plus, if Ohio ever legalize recreational cannabis, you’ll be perfectly positioned to take advantage of the market – and we’ll support you every step of the way. 

Speak to our team about joining Safe Harbor Financial – let us elevate your business. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join Safe Harbor Financial? +

All legal and legitimate CRBs are welcome to join the Safe Harbor family. Please submit your application online, and follow these 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. 

What kinds of cannabis-related businesses do you serve? +

Our services are not specialized to any specific CRBs. Our expertise spans the entire industry, including:

  • Growers, manufacturers, and CBD extraction
  • Cannabis biotechnology firms
  • Dispensaries and retailers
  • Cannabis associations
  • Service companies
  • Cannabis industry consultants
  • Landlords and ancillary

No matter your company’s industry, all customers gain access to our services, including the loans program. We want to help all CRBs refused by major financial institutions – that’s why SHF was founded.