Speaker Bio


Alan Hanson

Alan Hanson

Attorney, Gleam Law

Alan Hanson is a lawyer and a cannabis banking expert at Gleam Law. Hanson focuses on developing cannabis and hemp credit union divisions across many states. Prior to entering private practice and specializing in legal marijuana, hemp, and CBD cases, he spent 17 years as the General Counsel and Compliance Officer for Maps Credit Union. At Maps, he created and managed the first fully compliant cannabis credit union division in Oregon. This program remains the largest, most successful cannabis credit union division in the state. Additionally, it is used by the state credit union regulators as the example of how to properly operate a legal marijuana-related business banking program. Hanson has extensive knowledge on cannabis banking and credit union compliance requirements, along with the operational challenges to serve cannabis-related businesses.