March 7, 2019
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Your Contract Doesn’t Protect You: Recent Decision Should Make You Worry About Your Merchant Reserves

You are a merchant who does everything by the book. Should you have reservations about merchant contracts, especially how they treat reserves? Almost certainly, yes. Reserve […]
February 21, 2019

How Can CBD Merchants Avoid Getting Screwed by Their Payment Processors?

Payment processors screw over merchants. It is a fact of life. And they tend to take advantage of small merchants, uninformed merchants, but most of all […]
December 11, 2018
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Why’s It So F&%*ing Hard to Get Credit Card Processing for CBD Products?

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has become a hot topic within the cannabis industry. Experts predict that sales in the hemp subcategory of CBD could surpass $22 billion […]
April 10, 2018
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Are Nootropics Legal in the U.S.? It’s Complicated

There’s a joke in the nootropics industry. An eager consumer walks into a nootropics store. The customer — who’s excited about this category of products that […]
March 1, 2018
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Need a Cash Alternative? Here are 7 Payment Methods for Weed Merchants

Marijuana dispensaries have come a long way in a short time. When my stoner niece brought me to her favorite dispensary recently, I was blown away […]
February 21, 2018
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Will CBD be Legal? Here’s the Latest on the HIA v. DEA Lawsuit

On Thursday, Feb. 15, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in San Francisco re: Hemp Industries Association vs. DEA. The hearing was the […]
February 2, 2018
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CBD Legality Limbo? Upcoming Court Decision to Provide Clarity

On February 15, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will issue a decision that will have far-reaching consequences in the industrial hemp industry. The Court will […]
October 26, 2017

What if a regulator says you are an MSB?

I frequently get calls from companies saying they have received letters from state regulators requesting information related to whether they have acted as a money service […]