May 30, 2018
The Legalities of Bitcoin

Accepting Bitcoin for Payments: The Legal Basics Part 1 of 3

  Cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer digital currencies whose value is not determined by a central bank like the United States Federal Re serve but rather through a series […]
April 10, 2018

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

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

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

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 […]
March 3, 2017

State Money Transmitter Rule Slams PFs, ISOs

Late last month, Pennsylvania issued an advisory that its money transmitter regulations are violated when payments companies–payment facilitators and ISOs–collect money from consumers and forward it […]