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 […]
March 1, 2017

Think Chargebacks Are Bad? Look What Uncle Sam Can Do

The Federal Trade Commission and other government agencies have a newfound willingness to hold payment processors liable for the unlawful conduct of their merchants. This is […]
February 28, 2017

Hop to it When the Government Calls

Whether you are an ISO or a merchant level salesperson (MLS), odds are you will at some point receive an unexpected visit from a government agency. […]
February 27, 2017

What to Do When Your Processor Won’t Pay You? It Depends…

Every week, I get a call from an agent or ISO (whom we will simply call the “agent”) complaining that an ISO or other upstream processing […]