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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

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

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 […]
February 15, 2017

CNP Series: Lessons from a CNP Fraud Scheme – Part 2

Recently, the criminal case against online merchant Jeremy Johnson in Utah that started back in June 2011 finally came to a close. After more than four […]