Heath Korvola/Getty Images Cash is king when it comes to pot.
Credit card companies don't make the distinction between those who want to buy marijuana for medical reasons and those who buy it for recreational purposes."Most merchant services companies do not want to accept credit card transactions from cannabis businesses," says Kristi Kelly, executive director of the Marijuana Industry Group, a non-profit trade organization for licensed cannabis businesses. Discover and American Express confirmed they don't allow cardholders to buy medical or recreational marijuana. Mastercard pleads the Fifth, acknowledging the legality isn't clear-cut."The federal government considers marijuana sales illegal, but is currently not challenging state laws that legalize marijuana sales," says Seth Eisen, a company spokesman.
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No, the credit card ID checks are designed to ensure that nobody under the age of 18 can visit porn websites.
If they fail to implement age checks, porn sites could be blocked by credit card providers, cutting off paying punters, or internet networks could be ordered to block them.
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here's a long list of websites that we are happy to hand our credit card details over to: almost any online retailer, subscription service or takeaway service.
As parents, your concern for privacy and sensitive family information is key.
Ryan Deberardinis / Eye Em/Getty Images You've probably heard this priceless slogan before: "There are some things money can't buy.
For everything else there's Mastercard."Well, it's not exactly true.
Federal law still bans the sale of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, even though 29 states and Washington, D. "Given this complexity, we continue to monitor the situation, seek guidance from regulators and inform merchant acquirers of any new developments."Many banks won't extend basic banking services to marijuana dispensaries, meaning checks can't be used for payment either.
Westend61/Getty Images If you're seeking some digital titillation, don't try to use your American Express card for the experience."American Express' policy does not allow the acceptance of the card for digital adult content," says Leah Gerstner, a company spokeswoman.