- State-sanctioned cannabis businesses forced into cash-only operations due to federal conundrum
- Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions has alternative for cannabis banking that solves cash handling issues
- Company’s proprietary system breaks logjam and provides businesses with competitive advantages
As the scientific evidence of the medical efficacy of marijuana has mounted, multiple states have begun to legalize its use. Ignoring antiquated federal strictures, 29 states now permit medicinal use, with eight states allowing recreational use, and more states are expected to expand legalization this coming year. The acceptance of marijuana throughout the nation has spawned a multi-billion dollar industry, yet it has also created a continuing conundrum for businesses engaged in marijuana transactions. These businesses are legal, yet are unable to open or maintain a bank account. Since the federal government still regards marijuana as an illegal drug, it has created an all-cash nightmare for the cannabis industry. Banks are regulated by the federal government and most won’t touch cannabis cash. A multi-billion dollar cash business invites headaches and trouble. Tax collection, payroll problems, bill payment, assaults and armed robbery all plague an industry that’s expected to exceed $37 billion in the U.S. by 2024. No other industry of this size suffers through such operational and logistical nightmares.
To solve these complex issues, Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC: REFG) has created the first purpose-built solution to cannabis banking that solves cash handling issues, offers electronic payment and e-commerce features and gives marijuana businesses immediate access to funds while keeping them in compliance with all federal (FinCEN) laws to combat domestic and international money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes. Not only compliant, REFG’s end-to-end payment processing solution finally provides cannabis customers and retailers with high-function payment options other than cash.
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