A decade ago, many people saw marijuana legalization as a fringe issue, not a serious policy question. This year, voters in four states passed legalization ballot measures and the development has barely made the front page. All told, marijuana is now legal in eight states: Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington — and, of course, California.
Americans take it for granted that they can use their debit cards anywhere, but that isn’t the case at a marijuana dispensary — Visa and MasterCard don’t want any part of the business. Now CanPay says it has solved the problem.