Imagine walking one morning into the workplace and finding that the credit card programs have been cancelled overnight. They were cut off not because of lack of payment and not because they were involved in an illegal business, but rather because they were cut off for indeterminate “unacceptable business practices.” This is a reality faced by many medical marijuana dispensaries owners who get “creative” with their applications; and if you manufactured your application it may be a legitimate termination-but that is not always the case.Check out this site: www.greensociety.io
Left Without Intervention
The following scenario is not an unusual one. This has recently happened with Alternative Health Option, Inc., an Oregon-based consulting company. How is AMC doing that has put them in conflict with the Intuit service provider? AMC is a company which provides medical cannabis usage approval consultations with doctors under Oregon law. Since the facility does not sell or dispense prescription cannabis, it has discontinued its facilities.
Intuit reports that they have discontinued programs because AMC has not announced its medicinal marijuana presence. When asked about ending some 3000 other accounts that they hold with clinics offering the same services, they said they wouldn’t end those accounts because they didn’t have medical cannabis on their web pages. AMC has offered to remove the reference, but Intuit will not restore the account, because “we know now.”
The online payment service, PayPal, has also terminated accounts associated with references to medical marijuana consultations.
DEA, FDA, IOM, and the Alphabet Supper
Most of the issue confronting companies derives from whether or not marijuana is in reality medical. The DEA and the US government hold that smoking marijuana does not have any medical value. The American Cancer Association, the AMA and the AAP both accept that, whether they occur, smoking is not an ideal way to achieve certain benefits. Alternate absorption approaches are studied.
Even the massive study by the Institute of Medicine, frequently quoted by medicinal marijuana advocates, strongly condemns the use of smoking marijuana for medical gain. The study found that cannabinoid medications, specifically THC, had some “potentially therapeutic” advantages but that other usable narcotics provided better results. The lack of standardization, the dosing process and other considerations all led the IOM to reject the idea of more research.
Where are we headed next?
Just like many other hot potatoes, this one is something that few people want to handle. The difficulties inherent with securing conventional funding, deposits, and facilities have often been daunting for many who have started dispensaries. Alternatives are accessible for those that stay at the company.
While the sale of cannabis online remains illegal, the Internet is a good place to search for companies willing to enter the market and even eager to. By actively looking for retailer account vendors that are acquainted with the threats associated with legal medicinal marijuana transactions, businesses may locate the resources they need without obfuscating.
Despite now 15 jurisdictions and the District of Columbia de-criminalizing the selling of pot goods for medical reasons, the problem is expected to come to a head early. Many jurisdictions, including California, intend to impose sales tax for any of their visits to pharmacies-having such a cash cow exposed as public finances are stripped bare is impossible. The problem remains: how is the federal government going to react to that move?