Monday, July 9, 2012

UPDATE — Approval Denied: Treasury Department Cuts Credit and Debit Card Use at Local Dispensaries

by David Downs
Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Turns out Visa isn't everywhere you'd want them to be. This week, San Francisco dispensary Vapor Room announced that it must stop accepting Visa and MasterCard credit and debit payments at their Haight St. location. Vapor Room customers will have to go cash-only, joining hundreds of thousands of other patients nationwide, as the U.S. Department of the Treasury pressures credit/debit card servicers and banks to close legal medical marijuana business accounts.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Public Service Announcement: FREE "Home Grown Author Night," July 21 at Oaksterdam

by David Downs
Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM

If you happened to pick up an East Bay Express over the weekend, you might have noticed a fat half-page ad for our upcoming FREE "Home Grown Author Night".

A what? A "Home Grown Author Night." See, Saturday, July 21, at 6 p.m. at Oaksterdam University in Oakland, we're hosting a panel of cannabis intellectuals for conversation, book sales and signings. It's the kind of high-caliber talk we've always wanted to go to. So we made it happen. And it's free to the general public.

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