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.
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.