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Need A Merchant Account For Your Medical Marijuana Dispensary?

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medical marijuana merchant accountSo, this is pretty straight forward. You dispense marijuana (cannabis) that is legally prescribed by a certified doctor to patients that need their medicine. The problem is that most of your customers want to pay by credit card, but unfortunately, you only accept cash. It’d be nice if you could accept those cards, wouldn’t it?

There’s an obvious and legitimate need for credit card processing and merchant account services for dispensaries, so I figured I’d at least try and point you in the right direction.

Just keep in mind that this is still a high-risk category for most providers, so don’t expect the best terms in the world. It’s a “beggars can’t be choosers” type of landscape right now, but I think that as medical marijuana merchants continue to process, and the industry shows some history, then it will be more widely accepted.

As of now, my best recommendation when it comes to the best credit card processing for marijuana dispensaries is The Transaction Group (TTG). TTG is a 5-star provider on my site, and Michael, the owner, has always been awesome with the customer service.

I’ll continue to add recommendations to this page as more and more reputable medical marijuana merchant account providers jump on my radar.

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Amad Ebrahimi
Amad has worked in the eCommerce and online marketing world since 2002. He started as an eBay seller, then slowly graduated to building & marketing his own websites and consulting others to do the same. He founded Merchant Maverick out of frustration with all the misinformation and shady tactics that he encountered when trying to find a merchant account for his and his client's businesses. He's the man behind most of the merchant account reviews, and articles posted on Have any questions related to credit card processing? Talk to him.
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    Is there a merchant services solution for medical marijuana dispensories in California through off shore?

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Garry,

      We typically recommend Instabill for offshore tech support companies, and we just learned that they now offer medical marijuana merchant accounts as well! We recommend you give them a try!


        Credit card processing for the cannabis industry is still a no-go for US banks. I was hoping this would change a few years ago but unfortunately there are no processors allowing dispensaries.

          Chloe Bahal

          Hi Brandon,

          I would try taking a look at Instabill.

            Curtis Stevens

            Hey Meredith,

            I may know of a source for you then however you must be in the US, all in person swiped transactions and you cannot be on MATCH/TMF. Feel free to email me Curtis at gotmerchant dot com


              Meredith Garstin

              We have been blacklisted for making designs for a dispensary, and First Data is the parent company. I can not use any company with First Data as the main source, so I would like to ask – does this credit card processing site use them as their parent?

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