American Express Says ‘No’ to Medical Marijuana

American Express claims about “never leaving home without,” don’t align with terminally ill medical marijuana users, who say they can’t use the credit card to purchase marijuana from dispensaries (EVEN THOUGH IT’S COMPLETELY LEGAL). Multiple sources have confirmed American Express isn’t able to be processed when patients are receiving their medical marijuana from local dispensaries. Video and more after the jump.

According to LA Snark, beginning April 30th every time an American Express card was swiped, it was declined. The Farmacy in West Hollywood sent out an email to LA Snark and others outlining the changes from American Express:

Please be advised that American Express will no longer allow transactions to be processed at Medical Marijuana dispensaries.

This is a policy change made by American Express, nationwide.

Although we have absolutely no control over this matter, we apologize for the inconvenience.

We are all still able to process transactions with Master Card, Discover Card and Visa…

It’s nationwide too, even though it’s most evident in the marijuana mecca of California. It’s also being reported on Young Turk TV:


If you’d like to provide some feedback to American Express regarding their alleged policy regarding medical marijuana, please do so here.

Let them know it’s wrong.

[Toke of the Town; LA Snark;   Pic via Elvis Blogs]

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Author: Tyrel

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