In today’s episode Allen & Justin head down to The Alternative Products Expo in Fort Lauderrdale. They had such a great time last year they thought they should try it again. Justin met up with an old friend from Milwaukee there who owns Highly Edibles. They manufacture cbd edibles, hemp flower and much more. Listen to episode 151 to learn more about the alternative products expo, cbd, kratom, high risk businesses and how we can help you with your merchant account.

Description: CBD, or cannabidiol, has exploded in popularity in recent years due to its potential health benefits. However, despite its growing mainstream acceptance, the CBD industry still faces significant challenges when it comes to payment processing. In this episode, we’ll take a closer look at the state of CBD and payment processing, and explore the challenges that CBD businesses face in accepting payments.

First, we’ll dive into the current legal landscape surrounding CBD and payment processing. While the 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp, including the production and sale of CBD derived from hemp, CBD products are still subject to a patchwork of state and federal regulations. We’ll discuss how these regulations impact payment processing, including the difficulty that CBD businesses face in finding payment processors that are willing to work with them.

Next, we’ll explore some of the specific challenges that CBD businesses face when it comes to payment processing, such as high fees and limited options for payment methods. We’ll also look at some of the workarounds that CBD businesses are using to overcome these challenges, such as alternative payment methods like cryptocurrency and e-checks.

Finally, we’ll discuss the opportunities that lie ahead for the CBD industry when it comes to payment processing. As more states legalize cannabis and CBD, and as public acceptance of these products continues to grow, we may see more payment processors enter the market that are willing to work with CBD businesses. We’ll also explore how innovations in payment technology, such as blockchain-based solutions, could help CBD businesses overcome some of the challenges they face.

Overall, the state of CBD and payment processing is complex and rapidly evolving. In this episode, we’ll unpack some of the key issues and explore what the future may hold for this dynamic industry.