“American Express’ policy does not allow the acceptance of the card for digital adult content,” says Leah Gerstner, a company spokeswoman.
“Given this complexity, we continue to monitor the situation, seek guidance from regulators and inform merchant acquirers of any new developments.” Many banks won’t extend basic banking services to marijuana dispensaries, meaning checks can’t be used for payment either.
If you’re seeking some digital titillation, don’t try to use your American Express card for the experience.
While credit companies typically want you to pull out their credit card for a purchase, the payment networks — American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa — won’t approve transactions that are treated as high-risk activities or run afoul of federal law, even if state laws allow it.
If you’re intent on buying one of these naughty things, “it pays to discover” they can’t be bought with your credit card. Credit card companies don’t make the distinction between those who want to buy marijuana for medical reasons and those who buy it for recreational purposes.
Adafruit will not be shipping USPS orders Friday November 10, 2017 for Veterans Day.