Federal & State Regulations

In accord with the Department of Justice, SiftPay enforces priorities important to the federal government to ensure public safety, and require that all partnered retailers enforce as well:

  • Preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors
  • Preventing revenue from the sale of marijuana from going to criminal enterprises
  • Preventing the diversion of marijuana from legal states to other states
  • Preventing state-authorized marijuana activity to be used a cover for other illegal activity
  • Preventing violence in the distribution of marijuana
  • Preventing health abuse consequences of marijuana
  • Preventing the growth of marijuana on public lands
  • Preventing marijuana possession and use on federal property

All partnered retailers must be consistent with their respective state laws and regional laws, concerning the possession and selling of Cannabis and CBD products. SiftPay requires that all partnered retailers be registered with their respective state legislature and properly licensed.

Review your State’s Law?

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Alaska legalized personal non-medical marijuana use and possession on February 24, 2015, as determined by voters through the passage of Ballot Measure 2. This is labeled out in Alaska Statues 17. Chapter 38. The Regulation of Marijuana.

For additional information reference Alaska Department of Health and Social Services for Health effects of marijuana


California legalized the recreational use of cannabis in November 2016 with the voters’ approval of Proposition 64, Adult Use of Marijuana Act.


Colorado legalized personal use marijuana on November 6, 2012 as Colorado Amendment 64, a ballot measure that amended the Constitution of the State of Colorado enacted in Article 18, section 16 of the state Constitution.


Nevada’s Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (Ballot Question 2), became effective on January 1, 2017, legalizing the purchase, possession, and consumption of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older.


Oregon passed Measure 91 in 2014 legalizing non-medical use of marijuana. In 2015 Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed an emergency bill declaring marijuana sales legal for recreational users. Effective of January 1, 2017 dispensaries must have an Oregon Liquor Control Commission license to sell cannabis for recreational use.


Washington legalized marijuana use for adults through Initiative 502 ballot in November 2012 which legalizes the production, possession, delivery, and distribution of Marijuana.